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Cadava updates Servers to Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa LTS

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Why: At Cadava we’re really happy to be upgrading our servers. This will help us continue to deliver fast and efficient performance to be depended on. It’s integral to keep your servers up to date with the latest releases for security and keeping the stack future proof.

We’ve upgraded our Ubuntu Servers from Bionic Beaver 18.04 to Focal Fossa 20.04 which sees updates for the server edition. More about the release can be seen below:

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/FocalFossa/ReleaseNotes#Ubuntu_Server

Psst: For those of you who don’t know, most software on the internet has versions, and some but not all versions and release candidates get named or codenamed. These can be completely arbitrary but it’s usually a convention formed early on and changes infrequently.

In the case of Ubuntu the standard is an “alliterative moniker” which is predominantly (adjective + animal name) both parts need to start with same letter. There’s a lot of other conventions used for example; Android releases are related to ‘sweet confectionary’ e.g. Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 – 2011, Lollipop 5.0 – 2014, Marsh Mallow 6.0 – 2015.

Trivia: Possibly one of the most iconic naming strategies was employed by Apple who used big cats. However The first Beta was codename Kodiak (A place in Alaska) which switched to the big cat convention directly afterwards; ‘Cheetah – 10.0, Mar 24th 2001’, ‘Puma – 10.1, September 25th 2001’ ‘Jaguar – 10.2, August 23rd 2002 ‘ and ‘Panther 10.3, October 24th 2003 ‘. The final release before the most recent ‘places in California’ convention was ‘Mountain Lion – 10.8, 2012’ switching over to ‘Mavericks – 10.9, 2013’.

Notable mentions:

  • Python version 3 by default ‘python3’
  • PHP 7.4 Update
  • Ruby version 2.7

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