Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal is out in the wild! Check it out!

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Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal has just been released. Over at Ubuntugeek.com, they have a couple of great tutorials on the new features, and how to do an upgrade from 10.10 to 11.04. Here are a couple of short snippets. Go check it out!

The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce Ubuntu 11.04, code-named “Natty Narwhal”. 11.04 continues Ubuntu’s proud tradition of integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies into a high-quality,easy-to-use Linux distribution. This tutorial will explain How to upgrade from ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick) to ubuntu 11.04 (Natty)

via How to upgrade from ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick) to ubuntu 11.04 (Natty) | Ubuntu Geek.

For PC users, Ubuntu 11.04 supports laptops, desktops and netbooks with a unified look and feel based on a new desktop shell called “Unity”. This version supersedes Ubuntu Netbook Edition for all PC netbooks.

New Features

Unity is now the default Ubuntu desktop session. The Unity launcher has many new features, including drag and drop re-ordering of launcher icons, full keyboard navigation support, launcher activation through keyboard shortcuts, right-click context menu quick-list and switching between running applications.

The Ubuntu One control panel now allows selective syncing, and the launcher icon now displays sync progress. File syncing speed has been improved as well. The Ubuntu Software Center now allows users to “rate & review” installed applications, share reviews via integration with social networking services added into Gwibber, and has other usability improvements.

via What is new in Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) Desktop | Ubuntu Geek.

For those of you that are asking, what the hell is Ubuntu? Here is where to start…
I run PinguyOS based on 10.10, so an update should be coming shortly…I will let you know when it does.