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Re: New Slogan?

Postby Troken » Tue Mar 09, 2010 5:06 pm

Im a fairly new Mint user and I've never been convinced by the slogan - its pretty good but not great. IMHO to much focus on freedom. I belive that most ordinary computer users want a OS that simply works, is visually appealing and is free (that is, free as in cheap, not as in open source-free). Not if they use proprietary software or not. Maybe this is another issue, but its surely an issue that affects the slogan.

So what do we want to say with the slogan? What message do we want to give? If we want to focus on freedom and elegance, then we could keep the current slogan.

But in the end I agree on some earlier replies: does Linux Mint really need a slogan? I think it would be mature, bold and elegant to perhaps remove it completely.

Just some spontaneous thoughts.

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Re: New Slogan?

Postby tower » Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:06 pm

In the UK there is a sweet (candy) called Polo it's slogan is "The mint with a hole " That sounds like a Mint CD to me
Is it the same candy known in the USA as a Lifesaver?

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Re: New Slogan?

Postby garda » Mon Mar 15, 2010 8:31 am

tower wrote:In the UK there is a sweet (candy) called Polo it's slogan is "The mint with a hole " That sounds like a Mint CD to me
Is it the same candy known in the USA as a Lifesaver?

I don't think so.

As far as I know, Polo is Nestle's product and trademark, Lifesaver is Kraft's.
But it seems like Polo's slogan is applicable to Mint. :mrgreen:

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Re: New Slogan?

Postby Superewza » Thu Mar 18, 2010 3:05 pm

Although there might be legal issues involved in stealing another companies slogan ;)

Still, as i said before the slogan is fine for what Mint is, a distro based and improving on Ubuntu (which might be hard with 10.04). But if we ever want to branch off and become a completely separate distro then it certainly needs changing.

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Re: New Slogan?

Postby Brad » Sun Apr 25, 2010 2:31 pm

Here are some of my ideas for slogans:

1) Linux Mint- Think Elegance,Think Freedom,Think Mint
2) Linux Mint- Greener,Better,Sexier,Easier,Mintier
3) Linux Mint- Choose Elegance,Choose Freedom,Choose Mint
4) Linux Mint- Linux..But Greener
5) Linux Mint- The Minty Side Of Linux
6) Linux Mint- Superiority Is Green

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Re: New Slogan?

Postby e-no » Sat May 29, 2010 4:45 pm

I love this "from freedom came elegance" slogan.
Pls make it real, far away your based on. You will become exactly elegance.

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Re: New Slogan?

Postby cra1g321 » Mon May 31, 2010 1:12 pm

i think it should be "From the Best, came something Better" though it dont make sense :lol: basically means from ubuntu came linux mint :D
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Re: New Slogan?

Postby Béla » Sun Jun 06, 2010 3:53 pm

saquerocl 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:


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.

These four words describe this distro as much as a short slogan can so it shouldn't be changed.

(Hungarian: elegáns)

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Re: New Slogan?

Postby mehmet7 » Sun Jun 06, 2010 9:51 pm

What about this one:

MINT-Just green, just good.

Or too commercial?

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