I’ve only just begun working on an article previewing Gutsy Gibbon for SearchEnterpriseLinux.com, but that hasn’t stopped the crazy cats at Ubuntu from revealing the catchy new name of the next release.
Tis true, Hardy Heron is officially the next next Ubuntu release, version number 8.04.
Jono Bacon, over at his jonobacon@home blog, gives us the details:
I am delighted to have the pleasure of announcing the Hardy Heron (Ubuntu 8.04), the next version of Ubuntu that will succeed Gutsy Gibbon (Ubuntu 7.10, due for release in October 2007). Not only will the Ubuntu community continue to do what it does best, produce an easy-to-use, reliable, free software platform, but this release will proudly wear the badge of Long Term Support (LTS) and be supported with security updates for five years on the server and three years on the desktop. We look forward to releasing the Hardy Heron in April 2008.
I officially cannot keep up anymore. Look for a preview article on Gutsy soon, which will include thoughts on the OS’s role on Dell servers — yes servers, not desktops — sometime soon.