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What Follows a Fedora Linux Miracle ?

fedora 17 Beefy MiracleFrom the 'Miracle Continues' files:

Though we're still a few month away from the May release date for Fedora 17 - aka 'The Beefy Miracle' - the Fedora community is now turning its attention to naming Fedora 18.

The Fedora naming process is like no other. Community members suggest and vote on names, there is no benevolent dictator that chooses these names. The only catch is that the name needs to somehow/somewhat be related to the previous release name.

"I know that it may be hard to *top* Beefy Miracle (ahahahaha, get it? As in toppings!) but I do have every bit of faith that many of you have already thought of name suggestions that may or may not be more mature, or more neutral with regards to dietary restrictions. :)" Fedora Project Leader Robyn Bergeron wrote.

So far there are a few interesting names on the table (listed on the naming wiki). Among my favorites are:

  • Mannah (Beefy Miracle is a miracle food and so is Mannah)
  • Wonderful Coffee (wonderful is one possible translation of miraculous, both BEEF and C0FFEE can be written in hex)
  • Dingo (Beefy miracle is a hot dog and so is a Dingo)


The community has until March 27th at 23:59:59 UTC. Voting runs from April 6ths to April 12th and the winner will be announced April 13th.

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com, the news service of the IT Business Edge Network, the network for technology professionals. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.

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