[ubuntu-uk] 11.04 Natty Narwhal

Jonathon Fernyhough j.fernyhough at gmail.com
Tue Aug 17 21:35:49 BST 2010

On 17 August 2010 21:21, Alan Pope <alan at popey.com> wrote:
<not sure where to snip so here will do>
> "We" in the Ubuntu community should be encouraging people to use the
> version numbers for releases and the codenames for development
> versions. However _within_ our community it's not unusual to continue
> using the names because we build an affection for them, having worked
> on them for months and sporting t-shirts depicting the animals.

There was I think I was posting to a UK list. Looks like I forgot the
huge /s tag. Sorry about that. Won't happen again. (/s and a :P)

"What version of Linux are you running?" "10.04" "Oh."

Now, which of the following is more likely:
"What version of Mac OS are you running?" "Snow Leopard" "Cool!"
"What version of Mac OS are you running?" "10.6.4" "Cool!"

IIRC from an episode of UUPC the design lead at Canonical was talking
about being Ubuntu's design now being compared to Mac OS X. I think
it's fair to start looking at more than just the interface.

Re-reading, I think I'm close to trolling, but my main intention was
to to create discussion points (certainly more than troll).

Love Gmail, just got this through as I was typing:

On 17 August 2010 21:29, Alan Bell <alan.bell at theopenlearningcentre.com> wrote:
> one more thing http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mac_OS_X
> Kodiak
> Cheetah
> Puma
> Jaguar
> Panther
> Tiger
> Leopard
> Snow Leopard
> didn't seem to hurt them too much.

What do the names have in common? Power, aggression, positive
non-developer-focussed imagery.

Ford Cougar vs. Ford Mundano.

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