> I dare say Windows users already know how to deal with a completely illogical naming
I hope you don't advocate that all other great properties of M$ products should be copied to Ubuntu;) If others make user's life difficult it's no excuse to do it, too.
XP just celebrated its 10th anniversary and has only around the same time lost its rank as the most used Windows variant. Most users never upgrade a Windows system. There are ~7 times more Ubuntu names to memorize. Of course the average LWN reader might soon observe that they are sorted alphabetically, but I don't think that LWN readers are the main target group for Ubuntu.