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Ubuntu, I buntu, we all buntu

$ grep ub$ /usr/share/dict/words
    | ruby -ne "print split(/(\s+)/).map{|w|w.capitalize}" 
    | xargs -I FOOB echo "FOOBuntu" 
    | column

Bathtubuntu     Interclubuntu   Strubuntu
Bedaubuntu      Knubuntu        Stubuntu
Bedubuntu       Misdaubuntu     Subuntu
Beelzebubuntu   Moneygrubuntu   Subshrubuntu
Blubuntu        Nubuntu         Succubuntu
Bubuntu         Ouroubuntu      Swilltubuntu
Cherubuntu      Overscrubuntu   Trillibubuntu
Chubuntu        Pubuntu         Trubuntu
Clubuntu        Redaubuntu      Tubuntu
Cubuntu         Redubuntu       Unclubuntu
Daubuntu        Rerubuntu       Undaubuntu
Disdubuntu      Rescrubuntu     Underclubuntu
Drubuntu        Resnubuntu      Undergrubuntu
Dubuntu         Reubuntu        Underscrubuntu
Flubuntu        Roubuntu        Undershrubuntu
Flubdubuntu     Rubuntu         Undertubuntu
Fubuntu         Sandclubuntu    Undubuntu
Gaubuntu        Scrubuntu       Washtubuntu
Glubuntu        Semishrubuntu   Woodgrubuntu
Grubuntu        Shrubuntu       Zebubuntu
Hubuntu         Sillabubuntu    Zermahbubuntu
Hubbubuntu      Slubuntu
Inrubuntu       Snubuntu

I got the idea for this after listening to a recent LugRadio podcast. They're all about Ubuntu. If you didn't know, Ubuntu is a Linux distribution that has begun sprouting similarly-named offshoots like Kubuntu and Edubuntu and whatnot.

Of the possibilities listed I think "Beelzebubuntu" is the winner by a mile, but "Hubbubuntu" and "Succubuntu" are pretty good too.

(Notice the gratuitous use of Ruby. I stole the capitalization recipe from this web page because the cross-platform variations in sed are just too much for me. Of course, if I were running Rubuntu 0.1, "Deputy Dawg," it all would surely be much easier.)

Thursday, November 17th, 2005
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Comment from Pseudonymous Coward , 2 days later

That's really funny, man! :))

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