Ubuntu 14.04 Codenamed “Trusty Tahr”

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS has been codenamed “Trusty Tahr” as posted by Mark Shuttleworth on his blog.  It is after Tahr: An animal that is found the Himalayan region. However Tahrs are also found in the Nilgiris in Tamil Nadu, South India.

Himalyan Tahr

Mark Shuttleworth said Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander a great success and also congratulated the ubuntu communities handling other favours of Ubuntu viz. Xubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu Studio etc. for their excellent work.

As far as Ubuntu 14.04 is concerned, he wrote:

Themes therianthropic seem a touch tub-thumping, and tigers Tasman a touch extinct. That tarsier is tactile but titchy too, the toad a bit witchy the the tree shrew, too-too. For a tip-top release nothing tepid will do.

So our titular totem, our tamper-proof taboo, our tranquil memento of mission and dues, our topical target of both cry and hue, the name for our LTS thoughtful and true: I give you, as Seuss would, with hullabaloo, the temperate and thrifty, the talented and tactful but ultimately, and tellingly, trusty tahr.

The tahr navigates Himalayan heights, shaggily suited, sure-footed and steady. A small tourist tahr population lived on my favourite Table Mountain, and while they’ve made way for indigenous animals, for a long time they symbolised hardiness and fearlessness, perched as they were against the cliffs. We’ll do well together. Let’s get cracking!

Now that 13.10 has come and brings a quite a bunch of new stuff and Ubuntu Touch 1.0 showing the potential of Ubuntu on the mobile platform, the next LTS release is going to be a big hit. #fingerscrossed

So, lets look again at the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS release schedule here:

  • Alpha 1 – December 19th
  • Alpha 2 – January 23rd
  • Beta 1 – February 27th
  • Final Beta – March 27th
  • Release Candidate – April 10th

and the final release is scheduled for:

  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS – April 17th

Read the full post here.


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