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    Phoronix: Red Hat Legal Delays F18 Codenaming

    Hopefully you're not too anxious to know the codename for the future Fedora 18 Linux release, which will serve as the successor to Fedora 17's Beefy Miracle. Red Hat's legal department has caused a delay in coming up with the codename for this Fedora release due out in H2'2012...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTA4NTc

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    I like the last codename the most

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    • #3
      Codenames can be fun and help define marketing efforts (wallpapers, banners, etc). Android does a good job of this too. People seem more comfortable spouting "ice cream sandwich" than "4.0".

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      • #4
        To be fair, the absurd names are not intended as real names for Fedora 18. "Beefy Miracle" just doesn't sit well with many Fedora people.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by downer View Post
          To be fair, the absurd names are not intended as real names for Fedora 18. "Beefy Miracle" just doesn't sit well with many Fedora people.
          It probably won't sit any more well than Vegetarian Ding-Dong or Creamy Belief.

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          • #6
            How about "Unpaid Beta Testers"? :-P

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            • #7
              Originally posted by downer
              To be fair, the absurd names are not intended as real names for Fedora 18. "Beefy Miracle" just doesn't sit well with many Fedora people.
              Originally posted by Vax456 View Post
              It probably won't sit any more well than Vegetarian Ding-Dong or Creamy Belief.
              Again, those are likely just absurd names submitted in protest from people who don't eat pork or meat and are tired of all the hot dog puns.

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              • #8
                Possible names

                F18 Hornet
                F18 Half-Sack
                F18 Fascist Flop
                F18 Ferdinand
                F18 Ferrari
                F18 Fender
                F18 Shazbot
                F18 Faux Pose

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by squirrl View Post
                  F18 Hornet
                  F18 Half-Sack
                  F18 Fascist Flop
                  F18 Ferdinand
                  F18 Ferrari
                  F18 Fender
                  F18 Shazbot
                  F18 Faux Pose
                  F***ing 18 Days Release Cycle.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by downer View Post
                    To be fair, the absurd names are not intended as real names for Fedora 18. "Beefy Miracle" just doesn't sit well with many Fedora people.
                    That one's a bit of an anomaly, of course - it's got a silliness to it, that wasn't the case with previous codenames like Verne, Lovelock, Goddard, etc.

                    Plus, as leif81 said, those previous names offered good branding options - e.g the submarine default wallpaper from Verne. "Beefy Miracle" doesn't work so well for that.

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