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Idea: Unify the Ubuntu Name

Aug 06, 2007, 23:15 (6 Talkback[s])
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"Everyone agrees that Ubuntu is making huge progress towards mainstream adoption. But what do we mean when we say 'Ubuntu'? Don't we really mean *buntu, a collection of all Ubuntu versions? How do we explain this to the mainstream user? Will the names 'Kubuntu,' 'Edubuntu' and 'Xubuntu' make sense to a newcomer? Are they self-explanatory?

"I think we can all agree that these names are not easily understood by people outside of the Linux arena..."

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