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What does the version number of Ubuntu Linux mean?!

* Note *
This post was originally written back in April when
Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) was released. Due to the now-resolved technical problems the site has been suffering from it hasn’t appeared until know.
The point of the post, as the title suggests, is below the announcement itself and it explains what the weird Ubuntu version numbers mean.

Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) has been released a couple of days ago, taking Linux a couple of more steps towards the mainstream.

And by the way, if you ever wandered what the hell is up with the Ubuntu people and their weird version numbers, after searching the Net I’ve discovered that the version number reflects the release date.
Thus, 7.04 means released on April 2007.
Simple huh? Too bad there are about 3 people in the universe that ever realized that by themselves..! ;-)

3 Responses to “What does the version number of Ubuntu Linux mean?!”

  1. JD Says:

    umm…I realized it myself and needless to say, it’s pretty easy…the number before the . is the year of release, the number after is the month of release. They’ve been using this scheme since the beginning of Ubuntu (the first version, 4.10 was released in October 2004).

  2. tim Says:

    I did.

  3. JeffoBazoni Says:

    That is ingenious!

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