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Ubuntu 11.10, or Oneiric Ocelot, release set for October 3

The release schedule for Ubuntu 11.10, code-named Oneiric Ocelot, is set for Oct. 3, according to the Ubuntu Wiki, which was just put online. The first alpha for developers is due out on June 2, and the first working beta of the OS will be released on Sept. 1.

The 11.10 will follow Ubuntu Natty Narwhal, or version 11.04, which will be released on April 28. Ubuntu 11.10 will have a better interface, and will exploit the power of cloud and easy access to online services.

Mark Shuttleworth christened Ubunti 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot just yesterday, explaining that "Oneiric means “dreamy”, and the combination with Ocelot reminds me of the way innovation happens: part daydream, part discipline."

Nonsense name, but who cares, it's still Ubuntu. Shuttleworth hopes that discussion on how to best hook Ubuntu 11.10 to the cloud will be generated at the Ubuntu Developer Summit in Budapest, Hungary, between May 9 and 13. If you are an Ubuntu developer, partner or Linux enthusiast, this summit could be worth attending.

Parallel is to Ubuntu summit is a meeting being held by Linaro, a Linux organization backed by mostly hardware organizations like ARM Holdings. That summit is also being held in Budapest. It'll be a happy Linux summer for a few days in Hungary.