Monday, March 07, 2011
Decoding Ubuntu Version Numbers
I've always been fond of the Ubuntu code names, "breezy badger" and "warty warthog" are some of my favorites. I know the code names are in alphabetical order, but I never understood how the Ubuntu folks got the version numbers. Why does 10.10 come after 10.04? Today I realized it's because the version numbers are release dates, and releases are every April and October. So, this April's release "Natty Narwhal" will be 11.04. Learn something new every day. Oh and if you don't know what a narwhal is, it's worth checking out.