Mint without the Linux?

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Re: Mint without the Linux?

Postby Magikx21 on Fri Apr 25, 2008 3:58 pm

When I first saw Linux Mint I admit calling it Linux Mint seemed odd but I think with how short the name is calling it just Mint seems odd seeing as most other distros have longer and odder names: Ubuntu, Slackware, Mandriva, etc Mint seems a bit too small and normal for some reason though Linux Mint sounds fine.
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Re: Mint without the Linux?

Postby Acid_1 on Sat Apr 26, 2008 1:01 am

McLovin wrote:
Acid_1 wrote:enlightenMint :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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


I would assume you're talking about the old Mint e17 project by Molom?
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Re: Mint without the Linux?

Postby Ookami on Sun Apr 27, 2008 3:17 am

I don't know. When I first came across the project, I thought it was a little strange putting the “Linux” first, but after a while I got to like the name even if the 'linux' half sounds a little too techy for my liking.

What about renaming it to 'Open Mint' or similar? I have an open mind and I use Open Mint.
I LOVE MintOS as a name, though. Seriously.
Maybe we could rename the KDE and GNOME variants 'Peppermint' and 'Spearmint' too?
Just a suggestion, of course.
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Re: Mint without the Linux?

Postby Zwopper on Sun Apr 27, 2008 5:53 am

ed@Mint wrote: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 Mon May 05, 2008 2:27 am

The spearmint and peppermint is a neat idea, but I was just on puppy forums, and I hate how they relate everything to dogs. I honestly like mint gum, but maybe would be sick of it soon.

BTW I'm not bashing the puppy forums. They're really nice :P
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Re: Mint without the Linux?

Postby thorhr on Wed May 07, 2008 2:36 pm

clem wrote:There are pros and cons on both sides of the debate. Mint is a lot of thing, Linux Mint uniquely identifies our project. I also disagree with the statement that "Linux" is scary, IMHO it sounds good to people who know about it and raises curiosity to others. As for Windows, ok it's not DOS Windows, but "Microsoft" Windows... so how about that for a scary part?! :)

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Re: Mint without the Linux?

Postby Sakonim on Thu May 08, 2008 11:58 pm

Since this issue annoys Mr. Stallman so much why don't we rebrand it "GNU/Linux Mint"?
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Re: Mint without the Linux?

Postby Lantesh on Fri May 09, 2008 11:36 am

I can't believe this thread hasn't died yet. :shock:
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Re: Mint without the Linux?

Postby hagraet on Fri May 09, 2008 1:51 pm

Hello, it is a quite "commercial" thinking, but why not im this times. It is true, most people do not care much, what is working "under the carpet". It is the question, what sort ot costumer is adressed to.

"LinuxMint 4 is really one of the most comfortable OS, whith an excellent designed desktop, I have seen up to now. Maybe ... exept the MacOS, but it is really not far away from that. :D

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Re: Mint without the Linux?

Postby Husse on Fri May 09, 2008 4:47 pm

I'm beginning to feel I should lock thread so people can do something better than post here - please note how nice that kicks back at me :mrgreen:
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Re: Mint without the Linux?

Postby MagnusB on Fri May 09, 2008 5:51 pm

*wathces Husse's foot go in circle*
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Re: Mint without the Linux?

Postby Wolfen69 on Fri May 09, 2008 10:00 pm

clem wrote:There are pros and cons on both sides of the debate. Mint is a lot of thing, Linux Mint uniquely identifies our project. I also disagree with the statement that "Linux" is scary, IMHO it sounds good to people who know about it and raises curiosity to others. As for Windows, ok it's not DOS Windows, but "Microsoft" Windows... so how about that for a scary part?! :)

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the words "microsoft windows" do indeed scare the hell out of me. as far as the word linux scaring anyone else, im not so sure. as clem said, i think it raises curiosity from alot of people. especially people who have never heard of it. i think the only people who would be afraid are diehard windows users who are somewhat computer savvy and already have some pre-concieved notions of linux. every time i mention linux to one of my customers, they are like, "what's that?" after i explain, they are definitely not afraid. most of them want it, and i have done more than a few installs of linux for them.
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Re: Mint without the Linux?

Postby Genefreak on Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:16 am

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Re: Mint without the Linux?

Postby thermodynamics4 on Sat Dec 10, 2011 3:06 am

The quote: Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over and each time expecting a different result.
I was thinking about it, is from Osho, then I realized You have a Picture of Osho, hihihi. Very nice!
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