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Mark Shuttleworth talks Narwhals

Natty Narwhal (Ubuntu 11.04) removes GNOME, adds new kernel, and offers a major patch for scheduling processes. Mark Shuttleworth talks to Linux User about all this, Debian relations and the future of Ubuntu…

Mark Shuttleworth talks NarwhalsMark Shuttleworth has been a busy man since last we spoke to him in 2009, but at least this time, he’s remained on Earth. The world’s second space tourist, Shuttleworth is the father of Ubuntu and founder of the company behind it, Canonical. Originally from South Africa, Shuttleworth currently resides in the UK, where he works both on Ubuntu and as a venture capitalist.

Shuttleworth has removed himself from running the day-to-day operations of Canonical, but he remains at the top of the Ubuntu food chain, where he wields supreme executive power over the code naming process. And on that topic, he even references T S Eliot on the naming of cats. As he wrote on his blog, when discussing the naming of Ubuntu 11.10, Oneiric Ocelot: “Oneiric means ‘dreamy’, and the combination with Ocelot reminds me of the way innovation happens: part daydream, part discipline.”

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