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Moving forward, Canonical expects to keep the silly names for its operating system, including the next Hardy Heron release. We asked Shuttleworth why a man who glues wombats together insists on these animal names. "I don't think I said Gutsy Gibbon once," he said, during the conference call. Apparently, other Ubuntu team members asked the Shuttled One to stick with the proper Version tracking.

Shuttleworth, however, will continue using the code-names, especially when talking to the developers. They enjoy the monikers, and the names provide a simple way of distinguishing between versions.

Canonical also hopes to keep attracting more OEMs to its operating system. The company has, in particular, been talking up its goal of pulling more server vendors into the fold.

Sun Microsystems signed on ages ago as an Ubuntu supporter, although we've heard little about this project in recent months.

Starting Oct 29, the Ubuntu Developer Summit kicks off near Boston. It will be a Gutsy affair.

Shuttleworth expects future Summits to be scattered around the globe, but suggested that Asia will see more than its fair share of conferences due to budding interest in the OS there.

Those of you wanting to hear how the Ubuntu development process works should tune in to our recent interview with Shuttleworth. No wombats were harmed during the recording of the program. ®

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