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Re: names good for marketing

On Tue, 2004-12-28 at 23:45 +0100, Mauro Darida wrote:
> On Mon, 27 Dec 2004 at 18:12:18 +0000, Sam Watkins wrote:
> > > > The folks there should change the name: I would never use a thing named
> > > > _ubuntu_. Btw, Hurd is a name as horrible as ubuntu.
> > > 
> > > Yeah, I've gotta admit, I'm a bit turned off by the name, "Ubuntu." 
> > 
> > I think Ubuntu is a great name.  Meaningful!
> >
> I did not say that is meaningless.
> > Perhaps the poster would be turned off by any non-english or
> > non-european name.
> > 
> Hurd is an english name. Actually the problem you describe is quite
> serious: you cannot imagine how much effort is
> put by companies in finding names which are good for different languages
> and cultures.

Like Athlon, Opteron & Sempron?  Now *those* are *stupid* names.
Doesn't stop me from using them, though.

$ grep 'model name' /proc/cpuinfo
model name      : AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2200+

>  I think that ubuntu is probably a good name if you want to
> sell in africa but certainly not a good choice if you want to sell in
> the western world. Do not underestimate the power of emotions.

Ron Johnson, Jr.
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