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    Phoronix: Fedora 18 Is Codenamed The Spherical Cow

    Going up against Ubuntu 12.10's Quantal Quetzal will be Fedora 18, which is being developed under the codename of Spherical Cow...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTA5NDk

  • #2
    Who Cares?

    Seriously.

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    • #3
      Holy cow. Seriously, what is up with these silly names?

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      • #4
        /me waits for Gentoo Foundation, Inc. to claim trademark violation.

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        • #5
          While the codenames are unprofessional, it's pretty funny when people ask what OS I run and I reply with:

          "I'm running a beefy miracle on my laptop"

          or

          "I'm running a spherical cow on my laptop"

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Melcar View Post
            Holy cow. Seriously, what is up with these silly names?
            You're absolutely right. I propose Fedora use serious names like "Ice Cream Sandwich".

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            • #7
              Spherical Cow

              Looks like a really fat cow is involved.

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              • #8
                Linux bloated? Nah... its just a spherical cow O.o!

                Also... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spherical_cow

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by chenxiaolong View Post
                  While the codenames are unprofessional
                  Well, it is not as if Fedora is meant as a serious commercial operation. If it was an RHEL release with that codename...

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                  • #10
                    the Linux distro grml has clearly better release names IMHO:
                    Release announcement for Grml 2011.12 - codename Knecht Rootrecht (similar to Knecht Ruprecht, in the German tradition that's the helper of St Nicholas, who punish bad children; rootrecht -> root permission)
                    Previous releases
                    grml 2011.05 - codename Just Mari
                    grml 2010.12 - codename Gebrüder Grml
                    grml 2010.04 - codename Grmlmonster (similar to Krümmelmonster was a monster in the German version of Sesame Street)
                    grml 2009.10 - codename Hello-Wien
                    grml 2009.05 - codename Lackdose-Allergie
                    grml 2008.11 - codename Schluchtenscheisser (a insulting name for Austrians, translation could be: chasm shithead)
                    grml 1.1 - codename Skunk
                    grml 1.0 - codename Meilenschwein (mile pig)
                    grml 0.9 - codename Dioptrienotto
                    grml 0.8 - codename Funkenzutzler
                    grml 0.7 - codename Bootenschnitzl (schnitzl -> cutlet)
                    grml 0.6 - codename Winterschlapfn (wintershoe)
                    grml 0.5 - codename Tokolytika
                    grml 0.4 - codename Eierspass (eggfun)
                    grml 0.3 - codename Hustenstopper (coughstopper)
                    grml 0.2 - codename Satura
                    grml 0.1 - codename OS04
                    http://grml.org/changelogs/

                    grml is a system rescue distribution.

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                    • #11
                      Okay, I have to say it... not everything that is German is good. Not necessarily bad, but not necessarily good either.

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                      • #12
                        I like the name:
                        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spherical_cow

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                        • #13
                          I rather like the Fedora code names. They're always unusual and it's fun to see what gets chosen.

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