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Re: Bug#133578: gdm bug #133578. Intend to NMU.

On Mon, Apr 26, 2004 at 08:46:54PM -0400, Joey Hess wrote:

> Colin Watson wrote:
> > Oh, yes please. Where did that phrase come from, anyway? As far as I
> > know it was made up by somebody designing the web site at some point ...
> I'm with you, I'd be very happy to see that removed.
> Debian is not a universal operating system. I cannot run it on a cel
> phone, I cannot run it on the ancillary processors integrated into my
> computer (some of which may need non-free firmware, but that's another
> thread), I cannot even run it on many PDAs. It doesn't run on life
> support equipment, it doesn't control aircraft, it doesn't run on 8 bit
> processors in my watch or alarm clock. I would like to be able to
> run it on some of those things, but this seems unlikely to happen soon,
> and if it does happen, will have more to do with changes to hardware
> than to Debian. It's also never been in use on any other planets; at
> least Wind River's stuff can claim that; we've never been more than a
> few hundred miles up.

Agreed; this isn't the first time there has been a discussion like this
about that phrase.  What needs to be done in order to have it removed?
Does someone need to come up with a replacement slogan?

 - mdz

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