Ubuntu 17.04 'Zesty Zapus'
Ubuntu overlord Mark Shuttleworth has named the next version of the Linux distro "Zesty Zapus".
Each version of Ubuntu has a two-word name, both starting with the same letter of the alphabet. The second word is always an animal and the first is an adjective. This policy has given use names like "Oneiric Ocelot" and "Edgy Eft." The rest are listed here.
Zapus, Wikipedia tells us, are " North American jumping mice." Shuttleworth likes the name because he feels Canonical is "... a tiny band in a market of giants, but our focus on delivering free software freely together with enterprise support, services and solutions appears to be opening doors, and minds, everywhere. So, in honour of the valiantly tiny leaping long-tailed over the obstacles of life, our next release which will be Ubuntu 17.04, is hereby code named the ‘Zesty Zapus’."
The release is due in April 2017. ®