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how to pronounce gNewSense?

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tbuitenh's picture
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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?

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I think that's correct. And

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.

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I know some FSF 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...

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Well the name "Windows" is

Well the name "Windows" is a bit strange too, who the hell thought of that?!?

tbuitenh's picture
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At least it is

At least it is descriptive... although I would say gNewSense would be a better name for that OS Smiling .

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hehe! I wouldn't say it is

hehe! I wouldn't say it is descriptive...you can open a window!

libervisco's picture
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Well it's true that today

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. Eye

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gNewSense is a strange name

gNewSense is a strange name alright. "Windows" is a historical name, as the original Windows was an implementation of graphical windows for DOS.

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I think the poor FSF is

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!" ? Smiling

I am sure the newly released Mint distribution, quite exactly the opposite of gNewSense, will have far more success unfortunately.

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Yeah Mint sounds like an

Yeah Mint sounds like an awesome refreshing name, but their web hosting account is suspended. Sticking out tongue

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Gosh, I was just reading

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.

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By the way, is it just me,

By the way, is it just me, or does the gNewSense logo resemble that of SCO?

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Yes it does rather.

Yes it does rather.

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