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Ubuntu 16.10 named Yakkety Yak

Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth has always provided colorful codenames in alphabetical order and the 16.10 release, due out in in October 2016 will be no exception. Last week, Ubuntu 16.04 the Xenial Xerus, debuted so its now time to pick the 'Y' name.

Unlike so many of the past African animal chosen as Ubuntu release mascots, Ubuntu 16.10 will actually be named for one i know - a Yak.

"Y is for …Yakkety yakkety yakkety yakkety yakkety yakkety yakkety yakkety yak. Naturally," Mark Shuttleworth announced.

No word yet on if Shuttleworth and crew will also double down on WebRTC and/or communications bits as a key release goal for Ubunut 16.10.

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist

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