What happens when Ubuntu nicknames reach the end of the alphabet?

In today's open source roundup: What will Canonical use for Ubuntu nicknames after it reaches the end of the alphabet? Plus: Steam improves its client application. And GNOME 3.16.2 has been released

What happens when Ubuntu nicknames reach the end of the alphabet?

Canonical has become known for using a cute nickname for each new version of Ubuntu. But one redditor wants to know what the company will do when it reaches the end of the alphabet.

Zadok_The_Priest asked his question in the Linux subreddit:

What happens after Zany Zebra?

I notice that we will soon come to the end of the alphabet on release names. Does anyone know what the plan is? Will we start over with Awesome Aardvark, or move on to some other scheme?

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His fellow Linux redditors responded:

BobsYourUnc: "Angry Aggravated Albino Alligator."

Sprankton: "Start over with a new gimmick? We've done animals. Now we can do materials, buildings, or furniture."

War_is_terrible_mkay: "Nooo... Animals are best! I'm still hoping for Vivid Velociraptor (I just have to wait a bit more than 10 years)"

CoolDragon: "We move on to periodic table of elements: Adventurous Arsenic Bodacious Boron Colloquial Calcium.

Plangmuir: "They keep going, with more alphabets: next is Greek, then Hebrew. Once they hit ideographic scripts they'll be set for centuries!"

Mixtacool: "They will stop making up stupid names and call ubuntu "ubuntu version X.XX) . More people will think of ubuntu as a serious OS after dropping stupid animal names."

[–]Feinhenzer: "Would be cool if they change the name scheme, like Apple did with OS X (names of "big cats" to california places). Maybe naming great places in Isle of Man?"

Vaigna: "I hope they start over if only to get the Spooky Skellington this time."

Badwolf42: "It will be called Ubuntu Alpha and never progress because we can't agree on the pronounciation of Beta."

Zadok_The_Priest: "So... Sexy Sofa is still a possibility?"

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Steam improves its client application

Valve is continually striving to better its Steam client, and the latest release shows progress in CPU and memory usage. For a complete list of improvements and bug fixes, see the Steam client changelog.

Silviu Stahie reports for Softpedia:

According to the changelog, the web control has been upgraded to CEF version 41.0.2272.104, the CPU and memory usage in the web control have been improved, some problems that caused the CD key receipts to print incorrectly have been fixed, a failure to back up all game content in certain cases has been fixed, the "Verify Integrity" progress box has been tweaked, and the ability to filter the friends list in Big Picture has been added.

Also, a disk management page has been added to settings, the daisy wheel for checkboxes is no longer shown in the Big Picture mode, a crash that occurred when exiting the streaming client has been fixed, and the double-triggering of the Enter key when typing in text fields on web pages no longer occurs.

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GNOME 3.16.2 released

The GNOME developers have not been idle, and now there's a new version of GNOME available. GNOME 3.16.2 has just been released according to an announcement on the GNOME mailing list.

Matthias Clasen made the announcement:

The second update of GNOME 3.16 is out with many bug fixes, documentation improvements, translations updates, and more. We hope you'll like it.

For more information about the major changes in GNOME 3.16, please visit our release notes: https://help.gnome.org/misc/release-notes/3.16/

Individual modules may get more stable 3.16 releases, but we are now shifting our focus to new development. The schedule leading towards the 3.18 release in October has been published and the first development snapshot was released two weeks ago.

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