Translation / meaning

Jul 13, 2008
  1. Can anyone tell me what all those obscure names actually mean - Ubuntu ; Hardy Heron ; Mandrake etc? Ive never used the os but am intrigued to learn what
    the words stand for. (It took me some time to find out that Windows XP simply meant Windows 'experience' Win95 and 98 were self explanatory, as was Win2000
    but I'm stumped to find the meaning of all those "flavours" of Linux...
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,525

  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 8,945   +584

    Did you ever hear
    A rose by any other name would smell as sweet​

    What does Lexus, Toyota, or Mercedes mean? -- only what the adverts tell you to believe.
  4. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,865   +1,523

    Eloquent as always jobeard, but to the best of my knowledge, roses don't smell as "sweat" :rolleyes: :haha:
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 8,945   +584

    grrrr; :eek: sweet as in chocolate :haha:
  6. JBMAC

    JBMAC Topic Starter


    Thanks for the tip on Wikipedia - I deliberately don't use it as it's often so inaccurate, but no doubt for this purpose, it will be fine.
    As the the "sweat" spelling, I was just beaten to the draw by Capt C. -- unless it
    was a crafty joke!?
  7. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 8,945   +584

    nope; pure carelessness
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