The table below gives you the code names of Ubuntu versions together with their German translations.

  • All code names are tautograms containing the name of an animal or mythical creature.

  • Since version 6.06 (Dapper Drake) new code names are chosen using the next letter in the alphabet.

  • New versions of Ubuntu are typically released in October and April.

  • Every fourth version is an LTS version (Long Term Support).

Table 1. Ubuntu code names together with their German translations.
Version Codename German translation Release date

Ubuntu 17.10

Artful Aardvark

Gerissenes Erdferkel

October, 2017

Ubuntu 17.04

Zesty Zapus

Begeisterte Hüpfmaus

April 13, 2017

Ubuntu 16.10

Yakkety Yak

Geplapper/Blabla (Wortspiel mit dem Tiernamen Yak)

October 13, 2016

Ubuntu 16.04 (LTS)

Xenial Xerus

Gastfreundliches Borstenhörnchen

April 21, 2016

Ubuntu 15.10

Wily Werewolf

Hinterlistiger Werwolf

October 22, 2015

Ubuntu 15.04

Vivid Vervet

Lebhafte Grünmeerkatze

April 23, 2015

Ubuntu 14.10

Utopic Unicorn

Utopisches Einhorn

October 23, 2014

Ubuntu 14.04 (LTS)

Trusty Tahr

Treuer Tahr

April 17, 2014

Ubuntu 13.10

Saucy Salamander

Frecher Salamander

October 17, 2013

Ubuntu 13.04

Raring Ringtail

Enthusiastisches Katzenfrett

April 25, 2013

Ubuntu 12.10

Quantal Quetzal

Quanten-Quetzal

October 18, 2012

Ubuntu 12.04 (LTS)

Precise Pangolin

Präzises/gewissenhaftes Schuppentier

April 26, 2012

Ubuntu 11.10

Oneiric Ocelot

Traumhafter Ozelot

October 13, 2011

Ubuntu 11.04

Natty Narwhal

Schicker Narwal

April 28, 2011

Ubuntu 10.10

Maverick Meerkat

Eigenwilliges Erdmännchen

October 10, 2010

Ubuntu 10.04 (LTS)

Lucid Lynx

Heller/klarer Luchs

April 29, 2010

Ubuntu 9.10

Karmic Koala

Karmischer Koala

October 29, 2009

Ubuntu 9.04

Jaunty Jackalope

Lebhafter Wolpertinger

April 23, 2009

Ubuntu 8.10

Intrepid Ibex

Unerschrockener Steinbock

October 30, 2008

Ubuntu 8.04 (LTS)

Hardy Heron

Kühner Reiher

April 24, 2008

Ubuntu 7.10

Gutsy Gibbon

Mutiger Gibbon

October 18, 2007

Ubuntu 7.04

Feisty Fawn

Lebhaftes Rehkitz

April 19, 2007

Ubuntu 6.10

Edgy Eft

Nervöser (Jung)Molch

October 26, 2006

Ubuntu 6.06 (LTS)

Dapper Drake

Eleganter Erpel

June 1, 2006

Ubuntu 5.10

Breezy Badger

Lebhafter Dachs

October 12, 2005

Ubuntu 5.04

Hoary Hedgehog

Ergrauter Igel

April 8, 2005

Ubuntu 4.10

Warty Warthog

Warziges Warzenschwein

October 26, 2004

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