After the release of Ubuntu 13.10, its time to look forward to the next release of Ubuntu 14.04. The release schedule for Ubuntu 14.04 has already been out and now the mascot of Ubuntu 14.04 has also been revealed.
Mark Shuttleworth, CEO and co-founder of Canonical (parent company of Ubuntu), has revealed the codename for Ubuntu 14.04 and it is called “Trusty Tahr”. Tahr is a species of goat found in Himalaya, Nilgiri mountains (India) and in Oman.
Why such strange codenames?
Now if you wonder why this strange name “Trusty Tahr” then you should know the tradition (I prefer calling it tradition rather than calling it pattern) at Ubuntu in naming its version. Each release is named after an engendered species. And each codename has two words that starts with same alphabet.
And for the version number, first two numbers before the point (i.e. 14 of 14.04) is the year and the rest of the two (i.e. 04 of 14.04) is the number of month in which it will be released. That said, 14.04 will be released in April 2014. You can read this article to know in detail about the naming conventions and codenames of all the previous versions.