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  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Is The "Precise Pangolin"

    Phoronix: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Is The "Precise Pangolin"

    Mark Shuttleworth has just revealed that the codename for the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Linux release is the "Precise Pangolin", which will succeed the soon-to-be-released Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" version...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=OTk3MA

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    Honestly, code names are very funny and all, but when you have to start thinking if a machine has precise, or natty, or oneiric, ...

    The problem is that people then refer to the releases with the codenames, and since they are stupid and not easy to remember, half the times you don't remember which one you have... or am I the only one who doesn't like this?

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    • #3
      I don't like it too, but fortunately I don't use ubuntu.
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      • #4
        I find the silly code names make the release names a lot easier to remember.
        I also like it that sometimes it makes me aware of animals I didn't know existed or expands my vocabulary.
        I usually picture the animal -- I like Pangolins a lot so that is going to be an easy one for me.

        Otherwise you can just remember the year and the month it was released.

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        • #5
          Did he really write "pangolinís regularly survive encounters with lions"?

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          • #6
            Code names, silly or not, are a good way to separate different result from a search engine. The probability of someone randomly writing a code word is far less than the probability of someone writing for example 11.10.

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            • #7
              I find it a lot easier to remember codenames than release numbers, too. For me, numbers just don't mean anything, while codenames have a very easy to picture meaning.

              Pangolin... Interesting. I didn't know their name in English, although I did know them in my native language.

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              • #8
                Let's hope it doesn't turn into...

                Let's hope the quality is good enough we don't have to start calling it "Putrid Penguin"! If Kubuntu is of a decent quality, I may come back to using Ubuntu, I really miss the full repos and easy to add PPAs, but it was just too unstable and the front-end UI war was ruining it for me.

                In the meanwhile, go Chakra go!

                PS.: Precise is not the official name, that would be "Ubuntu 12.04", Precise (Lucid, Natty, etc) is the codename during development, like GStreamer 0.10.13 was called "With or without you", Sun's JDK 1.5 was called Merlin, etc

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                • #9
                  Is System76 going to rename their Pangolin model?

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                  • #10
                    Ugh, I hate this. It would be okay if they just used it as kind of an informal thing like Fedora does, but the fact that the repos are named after the codename is pretty inconvenient.

                    Fedora and Ubuntu both pride themselves on off-the-wall codenames, but Fedora's technical guts never refers to the release by the codename, always by the release number (which is more concise and precise than a name, especially since Ubuntu's releases always have two names, doubling the confusion -- wait, was that repo named oneiric or ocelot?).

                    Oh well, I'm glad I switched away from Ubuntu. I still have to run it in VMs for testing and to provide binaries of software I maintain, but never again will I run it on a production machine I intend to use to get things done. I've been Ubuntu-free for nearly 2 years. Embarrassingly, I still have the Ubuntu sticker on the back of my laptop lid, even though I'm currently running Scientific Linux 6.

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                    • #11
                      They lost the opportunity to name an Ubuntu release as something like "Powerful Penguin".
                      I think that Ubuntu sometimes forgets that they are Linux.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by phoronix View Post
                        Phoronix: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Is The "Precise Pangolin"

                        Mark Shuttleworth has just revealed that the codename for the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Linux release is the "Precise Pangolin", which will succeed the soon-to-be-released Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" version...

                        http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=OTk3MA
                        I am surprised that they did not decide on Precise Penguin.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by fernandoc1 View Post
                          They lost the opportunity to name an Ubuntu release as something like "Powerful Penguin".
                          I think that Ubuntu sometimes forgets that they are Linux.
                          Sometimes?

                          BTW, they seem to forget that they're GNU/Linux even more often.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by allquixotic View Post
                            Sometimes?

                            BTW, they seem to forget that they're GNU/Linux even more often.
                            better to use plain distro names ie fedora ubuntu than the whole gnu/linux etc

                            like it or not Linux has been enstablished as the name and if someone was pedantic it should have been named Ubuntu GNU/Linux/Xorg/Unity/with Gnome apps/etc/etc

                            its plain down stupid, pointless and matters only to people with RMS mentality

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by allquixotic View Post
                              Ugh, I hate this. It would be okay if they just used it as kind of an informal thing like Fedora does, but the fact that the repos are named after the codename is pretty inconvenient.

                              Fedora and Ubuntu both pride themselves on off-the-wall codenames, but Fedora's technical guts never refers to the release by the codename, always by the release number (which is more concise and precise than a name, especially since Ubuntu's releases always have two names, doubling the confusion -- wait, was that repo named oneiric or ocelot?).

                              Oh well, I'm glad I switched away from Ubuntu. I still have to run it in VMs for testing and to provide binaries of software I maintain, but never again will I run it on a production machine I intend to use to get things done. I've been Ubuntu-free for nearly 2 years. Embarrassingly, I still have the Ubuntu sticker on the back of my laptop lid, even though I'm currently running Scientific Linux 6.
                              This is exactly my issue. You have two codenames, and they are used on the inside of the system -- mostly when dealing with package management.
                              And remember, it's not the animal part it is used. It is the strange prefixes...

                              I at least find version numbers very easy to remember because they are dates, and always 6 months apart for the last years.
                              So if I saw "this package is for 11.04" I would know that it works on my laptop, and if I saw "this package is for 10.04 LTS" I would know it works on my server.

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