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    jaunty jackalope

    who here has seriously heard of a jackalope,mark seems to be using animals that i have not heard of before suppose thats good to learn something new every day.thought they only made these announcements on the beginning of the month that a new release comes out.
    "No eye has seen,
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    what God has prepared for those who love him"

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    Re: jaunty jackalope

    It's a mythical animal.

    Personally, I think the name is ridiculous.

    I'd have preferred something like Jiving Jackal.

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    Re: jaunty jackalope

    I love it really. The previous names seemed a bit weak and pathetic. I mean if you knew nothing about computers at all, and someone said in the board room, we need to install an OS and distro. We have a choice between "XP" and "daper drake", the boss would think daper drake was a kids version. At least Jaunty Jackalope appeals to adults as well cos it is funny. I do think ubuntu is going to enter e new era of popularity and grow very rapidly. Definately this version will be a time to see if it gets accepted by a much broader community. jaunty Jackalope sticks in my head worse than a Kylie Minogue record too, so should attract attention.

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    Re: jaunty jackalope

    Coming from the southwestern USA, I have to love it. Jackalope is an awesome animal.

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    Re: jaunty jackalope

    Me too, I'm digging the Jackalope.

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    Re: jaunty jackalope

    I like the name. There's really no such animal, right?


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    Re: jaunty jackalope

    According to someone in the intrepidforum, a real "jackalope" is a deformed rabbit suffering from [sometimes fatal] "antler-like" tumors caused by a Shope papillomavirus infection.

    Sounds nice

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    Re: jaunty jackalope

    I also like the name - gives the release a "galloping" characteristic

    Quote Originally Posted by uberdonkey5 View Post
    We have a choice between "XP" and "daper drake", the boss would think daper drake was a kids version.
    It's a codename - Windows XP's codename was Whistler, Trainyard and Springboard (among others, depending on the actual version), you compare that to Dapper Drake
    The official release is with the numbers: Ubuntu 6.06

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    Re: jaunty jackalope

    Quote Originally Posted by olskar View Post
    According to someone in the intrepidforum, a real "jackalope" is a deformed rabbit suffering from [sometimes fatal] "antler-like" tumors caused by a Shope papillomavirus infection.

    Sounds nice
    It's in wikipedia:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackalope

    But it's not that nice if you consider the words "tumor" and "virus"

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    Re: jaunty jackalope

    http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post...jackalope.html

    Mark Shuttleworth as quoted by Ars:
    The Warrior Rabbit is our talisman as we move into a year where we can reasonably expect Ubuntu to ship on several million devices, to consumers who can reasonably expect the software experience to be comparable to those of the traditional big OSV's—Microsoft and Apple
    and later:

    Ubuntu 9.04 will be like a Jackalope, he claims, because it will be lightning fast and will converge desktop and web technologies to create a hybrid software experience.

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