Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Eccentricity too Far

In case you missed it, Mark Shuttleworth announced the next release name for Ubuntu 11.10.

Oneiric Ocelot.
  1. Only about 6 people on the planet (plus the Greeks) can pronounce Oneiric. 
  2. Even fewer can spell it. 'I before E except after Ubuntu release name.'
  3. Only about 6 people on the planet (plus the Greeks) know what it means ('dreamy').
  4. It's all too close to 'onanism' (yeah, go look it up).
  5. We already had a cat with the Lynx (although Ocelots are quite cool).
Honestly: DREAMY CAT???!!?!? WTF??!!

This may be the first release to be referred to by the noun not the adjective. It's an eccentricity too far. RC

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