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#1 Lamb0

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 01:02 AM

I saw this on Phoronix:
Fedora 20 Will Likely Have Another Goofy Codename

The current release, Fedora 19, is codenamed Schrödinger's Cat while the candidates for Fedora 20 include:

- Chateaubriand
- Cherry Ice Cream
- Eigenstate
- Félicette
- Heisenbug
- Österreich
- Santa Claus
- Superego


Anybody want a computer distribution codenamed:
:foreheadslap: "Heisenbug"?!? :rofl2:

#2 weezy

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 06:10 AM

It's no worse than Ubuntu or Android

Natty Narwhal, Lucid Lynx, Precise Pangolin?
How many people know what a Pangolin is?

Android: Cupcake, Donut, Froyo (frozen yogurt), Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean - next in line Key Lime Pie.

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 07:58 AM

What's wrong weezy, have you lost track of Schrödinger's Cat? :brick:

Question: "How many bugs does your distro have?"

Answer: "We're not certain - it's a principal feature of Heisenbug!"

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 07:54 AM

At least Ubuntu isn't fattening. I don't think anyone would eat a Pangolin.

Android upgrades and everyone wants to know when the next version is coming out the day after the upgrade. I think the names make people drool for dessert (another upgrade)

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 03:17 PM

I don't want to hear it! I work at Cisco, we're all #'s here and it's downright confusing especially for customers!

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 12:24 PM

Anybody want a computer distribution codenamed:
:foreheadslap: "Heisenbug"?!? :rofl2:


I'm not sure who coined the term first, but it generally refers to the bug you can't reproduce any more when you have the code in a debugger (and are observing its state changes). It's a well known term in the industry.

Tanveer.






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