> These code names just add a pointless level of indirection to versioning.
Not only pointless, but plain harmful to the Ubuntu mission to be the Linux for non-geeks available in whatever language people happen to speak
1. While not being a native speaker of English, I have never had any problems with my understanding of English as far as computer software is concerned until I hit Ubuntu codenmaes. Native speakers, please remember your offshore English.
2. If the non-geek browses a forum somewhere, people will talk about running Natty, this was already fixed in Intrepid etc. etc. What??? Must be some geek speak
I have given "Linux" courses to non techies and I always need a whole slide and 15 minutes to tell them there is no reason to be afraid of the code names. Effort that could be spent much more productively.