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Re: New Slogan?

Postby envalin on Sun Oct 04, 2009 10:39 pm

Shortening to Mint? I've thought that ever since I got Mint. After all, if it's about elegance, isn't elegance simplicity?

Not meaning to bring up other companies, but I really don't think you can get much more elegant than Apple. It's just an apple when you boot up.

So dunno, but I'd love to see a boot screen that just says "mint". No slogan. If anything, scrap Gloria, Helenna, and whatever. Every Linux distro does it, but I think it'd be cool to be like... Mint 8: Fresh, if anything. A new verb as opposed to a name. Slogans, on the other hand, would be good for advertising in small snippets.

The thing I have that annoys me about the slogan is that I already have Mint. There's no need to sell it to me further. It's exactly like Windows putting advertisements in Windows Live messenger. So sell it to me, but after, stay elegant, and stay simple.
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Re: New Slogan?

Postby rhY on Mon Oct 05, 2009 12:25 am

I agree you should shorten it to Mint. It definitely needs a new slogan.

Elegance has a lot of negative connotations, and frankly, I don't think Mint is all that elegant. I love Mint, but not for it's "elegance". I love it for it's simplicity. It's stability. It's ease of use. It's simple and appealing default look. It's familiarity of layout by default seeming like Windows. It's "Clean". It's "Fresh". Mint is a great name for it. The slogan is pretty meh compared to how great Mint itself is.

Simple.
Clean.
Fresh.
Easy.
Stable.
Solid.

Linux Mint
Because my mom can't figure out Windows.

Linux Mint
It just can't get easier.

Linux Mint
Your computer always works now.

Mint
Solid. Easy. Free.

Mint
What your computer should have been 10 years ago.

Mint
It just works.

Mint
No viruses. No crashes. No fees.

Mint
Your car won't run forever, but now your computer can.

Feel free to riff off my ideas, combine the concepts, reword them... But definitely Mint needs a new Image. I think just making it Mint would be a good first step.
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Re: New Slogan?

Postby envalin on Mon Oct 05, 2009 4:47 pm

Linux Mint
Because my mom can't figure out Windows.

Linux Mint
It just can't get easier.


Mint
Easier than your mom.

Immature, I suppose. Simply combining ideas. I like the idea of different slogans though. One, nice, simple MINT with a little logo and then a slogan to advertise. Once you install it, skip the slogans. It becomes less elegant with it.

Btw, I totally agree that elegance has some negative connotations. It reminds me of the ugly stepsisters from Cinderella trying to fit their ugly feet into the glass slipper personally.
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Re: New Slogan?

Postby Colonel Schell on Mon Oct 19, 2009 6:52 pm

Rhy, I was unaware of any negative connotations to the word, 'elegance.' In my part of the world, I can think of no slang use of 'elegant' or 'elegance' which is different from its dictionary meaning.

Besides being 'refined' or 'sophisticated' (in it's truest sense, not just marketing), there is the old definition of 'hacking,' which always meant developing the elegant solution or workaround to a problem, before the media decided to hijack the term and make it 'evil.'

Mint should be just Mint because Apple is just Apple? Aren't we comparing Apples to oranges,or herbs? (Apple is the hardware, not the software, and Mint is the software, but not the hardware.) Does anyone know what machine Linus used to use, and which distro he still uses because it was all he could get to run on that other machine for a few years, even though he's a PC now? So much for Apple showing up on that screen! (I'll give you a hint: his Apple wore a Hat!)

Anyway, if you guys decide to change the name, or the slogan, more power to you. I like the way Mint works, and that's the most important part.

Mint: Slogans? We don't need no stinkin' slogans!
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Re: New Slogan?

Postby vrkalak on Mon Oct 19, 2009 8:23 pm

I would maybe change the name to, something like: Linux:Mint

And for a slogan (to quote Colonel Schell): Mint works ! Plain, simple, true.
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Re: New Slogan?

Postby piratesmack on Mon Oct 19, 2009 11:33 pm

"Linux Mint
15 minutes can save you 15% or more on car insurance"

that's a good one

Mint also needs it's own version of that little Geico money guy. People will be like, "What's that?"

And I'll say, "Oh, that's just the money you could save by switching to Mint."

yes, yes
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Re: New Slogan?

Postby Colonel Schell on Tue Oct 20, 2009 12:08 am

Maybe we could work something out so we can use him sometimes, too, this gecko.

After all, he is green.

Then there's the Travelocity gnome, who could show up in green and talk about his favorite desktop, G-nome. Drinking a Mint-y Mojito, no doubt.

Sorry guys. It's late here and I'm a little slap happy.
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Re: New Slogan?

Postby Stealing_Lillies on Mon Nov 02, 2009 1:06 pm

The way it is Mint to be :D
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Re: New Slogan?

Postby grimdestripador on Mon Nov 02, 2009 3:35 pm

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 kanishka on Mon Nov 02, 2009 4:08 pm

I don't understand why using the past tense in the current slogan. Why "came"? When? Where is elegance now? Is it gone?

"From freedom comes elegance"

or

"From freedom, elegance"


Aren't they better, more "eternal"? :?:
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Re: New Slogan?

Postby MaddogF16 on Mon Nov 02, 2009 4:22 pm

Mint 8 "OS for the next generation"
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Re: New Slogan?

Postby grimdestripador on Thu Nov 05, 2009 3:37 pm

MaddogF16 wrote:Mint 8 "OS for the next generation"


Wouldn't we have to impliment the star trek's L-CARS user interface for this?
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Re: New Slogan?

Postby MaddogF16 on Thu Nov 05, 2009 3:53 pm

Yep and you don't type or use a touch screen, it's all done telepathically. :lol:
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Re: New Slogan?

Postby kanishka on Sun Nov 08, 2009 5:27 pm

A couple of ideas I got centered on the "tasty mint" concept :mrgreen:

Mint. The tasty Linux.

Mint. Linux made tasty.

Mint. It tastes better. => argh it already exists! http://www.brownschicken.com/ :cry:

and

Mint. Linux freshness.

:lol:
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Re: New Slogan?

Postby payne987 on Thu Nov 19, 2009 3:09 pm

MINT -----> More Inteligent N' Thoughful

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Re: New Slogan?

Postby ragu64 on Wed Dec 23, 2009 3:23 am

What do you think about?

Linux Mint fresh is better!

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Re: New Slogan?

Postby garda on Wed Dec 23, 2009 3:58 am

Linux Mint
Beauty with Sanity

Linux Mint
Mint is not Windows :mrgreen:

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Come 'n Get Some!
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Re: New Slogan?

Postby XidCat on Wed Dec 23, 2009 2:19 pm

kanishka wrote:A couple of ideas I got centered on the "tasty mint" concept :mrgreen:

Mint. The tasty Linux.

Mint. Linux made tasty.

Mint. It tastes better. => argh it already exists! http://www.brownschicken.com/ :cry:

and

Mint. Linux freshness.

:lol:


Better not use these, I'm getting hungry already. My next post will be how Mint helped me gain 200 pounds... :lol:

We could just play on peoples paranoia and say Linux Mint... Use it or They will know.... :twisted:

Seriously though, the original slogan is great and need not be changed.
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Re: New Slogan?

Postby andrewchipka on Fri Jan 01, 2010 9:39 pm

think different. would've been perfect if only if apple didn't claim it first
so maybe instead of think different, what about "do different" or "be different"?
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Re: New Slogan?

Postby saquerocl on Tue Jan 05, 2010 7:44 pm

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

English: elegant
Spanish: elegancia
German: eleganz
French: élégance
Italian: eleganza
Portuguese: elegância

Old slogan is very clear. Maybe the word "came" is more complicated, but in this world everyone can figure out the meaning.
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