Oneiric Ocelot coming soon from Ubuntu
Date: 07 Mar, 2011
Posted by: admin
In: linux, open source & software
Mark Shuttleworth announces the new Ubuntu name for version 11.10 as Oneiric Ocelot, no really.
Weird Ubuntu names
Oneiric Ocelot: is this the strangest?
My opinion is that the oddball names for Ubuntu releases aid greatly as search markers.
“10.10” is not a great differentiating search term in computing whilst “maverick” (or indeed “meerkat”) doesn’t often appear alongside “wifi setup” (or whatever) except in pages referring to Ubuntu/Xubuntu/Kubuntu/Edubuntu or whatever.
“Oneiric ocelot” seems to be going too far in searching out little used vocab though – who knew how to pronounce or spell oneiric before this announcement? It’s literally true you do learn new things every day, thanks there to Mr Shuttleworth, I think.
Pronounciation of Oneiric
On his blog Mark Shuttleworth says
[Mark:] “The pronunciation is like “an-EAR-rick”.”
But dictionary.com tells me it should be oh-nay-rick and their sound bitesounds to me like oh-nai-rik (in my pronounciation).
Given the Greek origins (the Oneiros, black winged daemons) I’d go with on-eye-ross and hence on-eye-rick.
So the only question remains, who is one-eyed Rick?