Mint without the Linux?

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Re: Mint without the Linux?

Postby curtiswtaylorjr on Wed Apr 09, 2008 11:39 am

I had a thought a few days ago and that is that we should name the the different flavors of LinuxMint more exciting names. Such as K-EnviroMint or eXciteMint this naming system may draw more attention.
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Re: Mint without the Linux?

Postby MagnusB on Wed Apr 09, 2008 11:56 am

Using different names on different editions makes branding kind of difficult. I find the name just fine like it is, and as Mint is starting to make an impact on the community, changing name now will be kind of foolish, since all branding done by now will be a waste of time.
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Re: Mint without the Linux?

Postby ed@Mint on Wed Apr 09, 2008 12:17 pm

That's obvious.
This thread should be closed.
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Re: Mint without the Linux?

Postby MagnusB on Wed Apr 09, 2008 12:22 pm

ed@Mint wrote:That's obvious.
This thread should be closed.

It is just an opinion, no point in closing the thread when there is a discussion going on. But it looks like me like the community like the name like it is, though ;)
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Re: Mint without the Linux?

Postby ed@Mint on Wed Apr 09, 2008 12:28 pm

MagnusB wrote:It is just an opinion, no point in closing the thread when there is a discussion going on. But it looks like me like the community like the name like it is, though ;)

I don't know if you've read the whole thread, but the discussion kinda died a few days ago...
But there's always somebody to dig it up, but nothing relevant has been added. :roll:
I don't even know if there's anything to add... :wink:
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Re: Mint without the Linux?

Postby Husse on Wed Apr 09, 2008 1:47 pm

I don't even know if there's anything to add... :wink:

NO!
But I wont close the thread - just hope you have better things to do than suggest a name change
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Re: Mint without the Linux?

Postby Sunny Rabbiera on Wed Apr 09, 2008 3:19 pm

CaptainStrangePork wrote:Linux Mint is a great name, if any name needs to change its UBUNTU, WHAT A STUPID NAME THAT IS, thats why i cant use it,
you cant show anyone what you use, cos they just fall about laughing, but Linux Mint is cool. :D


Actually ubuntu has a cool name to me, Ubuntu sounds fluid and natural... I like it better then "windows" or "OSeckes"
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Re: Mint without the Linux?

Postby miltonjohn on Thu Apr 10, 2008 2:08 am

Mint OS sounds good but how 'bout "MentOS"

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Re: Mint without the Linux?

Postby SpudGun on Thu Apr 10, 2008 3:01 am

Actually ubuntu has a cool name to me, Ubuntu sounds fluid and natural... I like it better then "windows" or "OSeckes"[/quote]
I get fed up with having to explain the name and how to say it, linux mint needs no explanation. :roll:
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Re: Mint without the Linux?

Postby JAK on Sun Apr 13, 2008 9:53 am

miltonjohn wrote:Mint OS sounds good but how 'bout "MentOS"

:)


Technically speaking Linux is the OS, Mint is just a flavor..... literally. :mrgreen:
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Re: Mint without the Linux?

Postby sundayrefugee on Sun Apr 13, 2008 1:57 pm

JAK wrote:
miltonjohn wrote:Mint OS sounds good but how 'bout "MentOS"

:)


Technically speaking Linux is the OS, Mint is just a flavor..... literally. :mrgreen:
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Actually, technically speaking, Linux is *only* the kernel, GNU is nearly everything else ;)
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Re: Mint without the Linux?

Postby Surreal Killa on Sun Apr 13, 2008 7:09 pm

I like Linux Mint. Mint by itself sounds stupid.
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Re: Mint without the Linux?

Postby JAK on Thu Apr 17, 2008 9:36 pm

sundayrefugee wrote:
JAK wrote:
miltonjohn wrote:Mint OS sounds good but how 'bout "MentOS"

:)


Technically speaking Linux is the OS, Mint is just a flavor..... literally. :mrgreen:
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Actually, technically speaking, Linux is *only* the kernel, GNU is nearly everything else ;)


But without the kernel, what do you have? No OS :cry:
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Re: Mint without the Linux?

Postby idiotkiwi on Thu Apr 17, 2008 11:40 pm

Given a choice of Mint without the Linux, Could I have the British Mint?? :D
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Re: Mint without the Linux?

Postby Sakonim on Fri Apr 18, 2008 3:40 am

Zwopper wrote:The only other alternative from my horizon would be "MintOS", "Mint OS" or "OS Mint"...
I this case my vote would go to "MintOS"!


That actually sounds quite nice you know.
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Re: Mint without the Linux?

Postby Zwopper on Fri Apr 18, 2008 4:02 am

Sakonim wrote:
Zwopper wrote:The only other alternative from my horizon would be "MintOS", "Mint OS" or "OS Mint"...
I this case my vote would go to "MintOS"!


That actually sounds quite nice you know.

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Re: Mint without the Linux?

Postby sundayrefugee on Sun Apr 20, 2008 11:54 pm

MintOS.

I have to cast a vote there.

I *REALLY* like that. LOTS. It's sophisticated without being pretentious, and also solves the "Should we/shouldn't we include GNU (/Flash/Adobe/w32 codecs/Google Earth/Nvidia/ATI/everything else not GNU... ad nauseum...)" in the name.

Clem, I know you just got trademarked, but I think (just my opinion) that you should give this idea some thought, even if you ultimately reject it. MintOS just has that certain "something", you know?

Good on you Zwopper, mate 8)
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Re: Mint without the Linux?

Postby ed@Mint on Mon Apr 21, 2008 5:01 am

Guys, i dont get why you keep posting here...
That is just *never* going to happen.

The only case in which this would be of any interest is if 'Linux Mint' was already registered.
It wasn't. It is now. Period.
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Re: Mint without the Linux?

Postby Acid_1 on Wed Apr 23, 2008 3:18 pm

curtiswtaylorjr wrote:I had a thought a few days ago and that is that we should name the the different flavors of LinuxMint more exciting names. Such as K-EnviroMint or eXciteMint this naming system may draw more attention.


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Re: Mint without the Linux?

Postby McLovin on Wed Apr 23, 2008 4:16 pm

Acid_1 wrote:enlightenMint :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Do not say that word in the forums, you do not want to know why, believe me.
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