I thought I’d share some of the quick news so far from the Ubuntu Live conference. From what I can gather there are not a lot of us from the community side here (if you are, please come find us!) There are a few key points that I thought I’d share with the rest of you from this mornings keynotes.
Mark Shuttleworth spoke first and gave us what seemed to be an Ubuntu State of the Union address and a bit of a future roadmap. Current estimates put Ubuntu user base between six and twelve million (hard to measure, of course). It is also currently being used in two-hundred countries and growing. I am surprisingly not surprised at these numbers. Ubuntu’s popularity is soaring and it only looks like its going up!
Ubuntu 8.04 (Gutsy +1) will be the next LTS release and LTS will be scheduled for every two years. Just as the 6 month cycle is expected and adhered to (with the exception of Dapper), the LTS cycle will be adhered to as well. This will put is with LTS at 6.06.1, 8.04, 10.04, etc.
There is more to catch up on but I better run now.. you’ll hear more from me later.