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ubuntu 16.10 yakkety yak codename released features screenshotShort Bytes: Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth has announced that the codename of Ubuntu 16.10 will be Yakkety Yak. The development cycle of Ubuntu 16.10 will start in a few days and it will be launched later this year at the end of October. Yakkety Yak could mean a lot of things, but we are betting on “a talkative wild ox”.

In the form of a very short and weird blog entry, Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth revealed the codename of Ubuntu 16.10.

Usually, he announces the codename of the next iteration of Ubuntu Linux with an in-depth blog post, explaining the rough goals and aspirations of the new release cycle.

The development cycle of Ubuntu 16.10 will start in a few days and it will be launched later this year at the end of October.

Meanwhile, don’t forget to upgrade your system to Ubuntu 16.04 and read its best features.

Following Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus, it was natural for the codename of Ubuntu 16.10 to start with ‘Y’. However, the final name came as a surprise to many and people are busy speculating the meaning.

Mark posted:

Y is for …Yakkety yakkety yakkety yakkety yakkety yakkety yakkety yakkety yak. Naturally.

Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak? What’s the meaning?

If you ask me about the meaning of Yakkety Yak, I’ll have to open the dictionary and make few random guesses.

‘Yakkety’ could mean a lot of things. While ‘yakking’ is an informal term for talking a lot, ‘yakkety’ could be an alternative spelling of ‘Yakety’ Sax — a well known pop-jazz musical instrument, writes OMGUbuntu!.

‘Yak’ is a large domesticated wild ox with humped shoulder and tons of hair. It’s found in Tibet and this pack animal is used for milk, meat, and hide, according to Google.

So, what does Ubuntu 16.10’s codename Yakkety Yak mean to you? A talkative wild ox? Take part in the discussion through the comments section below.

Also Read: How To Upgrade To Ubuntu 16.04 LTS From Ubuntu 15.10

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