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Put an Oneiric Ocelot on your computer

Whilst the venerable Debian distro names its releases after characters in the Toy Story film, the popular Ubuntu distro – a spin-off from Debian – uses a formula of an adjective plus wildlife name to characterise its twice-yearly releases.

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Mark Shuttleworth, an early space tourist in a previous life and now the leading light behind Ubuntu Linux, announced yesterday on his blog that the next release of Ubuntu will be called ‘Oneiric Ocelot’.

Oneiric means related to or suggestive of dreams, whilst Wikipedia will tell you all about the ocelot. 🙂