The Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal is still one month away from its release date but the another version of Ubuntu 11.10 is officially named as â€œOneiric Ocelotâ€ which will be released after Natty Narwhal.
Ubuntu 11.10 will offer features like 2D OpenGL-based Unity interface that will support older computers along with Qt support.
Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of canonical has just written on his blog about the discussion that how the developer of Ubuntu named 11.10 as â€œOneiric Ocelotâ€. The name Oddball Octopus was almost decided because since the Ubuntu was conceived and Osculat Orangutan was mooted to because of its welcome nature of the Ubuntu community.
The ocelot, which is basically a cute wild cat, was finally decided because it represents the discipline that will be needed to drive innovation, technology and skills to Ubuntu 11.10.
Well, if you are wondering for the actual meaning of Oneiric then it stands for dreamy.