So I’m sure I’m not the only person in the Ubuntu community who also owns an Apple product or 3. In turn, this means I’m probably not the only one who was interested to check out Apple’s conference yesterday, where they announced iLife ’11, new MacBook Air models and OS X 10.7 ‘Lion’.
Lion is where the interesting part lies, in that one of the new features is named ‘launchpad’ or ‘the launchpad’. Now what does this mean for Launchpad, the web application by Canonical? I don’t know…probably nothing. What I have seen is a lot of people commenting on what Canonical may or may not do.
Personally, I think that while Canonical do own the trademark to the name, it’s probably not worth going after until it becomes clear whether Apple are going to continue using ‘the launchpad’ or not as the name. Don’t get me wrong, it would give Canonical (and therefore Ubuntu) a lot of press, but I’m just not sure it would be worth it right now.
Either way, it should be interesting to see where it goes and what happens.