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Re: Name for new port WAS: new port

On Tue, Aug 21, 2001 at 04:22:56PM +0200, Geert Stappers wrote:
> At 13:44 +0200 8/21/01, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> >On Tue, 21 Aug 2001, Wichert Akkerman wrote:
> >
> >> Previously A Mennucc1 wrote:
> >> > the proposed name is  'Debian GNU/win'
> >>
> >> At the very least that should be win32.

While not intended to be a microsoft bash, I *really* dislike the overly
positive connotations of the word "win" being used to apply to the

I propose we use the full name ... Windows, MSwindows or similar.  (I
shan't suggest we use my preferred abbreviation (which happens to only
have four letters in it, though))

As for the '32' or now, I'd be happy to argue against it (after all,
doesn't it strike anyone else odd how i386 has stuck even though the 386
itself is now obsolete?)



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