From 'Warthog' to 'Pangolin': up close with Ubuntu Linux mascots

If you're a fan of Ubuntu Linux, there's a good chance you're among the many who have been wondering in the last day or so what, precisely, a pangolin is

By Katherine Noyes, PCWorld |  Software, Linux, slideshow

11. Karmic Koala (9.10)

Flickr image credit: g_kat26

Everyone knows the adorable-looking koala, of course, native to coastal regions of eastern and southern Australia. Contrary to popular belief, koalas are not actually bears; they're also reportedly a lot more aggressive than they look.

Then there's Karmic Koala, the Ubuntu release from October 2009. Wouldn't you know, it focused on improvements in cloud computing using Eucalyptus. Pidgin was replaced by Empathy Instant Messenger, meanwhile, and the Ubuntu Software Center made its debut.

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