Tracking Ubuntu Adjectives

Ubuntu‘s quite known for its {obscure adjective} {animal} release names. I though it might be interesting to see how the Ubuntu release cycle affected the {obscure adjective}s’ search volume. I turned to Google Trends and did a query for each of the {obscure adjective}s. The results were quite interesting.

Warty wasn’t even on the chart before the initial Ubuntu release and the Hoary release showed the first clear jump in queries. It looks like the Ubuntu’s popularity really took of with the release of the Breezy Badger release and the Dapper Drake (current) release will soon top Breezy. Edgy just crossed Hoary and I suspect it will increase dramaticaly once the Ubuntu Developer Summit in Paris is finished and the work for the next release (Edgy Eft) gets underway.

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