Meet Ubuntu 12.10: Queer Quagga

Posted by lordpenguin on Apr 7, 2012 11:27 PM EDT
www.thepowerbase.com; By Dean Howell
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It’s that time of year again. Ubuntu 12.04 final is upon us and speculation has begun as to what Ubuntu +1 might be called. No, Mark Shuttleworth has not made his regulary scheduled statement announcing this forthcoming realease… yet.

Why Wait, Speculate!

It’s that time of year again. Ubuntu 12.04 final is upon us and speculation has begun as to what Ubuntu +1 might be called. No, Mark Shuttleworth has not made his regulary scheduled statement announcing this forthcoming realease… yet. Never-the-less, it is that time to have some fun with animals that start with the letter Q.

Poor Mark Shuttleworth. He should have seen this day coming. The day where he would have to comb through a bizarre list of lackluster adjectives like Queenly, Questionable or Queer. The day where he would have to debate with his marketing team the effectiveness of a product branded with strange– and in some cases, extinct– animals such as the Queensland Groper, the Quetzal and the Quokka.

If the team at Canonical researches their terms properly, they will discover a few prolific, and perhaps even pretentious sounding adjectives that can be attached to the release, such as Qualified, Quadrangular and Quintessential. It’s a shame that the last one couldn’t be saved for an LTS release. The current naming meme wan’t allow for another “Q” named release until the year 2025…

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