[ubuntu-us-in] Silly Question

Scott Gilmore georider at gmail.com
Thu Oct 11 15:32:31 BST 2007

Hi guys!

Short time lurcher, first time poster. :)

<My $.02> I think there's too much analysis. I have heard many different
ways of reference to many different distros (using/trying/supporting most of
them myself) and have found it has always been best to refer to the subject
by what the intended reader/listener will understand. IMHO, seven point oh
four is the same as seven oh four and seven four and 7.04. Same with seven
point ten and seven point one oh and seven ten and 7.10. No matter how you
write it, type it, or talk it it's the same; *depending on the intended

For folks who know nothing of Linux and FOSS I have always generalized it;
Ubuntu, SuSE, Fedora, etc. For those who know the distros, I would tend to
speak in versions; 7.04 or seven four (since I know of no other released
versions to the general public and as a good system admin I'm lazy and leave
out as much as possible except when typing within in parenthesis and then I
tend to write way too much like I'm doing right now :) ).

I don't think the community OR Mr Shuttleworth will flog you for using any
derivative of the version you are speaking of that you deemed appropriate at
the time. Seems like a personal preference subject to me.

</My $.02>

Regards and happy promoting!


On 10/11/07, Michael Schultheiss <schultmc at cinlug.org> wrote:
> Jason Corfman wrote:
> > Ok, this is a silly question, but with Gutsy Gibbon coming up, I need to
> > ask.
> >
> > When talking about the upcoming release, what is the best way to refer
> > to 7.10?
> I'd say seven point ten or seven ten are appropriate (although seven ten
> would mean 710 to me).  Canonical refers to Ubuntu releases by version
> number - the code names are just for reference and are only used in
> sources.list.
> Personally, I typically refer to the short code name (i.e. Gutsy rather
> than Gutsy Gibbon).
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