Kubuntu future and the name itself

Anj Tuesday anj.tuesday at gmx.net
Wed Apr 11 11:00:50 UTC 2012

Am Mittwoch, 11. April 2012, 07:53:51 schrieb Steve Cookson:
> > But do we need a new name? Kubuntu has never been a great name, it was
> > actually a joke name made up by the original Ubuntu developers for the
> > KDE side. I wonder if a new name would give us a new lease of life like
> > Calligra has. Suggestions welcome :)"
> I took a strategic decision that W2k would be my last Windows distro, in
> fact I upgraded to XP.
> And then I took on a new project and had to choose a system, I chose Kubuntu
> for two reasons:
> - It had a more modern-looking desktop
> - It met my technical requirements better than the other distros.
> I quite liked that it was part of the "Ubuntu" co-brand.  Think Georgio
> Armani, Armani Jeans, Armani Exchange. It gave Kubuntu a larger foot-print
> because of the other members of the family.  For that reason I feel the
> Kubuntu punches above its weight.
> Had I understood about the connection with Debian at the time, this would
> have given me the same feeling, but this is not intuitive from the name.
> Maybe it could have been "Debuntuk", to connect to Debian, Ubuntu and KDE in
> one word.
> But it's all a bit clunky.  What we in the Linux community don't have it the
> 'Windows' cover name to give every distro the associated values of the
> family.
> Maybe it needs a 'nix in the name.
> Debuntuknix anyone?
> Have a good day.
> Steve

K-Tux would be a little gangster, yes? :)

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