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.

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