Ubuntu naming conventions

Ubuntu is the most wildly used operating system after Microsoft windows. It is easy to use. Even though after the introduction of unity panel, it lost some of of the users, who was not satisfied with gnome session fall back.
Ubuntu got a big community and it releases its updates and versions in time.
The fun part is it is known to have the most interesting  release code names.

Let us see how they are naming their operating system. The naming convention / scheme of Ubuntu is as follow:-

The official name of an Ubuntu release is “Ubuntu X.YY” with X representing the year (minus 2000) and YY representing the month of eventual release within in that year. Normally The releases are on April and October (X.04 and X.10) Ubuntu’s first release, made in 2004 October (10th month) was Ubuntu 4.10.

All the LTS (Long Term Support) releases are supported for five years. The last LTS release was Ubuntu 10.04 LTS and Next LTS release is due on April 2012, It will be Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. LTS are released every tw years in the month of April.

All the releases got a code name,  Except for the first two releases, rest all are in alphabetical order.

Ubuntu VersionRelease Code Namemonth year
4.10Warty WarthogOctober 2004
5.04Hoary HedgehogApril 2005
5.10Breezy  BadgerOctober 2005
6.06 LTSDapper DrakeJune 2006
6.10Edgy EftOctober 2006
7.04Feisty FawnApril 2007
7.10Gutsy GibbonOctober 2007
8.04 LTSHardy HeronApril 2008
8.10Intrepid ibexOctober 2008
9.04Jaunty JackalopeApril 2009
9.10Karmic KoalaOctober 2009
10.04 LTSLucid LynxApril 2010
10.10Maverick MeerkatOctober 2010
11.04Natty NarwhalApril 2011
11.10Oneiric OcelotOctober 2011
12.04 LTSPrecise PangolinApril 2012

 

12.10Quantal QuetzalOctober 2012
13.04Raring RingtailApril 2013
13.10Saucy SalamanderOctober 2013
14.04 LTSTrusty Tahr (LTS)April 2014
14.10Utopic UnicornOctober 2013

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