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New Slogan?

Postby Benni Jay on Tue Jun 02, 2009 7:58 pm

Since Clem wants some promotional material,
we should think about a new slogan in my opinion.

'From freedome came elegance' is nice too, but I think we need a new one.
Since Mint is a distribution with many translations, the slogan is
hard to understand for people who don't speak english (not everyone knows the
english word 'elegance'). I also think a slogan should have a clear message and
the old slogan can be interpreted differently.

Maybe it's just my opinion, I don't want to pace anyone. :roll:

I think about something that represents the whole Mint idea but is also easy to understand.
Since Linux Mint is a long name compared to Ubuntu, we should maybe use a shorter sentence,
or just one or two words (like just 'Linux Mint - Freedome', or 'choose freedome').
Or something about the main theme of linux mint, the color green and the mint plant
(like 'Naturally free' or 'Fresh breath for free').
I think no one will disagree me when I say Linux Mint is the best looking distribution,
maybe the slogan should tell that.
Ubuntu always wants to be the Linux for Human beings, the linux for everyone everywhere, easy to use
with an nice and easy user-interface, they are the linux humanists,
where do you see Linux Mint?

Just some ideas from me, I'd like to hear yours and what you think about
the old slogan. :wink:
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Re: New Slogan?

Postby markcynt on Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:51 pm

I like the old slogan but to me it's new.

How about "Mint - Linux For The Masses" or "Mint- Linux Beautified"
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Re: New Slogan?

Postby professorsnapper on Tue Jun 02, 2009 11:00 pm

I suggest this post be moved to the new folder that Husse has created for "promotion" - more people will see it that way.

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Re: New Slogan?

Postby kanishka on Thu Jun 04, 2009 3:02 pm

I re-submit my slogan:

FRESH. FRIENDLY. FREE.
Linux Mint

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Re: New Slogan?

Postby Benni Jay on Thu Jun 04, 2009 4:45 pm

kanishka wrote:I re-submit my slogan:

FRESH. FRIENDLY. FREE.
Linux Mint

:mrgreen:


I like it :D
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Re: New Slogan?

Postby Marcush on Sat Jun 06, 2009 2:07 am

How about this.

Linux Mint... Simply Refreshing
(just an idea, I personally like the old slogan)
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Re: New Slogan?

Postby rat in a cage on Sat Jun 06, 2009 7:34 am

i just love the old "from freedom came elegance" slogan. i think it's one of the best slogans in linux world, it shouldn't be changed. :mrgreen:
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Re: New Slogan?

Postby Zwopper on Sat Jun 06, 2009 9:31 am

rat in a cage wrote:i just love the old "from freedom came elegance" slogan. i think it's one of the best slogans in linux world, it shouldn't be changed. :mrgreen:

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Re: New Slogan?

Postby lakehousetech on Sat Jun 06, 2009 9:35 am

Zwopper wrote:
rat in a cage wrote:i just love the old "from freedom came elegance" slogan. i think it's one of the best slogans in linux world, it shouldn't be changed. :mrgreen:

+1


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Re: New Slogan?

Postby exploder on Sat Jun 06, 2009 9:36 am

I agree too! I have always liked the slogan and it really does sum up Mint in a simple phrase.
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Re: New Slogan?

Postby definitely on Sat Jun 06, 2009 10:32 am

lakehousetech wrote:
Zwopper wrote:
rat in a cage wrote:i just love the old "from freedom came elegance" slogan. i think it's one of the best slogans in linux world, it shouldn't be changed. :mrgreen:

+1


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+1 old slogan is the best. And everyone can easily understand it.

Benni Jay wrote:'From freedome came elegance' is nice too, but I think we need a new one.
Since Mint is a distribution with many translations, the slogan is
hard to understand for people who don't speak english (not everyone knows the
english word 'elegance').

What's so hard about understanding word elegance? Even my mother who doesn't know english at all, understands that word.
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Re: New Slogan?

Postby ESM on Tue Jun 09, 2009 9:09 am

Mint has a great slogan, dont change it, so a +1 from me too :)
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Re: New Slogan?

Postby Benni Jay on Tue Jun 09, 2009 10:04 am

OK so most of you like the old slogan.
Then we should keep it :wink:
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Re: New Slogan?

Postby AfterEight on Tue Jun 09, 2009 10:32 am

+1 from me.
Just perfect like the distro itself.

It's not broken, no need to fix it, as a wise Minter is want to say :D 8)
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Re: New Slogan?

Postby professorsnapper on Sat Jun 13, 2009 11:28 pm

AfterEight wrote:+1 from me.
Just perfect like the distro itself.

It's not broken, no need to fix it, as a wise Minter is want to say :D 8)


Folks, in my view too, the slogan "From freedom came elegance" is great, and I agree, there's no need to change it, and I'll be happy to see it remain as it is.

What WOULD be nice, however, is to have some more options on how to promote LM in various promotional materials, ads etc - hence, the following thread is dedicated to that function:

viewtopic.php?f=163&t=26916

As I'm sure you've seen in print ads, commericals etc, a product can have both a slogan AND various bits of wording or text to help raise interest / "sell" the product or idea. So, perhaps we can consider the "new slogan" thread closed? I'll see you over at the other thread...

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Re: New Slogan?

Postby kwatson512 on Thu Jun 25, 2009 6:14 pm

Zwopper wrote:
rat in a cage wrote:i just love the old "from freedom came elegance" slogan. i think it's one of the best slogans in linux world, it shouldn't be changed. :mrgreen:

+1


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Re: New Slogan?

Postby StillGate on Sun Sep 20, 2009 10:41 pm

kanishka wrote:I re-submit my slogan:

FRESH. FRIENDLY. FREE.
Linux Mint

:mrgreen:


Now that, spells fun to me :)
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Re: New Slogan?

Postby ruel24 on Thu Sep 24, 2009 12:31 pm

I like "Simply Refreshing", but it could be shortened to just "Refreshing" or something like "Ahhh...Refreshing!" Honestly, that's what sold me on Linux Mint - how unlike Gnome was compared to just about every other Gnome based distro out there. If I wanted plain old Gnome, I'd be using Ubuntu or Fedora. But, Mint just has its own thing going and it's just superior, IMO.
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Re: New Slogan?

Postby hinto on Thu Sep 24, 2009 1:46 pm

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I'd say keep it.
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Re: New Slogan?

Postby Colonel Schell on Thu Sep 24, 2009 1:57 pm

I, too, love the slogan "From freedom came elegance."

Linux Mint should be shortened to Mint, IMHO.

However, if a new base of Ubuntu's Karmic Koala makes us buggy, we could change the slogan to, "It's not easy being green." :lol:
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