Ubuntu 16.10 Codename “Yakkety Yak,” – What Does It Mean?

Ubuntu 16.10 Codename Yakkety YakMark Shuttleworth, the founder and CEO of Canonical has announced the codename of Ubuntu 16.10 – “Yakkety Yak.”

Mark posted on his blog:

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

As you know, Ubuntu releases are generally named an animal with a preceding adjective and they present in alphabetical order. Example: P – Precise Pangolin, Q – Quantal Quetzal, R – Raring Ringtail, S – Saucy Salamander, T – Trusty Tahr, U – Utopic Unicorn, V – Vivid Vervet, W – Wily Werewolf (Ubuntu 15.04) and now X – Xenial Xerus (Ubuntu 16.10).

YAKKETY Yak! What Does It Mean?

Well, sound like so funny. YAKKETY is not a complete word, can mean a lot of things. But, i guess, as yakking means talking continuously, Yakkety could mean talkative. But according to Wikipedia, yak is a long- haired bovid (cattle, of sort) or ox.

here’s the picture of YAK for you.

A yak in the Nepalese Himalayas. Image source: Wikipedia.

So, what does Ubuntu 16.10’s  codename Yakkety Yak mean to you? Tell us via comment box.

Arnav Patel

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