[Ubuntu-l10n-eng] setup/set-up, plugin/plug-in and login/log-in

Sridhar Dhanapalan sridhar at dhanapalan.com
Tue Aug 29 02:10:27 BST 2006


On Tuesday 29 August 2006 04:41, Toby Smithe <toby.smithe at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 2006-08-28 at 19:39 +0100, Paul Huxley wrote:
> > That's what I was thinking... my immediate reaction was to say that in
> > most cases I would talk about logging on rather than in...
>
> This is weird. I hadn't thought of that, and now I think that I would
> also say "I've gotta log on to the computer".

I believe that this is a Microsoft influence. While the term "logon" has 
existed for decades, Microsoft has been popularising it in their line of 
software.

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