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    what's the difference between Edgy, Feisty, Dapper, etc???

    Hi guys,

    what's the difference between Edgy, Feisty, Dapper, etc???

    I am installing things and I am not sure what I have

    Thanks!

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    Re: what's the difference between Edgy, Feisty, Dapper, etc???

    They are the nicknames for the various versions of Ubuntu:

    Ubuntu 4.10 - Warty Warthog
    Ubuntu 5.04 - Hoary Hedgehog
    Ubuntu 5.10 - Breezy Badger
    Ubuntu 6.04 - Dapper Drake
    Ubuntu 6.10 - Edgy Eft
    Ubuntu 7.04 - Feisty Fawn
    Ubuntu 7.10 - Gutsy Gibbon
    Ubuntu 8.04 - Hardy Heron
    Ubuntu 8.10 - Intrepid Ibex

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    Re: what's the difference between Edgy, Feisty, Dapper, etc???

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    Re: what's the difference between Edgy, Feisty, Dapper, etc???

    Read this:
    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DevelopmentCodeNames

    the current version is intrepid (8.10) and the next one launching on april will be jauntry (9.04)

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    Re: what's the difference between Edgy, Feisty, Dapper, etc???

    each one is just a newer version... the last being 8.10 or intrepid

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    Re: what's the difference between Edgy, Feisty, Dapper, etc???

    hmm, I had to look up what a Gibbon and an Ibex are, but what the hell is an Eft?
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    Re: what's the difference between Edgy, Feisty, Dapper, etc???

    An eft is a lizard... or more accurately, a newt.
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    Re: what's the difference between Edgy, Feisty, Dapper, etc???

    I believe the question was "what is the difference between these different distributions?"

    Well I can only speak from direct experience.

    Ubuntu 8.04 is well supported and most likely to "go" on first install.

    Ubuntu 9.04 is available as a "beta" or other term - I am downloading on a slow connection at the moment and will test it soon.

    Ubuntu 8.10 is meant to be an "upgrade" but it is a poor substitute for Ubuntu 8.04 on an acer aspire 3003 notebook - Ubuntu 8.04 works fine but 8.10 (direct OR through a virtual machine) locks down at minimal screen resolution - I sent a request for a "fix" to the Ubuntu team without a solution (not their fault of course; I just leave Ubuntu 8.04 on this second notebook, no worries )

    There is more "difference" between different Linux versions than within one Linux version "distribution". I'd go with Ubuntu 8.04 in all cases. If you have a new PC/notebook, 8.10 will probably be OK, but go back a few years wrt a notebook and Ubuntu8.10 might not be well represented.

    Anyway, I'm no expert (or even mildly educated) user of Linux - it's fun to play with but I guess that is all I can report. Ubuntu 8.04 (on several machines) has always worked easily (for me!) but I found that 8.10 would not directly boot from this notebook (acer aspire 5920) on a CD whilst Ubuntu 8.04 did (I removed Vista - some people claim that people just dislike "change" - well I liked XP compared to older windows 98 etc, however "activating windows" seemed a bit over the top militancy as far as I see at least - also I remember DOS; C****t did I loathe that)

    p.s. If you use a VM you bypass this "activation" headache inherently.

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