Originally Posted by benali72
I would not change the name. "PC-BSD Server Edition" carries important information --
* that it is closely related to PC-BSD
* that it is a form of BSD specifically designed and tailored for "PC" technology
* that it is for servers, specifically
Giving it a cool name that carries no information would be a step backwards.
Take Ubuntu, for example. Natty Narwhal, Lucid Lynx, and Precise Pangolin are cute names that carry no information. They actually confuse the issue. Who here could even tell me which of those releases are which?
Just my two cents worth, meant only to be helpful. Best of luck.
Natty, Lucid and Precise aren't really official version names, they're more of code terms like "Lornhorn" or "Manhatten Project". Each Ubuntu release gets an official version number which indicates when it came out. PC-BSD is looking to do something similar where people can refer to a specific version number, but also have an interesting code name to match up with releases, it makes the release sound more interesting.
And, off the top of my head, Lucid and Precise were the last two LTS releases of Ubuntu, 10.04 and 12.04, respectively. Natty was, if I remember correctly, 11.04. It would seem the code names haven't made the releases hard to track, at least for me.