The Codename for F12 has been Announced…

And it is:


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17 thoughts on “The Codename for F12 has been Announced…

  1. That’d be a neat trick since it wasn’t even on the voting list. :oP

    Posted by Sean | June 27, 2009, 3:28 pm
  2. Ah, i see, the Hippocoon’s name is Constantine…

    Posted by Sean | June 27, 2009, 4:41 pm
  3. Seriously? The second part of that is a pretty offensive racial slur in some parts of the world (well, in English as far as I knew, but hey, maybe it’s a British thing)

    Posted by Chris Lord | June 27, 2009, 10:09 pm
    • It was a joke. I apologize if the word ‘hippo-coon’ is a racial slur and you were offended. That was obviously not the point. I have never heard of either part of the word ‘hippo-coon’ being a racial slur – not in the northeastern US as far as I know at least.

      ‘Hippo-coon’ was a code name that had been proposed but was rejected early in the process.

      Posted by mairin | June 27, 2009, 11:13 pm
      • ‘Coon’ can be a racial slur against people of African decent, but I’ve only heard of it being used in Australia about Australian Aborigines. It’s also the brand name of a cheese here, but that’s unrelated – it was (apparently) named after Edward Coon, the creator of a cheese making process, although there has been some controversy about the name…

        Posted by Stephen Gentle | June 28, 2009, 1:33 am
      • Yeah, my first thought on seeing this (as a brit) was also to the racist implications of the word ‘coon’ – http://www.ferris.edu/jimcrow/coon/ . Ah well, you can’t go checking for implied racism for all locales…

        Posted by Rob Taylor | June 29, 2009, 1:02 pm
      • Oh don’t worry, I’m not offended (though I have had that word used ‘against’ me before…), just seemed a rather risky choice of words!

        Obviously there was no harm meant. I didn’t realise it was a joke suggestion, really thought that’d be the F12 codename. And who could blame me after the Ubuntu distro names?

        Posted by Chris Lord | June 30, 2009, 12:50 am
  4. So, enjoying your tablet PC? 😉

    Posted by Ian Weller | June 28, 2009, 1:20 am
  5. look! It can be retrofitted!

    Posted by Angie | June 28, 2009, 3:33 am
  6. I was crossing my fingers for piranhamoose. Just think of the dual screen monitor wallpaper.


    Posted by Matt Jones | June 28, 2009, 4:25 am
  7. awesome, you are more open mind than ubuntu folks, they rejected “the epileptic elephant”. feel free to name F13 like that

    Posted by Diego Escalante Urrelo | June 28, 2009, 6:12 am
  8. How can it be? it wasn’t legal approved.

    Posted by adam | June 29, 2009, 9:06 am
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