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Re: Linux Becomes Female?

__/ On Saturday 27 August 2005 17:37, [Blinky the Shark] wrote : \__

> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> __/ On Saturday 27 August 2005 08:40, [Peter T. Breuer] wrote : \__
>>> What? Why? What's wrong with FireFox? Or Thunderbird? Or Mozilla? Or
>>> GIMP? They have no negative connotations that I know of in English.
>>> Maybe you are confusing "gimp" with "wimp"?
>> No, but I am told that "gimp" has some connotation with a character in
>> Pulp Fiction. The rhyme with "wimp" doesn't help either. If it's of any
>> practical evidence, people to whom I mention The GIMP will not take me
>> seriously.
> Negative senses?  Actually, the answer is "yes" with respect to "gimp".
> http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=gimp
> Did the Pulp Fiction character have difficulty walking?

I don't know. I was probably too young to watch it when it hit the cinemas,
but colleagues told me that. Love the name or dislike it, you must
compromise and choose something that appeals to majorities or at the least
is acceptable to majorities. If Linux involves a great deal individualism,
it will continue to be used by individuals, not a population. Call a Linux
distro BitchOS and the majority of our population will already discard it

>>>> Even Microsoft steered away from a name like "Longhorn". Calling an O/S
>>>> after a pub
>>> Pub?  A longhorn is a range cow, surely!  As such it has connotations of
>>> the wild west. Pub! Indeed!
> Longhorn is also a variety of cheese.

And it has a new logo:


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