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Ubuntu 12.04 Is Named Precise Pangolin

Mark Shuttleworth has announced the name of the new Ubuntu 12.04 and it will be named “Precise Pangolin”. I myself never heard of a pangolin and i’m sure many of you haven’t heard of it either. So besides a link to Mark’s announcement i also added some more info about a pangolin..

It’s a perennial pleasure to pick pertinent and/or pithy placeholder names for Ubuntu releases. At least, I like to think of them as pertinent and/or pithy. I’ve had diverse feedback, shall we say. Nevertheless, it’s now a tradition, and it’s a pressing priority as we approach the release of Oneiric.

So, what will be our mascot for 12.04 LTS?

Read the full story on Mark Shuttleworth’s blog.

Some info about a pangolin… A pangolin also scaly anteater or Trenggiling, is a mammal of the order Pholidota. There is only one extant family (Manidae) and one genus (Manis) of pangolins, comprising eight species. There are also a number of extinct taxa. Pangolins have large keratin scales covering their skin and are the only mammals with this adaptation. They are found in tropical regions of Africa and Asia. The name “pangolin” derives from the Malay word pengguling (“something that rolls up”). Read more on wikipedia

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