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Fri 01 Dec 2006

Ubuntu 6.06 LTS on NUS Science servers!

Category : NUS

Faced with hard disk recognition problems during installation, we considered an earlier version of Ubuntu. However, Eighty accidentally downloaded Ubuntu 6.10 ("Edgy Eft") server AMD64 from Taiwan, once again. This is the same version that took at least half a day to download yesterday - I had tried servers on various continents, but no joy.

This morning, however, it took just a few minutes to the download and burn a CD!

To add insult to injury, I found out that the previous version, 6.06 ("Daper Drake"), is very widely available - in fact, it's even on NUS' Science server down the road! And yes, its the version recognising the hard disks (*clutch head*). We could have been 24 hours ahead!

Well, we're both optimists, and agreed that this was all good, somehow.

In case you are wondering, from the Ubuntu faq,
"What do these funny names like Dapper mean?"

"We name all of our development releases with catchy animal names. This started with the early days of Ubuntu, before it was called Ubuntu, when Robert Collins, upon hearing of the 6 month release schedule, said "That is going to be pretty warty. Lets call it Warty Warthog". The naming convention stuck."

Release Number - Release Name
4.10 - Warty Warthog
5.04 - Hoary Hedgehog
5.10 - Breezy Badger
6.06 - Dapper Drake
6.10 - Edgy Eft

And for us, its Dapper Drake that's a-ok.

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