Norberto Bensa wrote:
>I guess that very same user had no problem with WINsomething and
>iSomething. I don't see why Gsomething and Ksomething is a problem for
>And no. It was not an attack on you. I'm sorry very much if you took
>that way. I'm subscribed to many MLs (Gentoo, Kubuntu, KDE*) and this
>topic comes every now and then (more often than I'd like) and I would
>like it to die already. K* and G* is an easy way to know which
>environment does the application run (which libraries do you need,
After initially Googling this topic to see if I could find any strong
words for it, I couldn't however if, as you say, this topic won't die,
then maybe I certainly _do_ have a point. I would hate to think
something as trivial as an unprofessional naming convention could get in
the way of someone discovering such a fantastic OS/windows manager
(which in some cases it clearly is).
I'm not going to rebut any of the Win*/i* comments more than to say the
Win* products (whilst in the VAST minority of Windows programs) do _not_
encourage the intentional and trite misspelling of words...as for the
i-Suite, I don't use them therefore can't comment but I'd say they'd
also fall into the "trendy" bucket of programs that people new to them
may not take seriously...there is also the millions of dollars Apple
pours in to branding to help sell those silly names.
Being involved with an international company juggling over 40 brands I
know how important names are to the adoption of products sight unseen
and as a Linux and open source fan I hate to see our products sold
short. It's a part of Linux where I see massive potential and a simple
way to reach more people.
Oh, and I didn't take it personally, I just didn't think it was ready to
And thanks to Rosie earlier for the ms fonts package! I'd gotten so used
to Linux fonts I'd forgotten about it.
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