From the ‘Democratically Chosen Linux Name‘ files:
After a failed bid for Fedora 16, Beefy Miracle has been chosen as the name for Fedora 17.
That’s right and this is not a joke.
Red Hat’s community Linux distribution, Fedora has chosen – Beefy Miracle – to be the name for the Fedora 17 , due out in 2012.
Beefy Miracle lost out to ‘Verne’ for Fedora 16, but somehow ended up in the running for Fedora 17. The way that Fedora naming works is that the name of a new release somehow has to be related to the previous release. So what could the rationale for Beefy Miracle possibly be?
Beefy Miracle is a name suggested for Fedora 16. Verne is also a name suggested for Fedora 16
Yup that’s it…a bit wonky, but hey Fedora people voted for it.
The voting tally for Fedora 17 came out as:
1182 :: Beefy Miracle
1035 :: Liege
881 :: Never
791 :: Gernsback
641 :: Rocky Ripple
628 :: Alpharabius
550 :: Panguipulli
505 :: Tubeteika
Fedora 17 will come up against Ubuntu 12.04 codenamed the Precise Pangolin. So for the first time ever, Fedora will have a funkier name than Ubuntu.
Let’s hope (for Fedora’s sake) that the release is beefier too, so they can relish a well name release!