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Thread: 10.10: Maverick Meerkat - Like the name?

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    10.10: Maverick Meerkat - Like the name?

    10.10 is going to be Maverick Meerkat

    read about it here
    http://www.markshuttleworth.com/archives/336

    Our mascot for 10.10 is the Maverick Meerkat.

    This is a time of change, and we’re not afraid to surprise people with a bold move if the opportunity for dramatic improvement presents itself. We want to put Ubuntu and free software on every single consumer PC that ships from a major manufacturer, the ultimate maverick move. We will deliver on time, but we have huge scope for innovation in what we deliver this cycle. Once we have released the LTS we have plenty of room to shake things up a little. Let’s hear the best ideas, gather the best talent, and be a little radical in how we approach the next two year major cycle.
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    Last edited by Dayofswords; April 3rd, 2010 at 11:16 AM.
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    Re: 10.10: Maverick Meerkat - Like the name?

    I like it! It is more light hearted that other names.

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    Re: 10.10: Maverick Meerkat - Like the name?

    hate it

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    Re: 10.10: Maverick Meerkat - Like the name?

    That's the best name I've ever heard. That's so awesome.

    Like you said, light hearted, plus it expresses the nature of the non LTS releases, adjectives like "gutsy" "feisty" "jaunty" "maverick" are suggestive, and almost a warning if you pay attention. "Lucid" and "Hardy" are nice and safe. The others are exciting!
    And i adore meerkats. ADORE.
    http://www.ozziecreations.com/images/meerkats_1024.jpg

    They evolved to be able to stand on their back legs to look over the tall grasses in the habitats they live (just like people.. unless you believe the whole aquatic apes theory) . They can see far around them despite being small (and adorable). Much further than all the other small creatures around them.

    And they're clever and fast moving and stripey and everybody knows them.

    It's awesome.
    Last edited by RabbitWho; April 3rd, 2010 at 11:53 AM. Reason: picture too big! and i spelt stripey "stripy" which is not the image we want to present
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    Re: 10.10: Maverick Meerkat - Like the name?

    hehe could have been worse if u know what i mean


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    Re: 10.10: Maverick Meerkat - Like the name?

    Quote Originally Posted by arnab_das View Post
    hehe could have been worse if u know what i mean
    ...no i dont =p
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    Re: 10.10: Maverick Meerkat - Like the name?

    Originally Posted by arnab_das View Post
    hehe could have been worse if u know what i mean
    ...no i dont =p
    Nether do I

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    Re: 10.10: Maverick Meerkat - Like the name?

    I don't care. I have never been a fan of those names as I never know which one I'm currently running. Version numbers are so much easier to remember and recognise in my opion.

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    Cool No

    'Ubuntu: Maverick Meercat' doesn't quite have the same ring to it as 'Arch Linux 2010' or 'Fedora 12'. I think the names are one of things that seriously let Ubuntu down.

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    Re: 10.10: Maverick Meerkat - Like the name?

    Quote Originally Posted by louis--taylor View Post
    Nether do I
    erm... m*st*rb*t*ng monkey (sorry).


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