Why Changing the Name of the Ubuntu Distros is a Bad Idea
Jan 27, 2008, 01:00 (9 Talkback[s])
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"Recently there have been several posts on different blogs about
changing the name of Ubuntu and its derivatives Kubuntu, Xubuntu
and Edubuntu to things like Ubuntu GNOME Edition, Ubuntu KDE
Edition, Ubuntu XFCE Edition and Ubuntu Educational Edition. I
think the idea is absurd along with the proposed name. Somebody
even went so far as to suggest Ubuntu G, Ubuntu K, Ubuntu X and
Ubuntu E. That idea is even more absurd, it is just changing the
edition identifying letter (K and X) to the end.
"This idea is like suggesting that Mepis and Parsix change names
to become Mepix KDE Edition and Mepix GNOME Edition. While that is
just an example (and a pretty bad one at that) it also illustrates
the absurdity of the idea..."