Mark Shuttleworth has announced that “Precise Pangolin” will be the alliterative animal codename for the next release of Ubuntu. Ubuntu 12.04 will be a long term support (LTS) release, and the first LTS to include the Unity desktop. We can expect to see more bug fixes and reliability improvements rather than radical changes this time. More details will be released when development starts at the next Ubuntu Developer Summit, which starts October 31 in Orlando, Florida.
The release candidate for Ubuntu 11.10 should be out any time now. OMG Ubuntu pointed me to a video on the Ubuntu promotional YouTube channel about what makes Ubuntu 11.10 great:
The channel has a few great videos I don’t think I’ve ever seen before. Be sure to check out the one about the new Ubuntu font family.