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20 April 2012, 11:23

Linux Mint 13 named, Fedora 18 name goes to vote

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While the Fedora Project has just opened the voting period for the Fedora 18 release name, Linux Mint founder Clement Lefebvre has simply picked the code name for the next version of his distribution.

Linux Mint 13 will be named "Maya", in reference to the name of his daughter, the Mayan civilisation, fictional character Maya Toitovna from Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars trilogy and the German cartoon character Maya the Bee. In other news concerning the project, Linux Mint 10 has now reached end of life status which means it will no longer be officially supported and will not receive any further updates.

Meanwhile, Fedora Project members have been called to vote on the release name for Fedora 18 with eight possible names left after the submissions had been vetted by Red Hat's legal department. The choices available are:

  • Chamoy
  • Frankfurter
  • Halva
  • Ketchy Ketchup
  • Pamukkale
  • Pop Soda
  • Spherical Cow
  • Tandoori Chicken

Voting is open to all registered members of the Fedora Project and will end on midnight UTC on 27 May.

The discussions around the naming, both of Fedora 18 and Fedora 17, has also led to the creation of a poll which asks whether Fedora releases should be named in future; that poll closes at the same time as the Fedora 18 name vote.

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