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. . . brought to you by the letter P

What’s in a name? It depends on who you ask.

Mark Shuttleworth has handed down his decision on the name for Ubuntu 12.04 in a blog item today.

Ready? It’s Precise Pangolin.

Go ahead and look it up, or just jump over to the Wikipedia listing here.

Yeah, one of those, only a precise one. Nice one, Mark.

Deb Nicholson points out on a Facebook post: “The name ‘pangolin’ is derived from the Malay word pengguling (‘something that rolls up’). Go ahead and start the roll-your-own jokes.”

Indeed.

Meanwhile, the democratic exercise where the Fedora community chooses a release name continues as voting is open for the Fedora 17 release name. If you’re a member of the Fedora community, you can vote for one of these, though truth be told, it appears that the ballot may be stacked in Beefy Miracle’s favor.

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