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.
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.
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?