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    Default Ubuntu 12.10 Codenamed The "Quantal Quetzal"

    Phoronix: Ubuntu 12.10 Codenamed The "Quantal Quetzal"

    Mark Shuttleworth announced the codename this morning to Ubuntu 12.10. This Ubuntu Linux release due out in October will be codenamed the Quantal Quetzal...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTA5MTU

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    i was hopping for "Querky Quaridarium" but apparently Shutleworth doesn't read the Phoronix Forums

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    What is the point of those codenames anyway?
    They are so impractical. If I want to google a question about ubuntu - I always have to do the search once including the version number, once including the codename and once with both to get all answers available. And then all the posts I miss because of typing errors of codenames.

    I think the codenames are OK for the developers as long as they do not promote them to the outside too much. For users they are an anoyance.
    So please phoronix, would you mind stopping those "news" about codenames?
    thx, thomas

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomtomme View Post
    What is the point of those codenames anyway?
    They are so impractical. If I want to google a question about ubuntu - I always have to do the search once including the version number, once including the codename and once with both to get all answers available. And then all the posts I miss because of typing errors of codenames.

    I think the codenames are OK for the developers as long as they do not promote them to the outside too much. For users they are an anoyance.
    So please phoronix, would you mind stopping those "news" about codenames?
    thx, thomas
    Because "Precise Pangolin" is way easier to remember than "12.04".

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    Maybe one codename is easy to remember. But easier as the year and the month (= the version)? Why is that?
    I can tell you all Ubuntu-Versions that existed and even that will exist:
    12.04 12.10
    11.04 11.10
    10.04 10.10
    ....

    This is not easy to remember for you?
    So now tell me all the codenames without going to wikipedia or so....

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomtomme View Post
    Maybe one codename is easy to remember. But easier as the year and the month (= the version)? Why is that?
    I can tell you all Ubuntu-Versions that existed and even that will exist:
    12.04 12.10
    11.04 11.10
    10.04 10.10
    ....

    This is not easy to remember for you?
    So now tell me all the codenames without going to wikipedia or so....
    Warty Warthog. Breezy Badger. Jaunty Jackalope. Karmic Koala. Lucid Lynx. Maverick Meerkat. Natty Narwhal. Oneiric Ocelot. Precise Pangolin. I also remember Edgy, though not what the animal was about right now... And all of those associate with the specific circumstances of their release. The numbers say nothing to me, especially since it's quite similar to other distributions, like Mandriva and openSUSE... And I never even used Ubuntu as my primary distribution.

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    Some people will have an easier time remembering the mascots and others will remember the numbers. My favorite was 'Hardy Heron' which I nicknamed 'Hardy Heroin' because of my fondness of opiates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreatEmerald View Post
    I also remember Edgy, though not what the animal was about right now...
    That was Edgy Eft.

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    The real annoyance comes when you get technical errors, failed bzr branch commands, 404s in your apt repositories, and so on -- because they sometimes make their repository name impossibly difficult to spell.

    Knowing most people, neither "Quantal" nor "Quetzal" is a common name to spell, so this is going to really suck for 6 months. At least everybody can spell "Hardy" and "Precise" and "Edgy". Quantal? Seriously, wtf.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreatEmerald View Post
    Warty Warthog. Breezy Badger. Jaunty Jackalope. Karmic Koala. Lucid Lynx. Maverick Meerkat. Natty Narwhal. Oneiric Ocelot. Precise Pangolin.
    Wow, respect. This is interesting. Maybe you can remember because you are a native english speaker? Are you? I am not, so I do not even know the meaning of most of the words...
    Maybe that is the reason for the dominance of numbers in versions - they are so international...

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