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Re: Fedora 10 Tagline



Shine your way

2008/11/10 Paul W. Frields <stickster gmail com>
On Mon, 2008-11-10 at 03:21 -0500, Ricky Zhou wrote:
> Hey, does anybody know if we have a tagline for Fedora 10?  For example,
> with Fedora 9, we had "Fedora 9. Make waves."  This is for the front
> page of the website (so that we can get all strings ready to be
> translated).

We've tried to make these little slogans into verb phrases, i.e.
persuade people to try Fedora out, do something cool with it.  The theme
is not to glorify the Fedora distribution itself, but to assure people
they can accomplish their goals using Fedora, and give them the power to
do it.  So I thought of:

"Fedora 10 - Fire it up." (The metaphor is fire, power, energy.)

Other slogans I tried out that didn't make my personal, mental cut for
one reason or another:

* "Shine brightly" (too affected, with the adverb)

* "Power up" (not very translatable, or comprehensible to many people)

* "Free. Radical." (not a verb phrase, maybe too politicized a term, and
the wordplay probably doesn't translate)

* "Be a star." (Oh, gag me.)

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