Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 2nd Mar 2007 23:06 UTC, submitted by poningru
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Herd 5 of Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn has been released (Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Edubuntu). Improvements include VPN plugins for Network Manager, easier access to desktop effects (Compiz), and much more. Read about Herd 5, and download it.
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RE: Code names?
by Cyberbear on Sat 3rd Mar 2007 00:55 UTC in reply to "Code names?"
Cyberbear
Member since:
2005-06-29

Ubuntu has always had these crazy code names for their releases, such as Warty Warthog, Breezy Badger, Dapper Drake. It is just a fun thing I guess.

Since Fawns are found in groups called Herds, the ubuntu folks have named their Feisty Fawn test releases Herd 1, Herd 2, etc.

They will probably have an RC1 (maybe an RC 2) before the final release which will officially be called Ubuntu 7.04 if it goes out on schedule.

We all probably need to focus less on the code names, and more on the quality OS that will be out soon!

Hope this clears it up a little bit.

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RE[2]: Code names?
by Adam S on Sat 3rd Mar 2007 01:08 in reply to "RE: Code names?"
Adam S Member since:
2005-04-01

Oh, it clears it up. It just doesn't make it any less retarded.

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RE[3]: Code names?
by Cyberbear on Sat 3rd Mar 2007 01:23 in reply to "RE[2]: Code names?"
Cyberbear Member since:
2005-06-29

Agreed.

I try to remember that this laptop is running Dapper....oops, I mean Ubuntu 6.06.

hahaha

At least it isn't Veesta!

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RE[3]: Code names?
by archiesteel on Sat 3rd Mar 2007 04:38 in reply to "RE[2]: Code names?"
archiesteel Member since:
2005-07-02

I disagree, I don't think it's retarded at all. It's great branding - something which has always been Ubuntu's forte - and it makes it easier to remember the various distros.

It's certainly more fun than "7.04" or "2007". Why do you think Apple uses names of big cats for their releases? "Leopard" is much more catchy than "10.5"...

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RE[4]: Code names?
by mark_in_rdjbrasil on Sat 3rd Mar 2007 14:02 in reply to "RE[2]: Code names?"
mark_in_rdjbrasil Member since:
2005-11-30

borrowing and destroying a quote from the literary great, william shakespeare, an os by any other name is still an os.

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