Thursday, April 19, 2007

Feisty Fawn

The new version of Ubuntu is out: "Feisty Fawn". I want to install it just for that gloriously silly name. Who wants to be stuck forever in "1.0/2.0/SP7" hell? Besides, Feisty Fawn's got excellent reviews. Here's one.

For those of you who have not heard of Ubuntu before, the word comes from a Bantu language and one of its translations over at Wikipedia is
"I am what I am because of what we all are"
That's a goddamn sweet philosophy and sweeter still is the fact that it costs several hundred dollars less than the operating system I am using currently.

(Link via Slashdot)

UPDATE: Leaping Lizards! Just how are Ubuntu releases named?

5 comments:

Rahul said...

Have fun. Though if you want silly names, you should wait for the next release, which will be "Gutsy Gibbon".

My non-techie wife has been using Ubuntu for over a year now -- the laptop was several thousand rupees cheaper without Windows -- and is doing fine. Admittedly she's the type who figures out gadgets rapidly without manuals, but still. Occasionally she needs help, but I'm around: if it were windows, she'd still occasionally need help and I would be useless.

You can always play with the live CD (which boots into a full, working session without touching your hard disk) before you consider installing.

km said...

Rahul: "Gutsy Gibbon" is so cool.

I am actually looking forward to wiping out Windows from two of my machines, so a live CD won't do ;)

Rahul said...

One keeps seeing comments on slashdot to the effect that Ubuntu names are unprofessional and will discourage users -- good to see that's not always true :)

MockTurtle said...

Maybe the next release should have been titled "Geek God"

km said...

MT: Long as they don't go for "Masturbating Macaque".