Unassuming Ubuntu has announced a new clever creature is coming to its alliterative aggregation of Linux distros. The Jaunty Jackalope is the neat nomenclature for the 9.04 version of Ubuntu Linux, with 9.04 being, in the Ubuntu Y.MM scheme of distro versions, 2009 April. The Jackalope is a mythical cross between a jack rabbit …
I assume it will have to begin with K so I would guess...
I don't know 9.10's name
But 26 versions from now will be Hungry Hippo. Because Cheers is out of fashion (else it'd be Hungry Heifer).
Gutsy Gibbon, Hardy Heron, Jaunty Jackalope; can I see a pattern?
Could be Kinky Kangaroo next. The big question is what follows Zonked Zebra?
Something beginning with K, of course.
Like duh! It is obvious. Kool Koala!
So clearly the release following Jaunty Jackalope will be Kinky Kingfisher.
A is for Apple...
Either Mr. Mellor has a little trouble with his alphabet, or he's not quite grokked the Ubuntu naming scheme yet. The 9.10 release is rather more likely to be Killer Kingfisher or Kickass Kestrel than anything to do with a pheasant or a groundhog. Personally, I'm looking forward to hacking Zetetic Zebra onto my 5G iPhone so I can play Duke Nukem Forever on it.
One thing's for sure - it'll be based on the letter K.
Killer Kangaroo's probably too obvious.
It will begin will begin with a K.
Kinky Klingon? Knowledgeable Kite?
There aren't many good combinations of adjectives and animals for K - but then J looks to have been a tricky one.
As always, better driver support would be nice for the new version.
Names for 9.10 will start with K!
Following Ubuntu rules, the names for version 9.10 will begin with K. Not english native, I only could think of koala or kitty for the animal name (NZ kiwi bird maybe?). But plenty of good stuff with them: Killer Kitty, Kooky Koala, Knobby Koala, Kinky Kitty, Karateka Koala, Kingsize Koala. Pick yours ...
Given the obvious pleasure derived from the woeful use of gratuitous alliteration in Ubuntu releases, surely it would be apt if 9.10 was to be called the "Choking Chicken".
Re: Alphabetic Alliteration
// The big question is what follows Zonked Zebra?
Spreadsheet column notation:
I'd like to see it called the "Kinky Kinkajou", isn't it.
> Shuttleworth raises the prospect of Ubuntu becoming a much stronger competitor to Windows and Mac OS in 2009, with several million consumer devices, from netbook to desktop PC running it.
Is he therefore the winner in the annual race to be the first to say '[CurrentYear+1] will be the year of desktop linux'?
Todally arf tahpic
I recommend the Jackalope short, which I think is on one of the Shrek DVD's.
Bound, bound, bound and rebound.
My vote goes to Kung-Fu Kitten :)
Or maybe "Krappy Kookaburra"
I really wish they'd stop with this stupid naming scheme.
I guess that it'll be followed by "Lesbian Lemming" or something...
I nominate the name Busty Beaver for 9.10.
It has a nice catchy name and it will also help appeal to all the geeks out there who want girlfriends but are afraid of girls.
Before anyone jumps on it 9.11 or 10.0 will be called Lusty Lynx. Then they could use Paris as an icon for the menu button.
+1 for Kickass Kestrel
No real comment, just as title :-D
You heard it here first.
It's going to be Keen Koala. I guarantee it.
15.10 was inspired by Linus
That should be the W*nking Walrus release that Mr Torvalds alluded to when describing Diggers. I assume it's Winking.
Whatever happened to "I" ?
just wondered ....
name from experience
Following my recent experiences with Ubuntu after upgrading to Hardy Heron they should swiftly move forward to a version called Wonky Wireless.
After weeks of dicking about I gave up and installed Fedora.
Given its African naming conventions I'd assume Kudu would be involved, Knowledgeable Kudu perhaps, or can't we cope with a silent K....
That's optimisism for you, that DNF will have been released by then ;)
Surely to steal users from Windows it would have to be a Klepto Kinkajou.
Paris because she enjoys frolicking with her Kinky Kinkajou.
Is it necessarily going to be a K naming thing?
The current release is Hardy Heron, but does nobody remember Hoary Hedgehog? Or Warty Warthog?
From their version page -
it looks like they missed out on C as well. Crappy Carp anyone?
Wow, that seemed to go real fast
Each distro brings new functionality. Great stuff.
King Kong next of course
as everyone will want to shoot it down (for a change).
Not necessarily alphabetical
After all, we have already had two 'H' releases (Hardy Heron and Hoary Hedgehog) and a 'W' (Warty Warthog). Equally, Alliterative Animal and Candid Cat are notable by their absence.
If only the new version will be able to work with PC's with raid configured dual hard drives. Hardy Heron isn't but I basically made my laptop unusable before I realised this.
I reckon they'll go with...
Keeping up with the memes - something like Killah Kitteh. To be followed by Lolloping Lolcat
I like the kitty pictures, but I hate the spelling - it's just as cute/funny in English, so Mine's the one with the * cheeseburger * in the pocket
When did it begin? We've already had the out-of-sequence "Warty Warthog" and "Hoary Hedgehog", haven't we?
This might provide some inspiration:
I anticipate some modest celebration at The Register when we reach the letter "V"
Were they stuck for animals beginning with 'J' or something? Why make up a (as far as we are aware) mythical creature?
Why not 'Jaunty Jackass'? Does that make the jokes a bit too easy if the release goes 'tits up'? Or maybe it would put people off installing it in the first place for probably obvious reasons?!
Re: Keen Kingfisher
AC3> but then J looks to have been a tricky one
Not sure I was all that easy either!
@Paul, yes - K indeed. Code name/number rules are detailed at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ubuntu, which drops readily out of a Google search with the previous release names in it.
My money's on kyphotic kinkajou ... nah, just kidding ;)
hmm, I wonder if that means 9.10 will be a KDE only release. Although by that logic I guess 7.10 should have been GNOME only...
Sorry, but Duke Nukem Forever will not be ready in time for your 5G iPhone ten-finger touch with telepathy control, but it will be out soon!
I can't wait to see what Shuts comes up with for 12.10!
NB: That'll be Q________ Q________
All bets are currently on "Quick" for the first word.
African special 'K'
The Ubuntu naming convention features animals found in Africa, so I'm afraid the Kinky Koala will just have to keep its predilections to itself...
Dom's Kudu is probably the most likely candidate, although Kob has a decent chance, Kipunji (a monkey, seems like the only one-word 'K' that isn't an antelope) would be fun if a little obscure, and Klipspringer probably gets ruled out on ugliness of name alone.
Krusty the Klown?
To be immediately followed by Litigious Lawyers of course.
Tantalising Tux for obvious reasons.
Have your say
Names can be voted for and suggested you know.
Looking forward to...
I've said it before, but I'm looking forward to Spunky Spermwhale.
If you think we'll have DNF before they run out of letters then I think you'll be saddened.
got used ages ago... and supposedly represents the current CVS builds...
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