Maintaining the long tradition of naming Ubuntu releases with funky codenames, Ubuntu 16.10 codename is announced – “Yakkety Yak“!
For those who doesn’t know about this naming convention, Ubuntu releases are generally named after an animal with a preceding adjective and they are appearing in an alphabetical order for over a decade, starting from Dapper Drake. And as we know, the last two releases were named:
Yakkety yakkety yakkety yakkety yakkety yakkety yakkety yakkety yak. Naturally ?
So, Yakkety Yak! What does it even mean?
Well, Yakkety not being a proper word, can mean a lot of things. My guess is, as yakking means talking continuously, Yakkety could mean talkative. And according to Wikipedia, Yak is a long-haired bovid (cattle, of sort) or ox. Here’s a picture of Yak for you:
So, Talkative Ox? Whatever the real meaning might be, Yakkety Yak sure sounds funny. Do you like it?
Just to add, Ubuntu is not the only one that has a naming convention. Many other Linux distributions do the same. Read our article to know about the logic behind codenames of most popular Linux.
If you’ve already installed Xenial Xerus, you can look at the things to do after installing Ubuntu 16.04 or if you’re interested in the new Snap packaging system you can take a look at how to install and remove snap packages.
For those who can’t wait for the Yakkety Yak, Ubuntu 16.10 is due in October this year. And lastly, those who want to suggest names for Ubuntu 17.04, you can head over to Development Code Names page of Ubuntu wiki and add your suggested names there.