Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal Released

Today we released Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal, and you can find out more about it and download it here.

This has been a ferociously busy cycle and with it we set out with significant, audacious goals. We shipped a new shell, a new media player, significant improvements to Ubuntu One, and we worked hard to deliver all this change and opportunity in a predictable, stable and slick product. I am really proud of the result.

In this release we had over 320 developers contribute to it from both Canonical and the community, a new community of 17 new Unity contributors form, hundreds of translators translate Natty into 43 languages, countless LoCo teams get together for different global events and many other contributions made to documentation, testing, art, design, and more.

In short, out community came together and really delivered.


Thankyou to everyone who shared their insights and skills to help make Ubuntu better for everyone. It is you all who are helping us to bring Free Software to the world, and I can’t think of a better family to be on this train with.

And now, we celebrate!

  • jospoortvliet

    Congrats from openSUSE all, have a good party!

  • V.Govindan

    Sir, At my 74th year, I feel this is the best event to be amongst the linux(Ubuntu) community. The wonder of universal bond between simple people with less knowledge and the enthusiastic highly knowledgeable people in offering helping hand to the needed enhance the humanity. Let us go forward with full faith on Unity on diversity. V.Govindan.

  • http://UnitarydesktopconflictswithATIdrivers John

    I did the upgrade from 10.10. it went flawlessly.The issue with the ATI proprietary driver freezing up the Desktop is gone. The issue with the Alpha release was that the Unity Desktop could not be enabled without 3D acceleration drivers,ie “proprietary drivers”..but once yu eithe installed or “activated them and rebooted. it was game over, a frozen borked OS. Also what I liked about the upgrade to Natty was how many of the customizations I and filings remained intact. So excellent. 11.04 runs very smoothly. At first, it was a bit of a shock to see that the max and min buttons were gone. But, both mouse and kybd commands make this quick and easy. I found the servers today to be very busy, guess thats to be expected, So all in all, Natty is a fantastic progression. I will in the coming weeks put it through the tests for our “Ubuntu Free” Art/ Photo project. Test, scanning, processing images with GIMP Creating a webpage with Bluefish Recording sound with Ardour and Audacity Editing video. Testing Libre Office etc Thank you all for your hard work and dedication to open source operating systems, that not only work and are practical, but work very well and can be used professionally. Regards. Johnny Buntu

  • http://2buntu.com Roland Taylor

    \o/ yay!

  • Neil

    I have to say that from all I have read on-line Jono and also you Jos must be the ones I respect the most in the FOSS world…

    Thanks for your contributions in making my computing life better!

  • http://www.oil-portraitpainting.com Portrait painting

    Congratulations! thanks for your contributions, now just enjoy your celebration.

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