Ubuntu 10.10 codename announced : Maverick Meerkat

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Announced today by Mark Shuttleworth that Ubuntu 10.10 codname is Maverick Meerkat, Mark says about this name :

” Meerkats are, of course, light, fast and social – everything we want in a Perfect 10. We’re booting really fast these days, but the final push remains. Changes in the toolchain may make us even faster for every application. We’re Social from the Start, but we could get even more tightly connected, and we could bring social features into even more applications. Meerkats are family-oriented, and we aspire to having Ubuntu being the safe and efficient solution for all the family netbooks. They are also clever – meerkats teach one another new skills. And that’s what makes this such a great community.”




Note that the official name of an Ubuntu release is “Ubuntu X.YY” with X representing the year (minus 2000) and YY representing the month of eventual release within in that year. The development codename of a release takes the form “Adjective Animal”. So for example: Warty Warthog (Ubuntu 4.10), Hoary Hedgehog (Ubuntu 5.04), Breezy Badger (Ubuntu 5.10), are the first three releases of Ubuntu.

Here it is the list of Ubuntu code names since Warthy (Click on the animal name to read more)

Adjective

Animal

Version

Description

Warty

Warthog

4.10

The first “hog”

Hoary

Hedgehog

5.04

Meaning “covered with hair”, or “mature/old/wise”

Breezy

Badger

5.10

was going to be “Bendy Badger”… :)

Dapper

Drake

6.06

Polished, with 5 years of support!

Edgy

Eft

6.10

Fire up the crackpipes! (?!)

Feisty

Fawn

7.04

Courage and restlessness

Gutsy

Gibbon

7.10

Go Ape!

Hardy

Heron

8.04

Hardy Heron with 5 years of support! Most people wanted Happy/Hungry Hippo :(

Intrepid

Ibex

8.10

Released October 2008

Jaunty

Jackalope

9.04

Released April 2009

Karmic

Koala

9.10

Released October 2009

Lucid

Lynx

10.04

clear minded thoughtful predator

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