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Ubuntu 9.10: Confidence Riding High at Canonical

Oct 28, 2009, 19:37 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sam Varghese)

[ Thanks to Sam Varghese for this link. ]

"Canonical does not choose names for its releases lightly. They may appear to be weird and attempts at alliteration, but such is not the case. The names convey the state of development of the project.

"As the owner of the company, Mark Shuttleworth, explained to me last year, Warty Warthog, the first release, was going to have warts; Dapper Drake - the first LTS release, was putting its best foot forward; Edgy Eft was playing rapid catch-up after Dapper, with its short cycle and new features, and Hardy Heron, the second LTS, was built to last.

"After that came Intrepid Ibex, Jaunty Jackalope and now Karmic Koala. Those adjectives tell us what the particular release was, or is, trying to achieve. In April next year will come Lucid Lynx, the next long-term support release."

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