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Why Changing the Name of the Ubuntu Distros is a Bad Idea

Jan 27, 2008, 01:00 (9 Talkback[s])

"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..."

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