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Re: Cast your vote for the Fedora 10 Codename!

On Wed, 2008-07-23 at 00:02 +0100, Tim Jackson wrote:
> Nothing at all; each to their own. But it wouldn't be the first time I've 
> had to explain to a new user who is already dubious about Fedora and 
> suspicious that this Linux thing is some sort of cryptic geeky nonsense 
> why there is a weird obscure name used interchangeably with the more 
> recognisable and user-understandable one. The name by which you distribute 
> a piece of software may be completely unrelated to its merits from the 
> point of view of you or I, but it *is* on the front line of users' 
> awareness of it, and I'd rather Fedora had a reputation for welcoming and 
> encouraging new users, not confusing them :-)

Right, because "Windows ME", "Windows 98", "Windows 2000", "Windows XP",
"Windows Vista" are instantly understandable and not cryptic at all.  Or
if you prefer "Leapord", "Panther", etc...

Jesse Keating
Fedora -- Freedom² is a feature!

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