Why Wait, Speculate!
It’s that time of year again. Ubuntu 12.04 final is upon us and speculation has begun as to what Ubuntu +1 might be called. No, Mark Shuttleworth has not made his regulary scheduled statement announcing this forthcoming realease… yet. Never-the-less, it is that time to have some fun with animals that start with the letter Q.
Poor Mark Shuttleworth. He should have seen this day coming. The day where he would have to comb through a bizarre list of lackluster adjectives like Queenly, Questionable or Queer. The day where he would have to debate with his marketing team the effectiveness of a product branded with strange– and in some cases, extinct– animals such as the Queensland Groper, the Quetzal and the Quokka.
If the team at Canonical researches their terms properly, they will discover a few prolific, and perhaps even pretentious sounding adjectives that can be attached to the release, such as Qualified, Quadrangular and Quintessential. It’s a shame that the last one couldn’t be saved for an LTS release. The current naming meme wan’t allow for another “Q” named release until the year 2025…
Our Recommendation (Read:Warning)
The vote here at The Powerbase is Queer Quagga! Why the queer Quagga? Well to be honest, it’s a Zebra on Top and a Pony on the bottom. It is literally the four-legged equestrian equivalent of the Mullet. An opportunity to exploit such a rare beast for marketing purposes is hard to pass up, and if anyone call sell the world on a silly animal, it’s Canonical. Though if I were Canonical, I would pass on this one.
Now, before you get the wrong idea:
Queer: strange or odd from a conventional viewpoint; unusually different; singular: a queer notion of justice.
Now that that’s out of the way, Canonical should consider the fact that the Quagga– Zebra on the top, Pygmy Pony on the bottom– is extinct. The mullet of course, lives on, transcending space & time alongside the aquanet hardened fe-mullet that often accompanies it. Naming your operating system after a genetic abomination that has gone extinct is a great way to give your audience the wrong idea and cause a mass exodus. So, Mark, do the right thing…
Don’t listen to us…
Now, let us all join in song and hold tribute to the great Quagga!
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