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Re: F9 installation screenshot



On 04/30/2008 10:40:47 PM, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
Le mercredi 30 avril 2008 à 14:57 -0500, Callum Lerwick a écrit :
> On Wed, 2008-04-30 at 09:52 +0200, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
> > I, for one was glad when those (and previous redneck jokes) were
> > kicked out of the installer. The text and imagery used were just too
> > US-centric to be comfortable, and got old fast.
>
> It's a two way street.
>
> Yes, it's cool to hate America these days. I'm no fan of our current
> foreign policy myself. But it is still rather insulting in many circles
> that you paint all Americans as being rednecks like you just did.

Since you seem not to have gotten the reference, one of the ancient Red
Hat releases bragged about Redneck support in its image/text install
train. I can tell you this had a terrible effect on people that were
installing for another locale and found out half the needed pieces for
this locale were missing (but that's ok, Redneck is in, who actually
needs more than English+Redneck).

And who's to blame? English-speaking people?

So get a grip. Everyone is not seing the world through and American eye. American junk food industry imagery is not a positive image everywhere.
American cultural references and priorities are not shared by most of
the world.

Nicolas: I suggest you recent review your posts to fedora-devel-list to realise how large percentage of them circle about your feelings towards USA. It is boring at best. Let's stick to technical discussions here and leave politics, religion, sex and rock&roll out (have I forget any item from the list?).

For the record, I found the "redneck" language option useless but it was a nice demo of the localisation functionality (was it not the first localized linux installer ever?). And I thought it was bit funny, too.

Pawel
PS. I think it's time to either close this thread or make it focused better on the installation itself.


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