Elementary OS “Isis” Is Now Freya

Elementary OS developers have decided to change the codename of their linux distribution due to some controversies. The codename Isis is a bad image for the Elementary OS because many people may get confused and associate it with the terrorist organization named ISIS.

This terrorist organisation is an unrecognized state and active jihadist militant group in Iraq and Syria influenced by Wahhabism and it stands for an islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

“elementary obviously has no ties to the militant group known as ISIS—and we don’t think people will get us confused—but we want to both recognize the ongoing turmoil and choose a less controversial name.”, reads the post on the devs G+ account.

But what really matters to us and to our linux readers is to clarify that elementary obviously has no connection to the militant group.

What is the new codename of the elementary OS?

Freya! Yes, the upcoming elementary OS Isis holds now the name of a Norse goddess of love and beauty. This makes alot of sense because developers of this linux distro are pushing their design forward.