maverick meerkat

Mark Shuttleworth recently announced the mascot for Ubuntu 10.10 – ‘Maverick Meerkat’. While I have bad associative memories of the word ‘maverick’ with a certain US politician, it does make me wonder how the 10.10 release will live up to the name. After all, getting slicker and adding new features isn’t necessarily a demonstration of independent thinking. But I can think of one place this mongoose can radically depart from tradition…on the desktop with Gnome 3.

Time will tell.

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One Response to “maverick meerkat”

  1. Peter Says:

    Well, a few months have passed and I guess that plan went out the window. Looks like Ubuntu is heading for Wayland + Unity.

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