Submit A Tip Alternative Tip Form

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Named ‘Trusty Tahr’

Stuffed_Arabian_Tahr-750x524

The tantalising trials of taxonomy are complete: the mascot for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS has been chosen – get used to typing out the name ‘Trusty Tahr’.

“What’s a…tahr?”, you ask? Google tells me it’s a goat-like mammal found in mountainous areas in Oman, India and the Himalayas.

The sure-footed animal reflects the goals for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, which Shuttleworth says, will see conservative choices made on the desktop as it focuses on delivering “…performance, refinement, maintainability [and] technical debt.” 

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS for servers and desktops is pencilled in for release in April 2014.