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The founder of Linux distie Ubuntu has outlined plans for the platform’s next release (10.04), which is expected to land in April 2010.

Mark Shuttleworth said in a video message to attendees of the open source outfit’s UbuCon Atlanta meeting yesterday, that the next version of the distribution carries the code name Lucid Lynx.

Ubuntu 10.04 will be based on the Gnome 2.0 desktop, he said. The release, which is scheduled for Spring next year, will - on the server side - take Debian's horizontal scalability and try pushing it into cloud computing.

Future versions of the distie will support the Gnome 3.0, said Shuttleworth, who described Lucid Lynx as the "pinnacle of Gnome 2.0".

Lucid Lynx will be Ubuntu’s third long-term support (LTS) release.

"In practising the art of building Ubuntu and creating this enormous community, we’ve not lost sight of the importance of delivering all of that goodness from all of those many communities on a predictable cadance," said Shuttleworth.

"Delivering Ubuntu 10.04 as an LTS, is the definitive proof that that two-year cadence works."

He added that the name of the next distie represents a "calm" and sustained approach.

"Lynx is a predator but it’s a very thoughtful, considerate predator," said Shuttleworth, who also noted that it's a brand name for a rather well-known men's deodorant.

All of which got Shuttleworth proclaiming that this year's Ubuntu Developer Summit would be the "sweetest smelling" ever. ®

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