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Old 11-16-2013, 11:21 PM   #16
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I personally preferred version numbering over codenames. Unless you're a die-hard ubuntu user they know what codename is associated with that version number.

For example, I've been using android for a long time and I can associate a codename with that version. If someone says android froyo I know they're referring to android 2.2, ICS is referred to android 4.0. etc...
 
Old 11-23-2013, 02:02 AM   #17
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So, not exactly a survey pool, but it seems that most users are either nonchalant about it, or don't like it.

Why do you think they do it? I personally think it disrupts the brand. As suicidaleggroll said, good 'brands' aren't re-badged every nine months because they've changed the list of options or improved the brakes or whatever.

It seems like a dumb move.
 
Old 11-23-2013, 05:53 AM   #18
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I'd rather use the version numbers over codenames, I think they are less confusing myself. Less 'cuteness factor' but we are talking OSes, not blouses....

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But also Ubuntu uses names of endangered animals. Like animals on the list of extinction threats.
There is a couple of aniamals they have used that are endangered, but not that many.

Some of the 'animal' names are rather vuage ('ringtail'....ringtail what? raccoon apparently)

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Ubuntu's code names follow a more logical path than most: they are alphabetical. Much as I love Debian's methods, using character names from Toy Story does mean that you have to think more about which comes first.
Only from 'Dapper Drake' (6.06 LTS) onward. Before that, they are random.

True, the debian code names are less logical, but generally I see references to 'debian 7 'wheezy'' and less 'debian wheezy'. You will see references to 'debian *codename*' but they are less likely to be for 'stable' (which IMO is what 'newbies' should be using) and more common for testing/sid. Yes, thats just my impression, I havent done any statistical analysis on that.

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Mint makes it easier with simple names like Olivia. What's the history there?
Clems current girlfiends name? 'Sorry, Olivia, but I have to get mint 16 out. You're dumped'
 
Old 11-23-2013, 08:05 AM   #19
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Is a ring tailed Lemor
https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&....0.2gIo3fBPWqc
 
Old 11-24-2013, 12:30 AM   #20
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Not the Runty Raccoon, the Rufflered Rhino or (even) the Randall Ross
Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Update: for clarity, this ringtail is no laconic lemur, it’s a ringtail raccoon. However, for the sake of sanity, it’s not a raring ringtail raccoon, just a raring ringtail. There.
http://www.markshuttleworth.com/archives/1195

Thanks for proving my point about the names being vuage...
 
Old 11-24-2013, 01:26 AM   #21
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Using codenames is really nothing new, it just gives people who think in different ways to recognise the same thing. Some people like names others like numbers. When using names they have to be something significant if they are going to be used as general terminology after release.

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Ford does use code names for projects before they are released to the public. IBM has names for their upcoming super computers. Every tech company uses code names for upcoming projects. That is what we are really referring to when we test out beta software, not the real version, just the work leading up to the release. That pre-release work is the code name. Sort of a tech humor when we keep the names after the release. It is true that some of the LQ members may have had a part in some of the work and they share in the rewards of knowing there work on (named project) turns into (some version).
Ford Australia does this for home designed and built Falcons and variants! The 4th Generation (XD-XF Falcon sedans, wagons, panel vans and utes + XG-XH vans and utes) Falcon was codenamed Blackwood.

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Old 11-25-2013, 04:02 AM   #22
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Mu ISPs Ubuntu mirror uses the names, not versions... rather annoying I now remember 12.04 is Precise, but apart from that i can never remember.
 
Old 11-25-2013, 04:31 AM   #23
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Thanks to sharing.
 
Old 11-25-2013, 04:46 AM   #24
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I am another that likes numbers over names. Not too long of a number and I hate they way some (Firefox I am talking to you) speed through the numbers. But even than I like the numbers better than the names/

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Old 11-26-2013, 09:44 AM   #25
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I think a F_O_NSA edition of any distro would be nice. Logo could be a big middle finger superimposed over this logo. Numbers. How boring . Kinda like White tee shirts with a number instead of a logo.

I'd love to see it show up as a user agent in posts here. But I am a happy camper type of Linux user who enjoys real life stuff
and does frivolous things probably according to the views of some folks on the planet earth here.
 
Old 11-26-2013, 10:42 AM   #26
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I personally see no need for names for releases. More so, with names like "Beefy Miracle" for Fedora 17 ...
 
Old 11-28-2013, 01:29 AM   #27
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I'd rather version numbers to that of names. Some of those names are quite retarded sounding anyway.
 
Old 11-28-2013, 01:53 AM   #28
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I'd rather version numbers to that of names. Some of those names are quite retarded sounding anyway.
I think Ubuntu has to have the worst names. Of course, I love Fedora, but the names they have can be a bit strange at times. So for me it is Fedora 18, 19 or 20. The only names I can mostly tolerate, kind of, is Debian. But even than I would rather say Debian 6, 7 or 8 rather then Squeeze, Wheezy or Jessie.
 
Old 11-28-2013, 07:10 AM   #29
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Comon Zyblin you like fedora and you say Ubuntu has the worst code name check this out

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1.1.1 Fedora 19 (Codename: Schrödinger's Cat)
1.1.2 Fedora 18 (Codename: Spherical Cow)
1.1.3 Fedora 17 (Codename: Beefy Miracle)
1.1.4 Fedora 16 (Codename: Verne)
1.1.5 Fedora 15 (Codename: Lovelock)
1.1.6 Fedora 14 (Codename: Laughlin)
1.1.7 Fedora 13 (Codename: Goddard)
1.1.8 Fedora 12 (Codename: Constantine)
1.1.9 Fedora 11 (Codename: Leonidas)
1.1.10 Fedora 10 (Codename: Cambridge)
1.1.11 Fedora 9 (Codename: Sulphur)
1.1.12 Fedora 8 (Codename: Werewolf)
1.1.13 Fedora 7 (Codename: Moonshine)
1.1.14 Fedora Core 6 (Codename: Zod)
1.1.15 Fedora Core 5 (Codename: Bordeaux)
1.1.16 Fedora Core 4 (Codename: Stentz)
1.1.17 Fedora Core 3 (Codename: Heidelberg)
1.1.18 Fedora Core 2 (Codename: Tettnang)
1.1.19 Fedora Core 1 (Codename: Yarrow)
1.1.20 History of Red Hat Linux (Pre-Fedora Period)
Are you serious with these names?

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Old 11-28-2013, 10:07 AM   #30
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Schrödinger's Cat is straight out of the Quantum Mechanics world. It is in concern of a thought experiement. Something along the line of the cat in a box could be both dead and alive at the same time until you actually looked inside and made an actual observation. Then the cat would be either dead or alive only.
 
  


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