I figured "gNew" should be pronounced like "gnu"... but that means the whole name sounds quite like ...nuisance?
Can I have a dual boot installation with obnoxi OS?
I think that's correct. And yes, then it turns out sounding like a nuisance. Don't worry, they know it. I think one of their previous codenames was gNuisance even, not to mention me speaking of this association when I tried to persuade them to come up with a better name.
But there we have it. They, you and everyone else will hear what I think about the whole thing in the gNewSense review I am planning. It will be a short review of gNewSense as a distro *and* an expression of thoughts I think the FSF leaning Free Software community needs to hear. And yes it has quite a bit to do with the way they name their projects.
I know some FSF projects have odd names, but those are at least humorous. But who wants to use an OS named Nuisance?
"project Durian", pot, kettle, black, I know...
Well the name "Windows" is a bit strange too, who the hell thought of that?!?
At least it is descriptive... although I would say gNewSense would be a better name for that OS .
hehe! I wouldn't say it is descriptive...you can open a window!
Well it's true that today with the right marketing you can make the ugliest name look attractive. I just doubt gNewSense project has the resources to pull such marketing off. Well, they wont be doing any AFAIK.
gNewSense is a strange name alright. "Windows" is a historical name, as the original Windows was an implementation of graphical windows for DOS.
I think the poor FSF is plagued with choosing poor names.
Can you imagine in 10 years time, the gNewSense people trying to persuade users to say "gNewSense" not "Sense" - "that's the real name!" ?
I am sure the newly released Mint distribution, quite exactly the opposite of gNewSense, will have far more success unfortunately.
Yeah Mint sounds like an awesome refreshing name, but their web hosting account is suspended.
Gosh, I was just reading the gNewSense mailing list and someone mentioned the word "GeNUine" talking about a topic completely unrelated to the name of a distro.
But *that* would have been so much of a better name if you ask me than gNewSense! Not only does it kind of mock the Windows Genuine Advantage, but it also promotes this 100% Free Software system as truly genuine in both legal and freedom sense. And it also has a subtle reference to GNU. (GeNUine).
Darn it.. that would have been a great name.
By the way, is it just me, or does the gNewSense logo resemble that of SCO?
Yes it does rather.