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Fedora 20 Will Be Named After A Software Bug

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Published on 03 September 2013 04:51 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Fedora
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Fedora codenames have been rather peculiar or silly in recent history with names like Beefy Miracle for the Linux distribution. The Fedora 20 codename is also unique.

After an extended voting period between names like Chateaubriand and Cherry Ice Cream, the most populous vote for the next Fedora codename ended up being Heisenbug.

For the non-software developers, as described by Wikipedia, "Heisenbug is a computer programming jargon term for a software bug that seems to disappear or alter its behavior when one attempts to study it."

Fedora 20 "Heisenbug" is expected to be released in late November with many new features for the Red Hat sponsored Linux distribution.

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