[ubuntu-uk] Free penguin with every purchase... (WAS Re: ubuntu-uk Digest, Vol 23, Issue 41)

Dean Sas dean at deansas.org
Fri Mar 23 11:36:25 GMT 2007

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Robin Menneer wrote:
> On 3/23/07, Sean Miller <sean at seanmiller.net> wrote:
>> Matthew Macdonald-Wallace wrote:
>>> Personally, I'd keep Tux and drop the GNU.  The GNU foundation are an
>>> excellent organisation and have a very important part to play in
>>> developing F/OSS software and the environment around it, however in
>>> the same way the the Six Nations is referred to as a Rugby Tournament
>>> and not a Rugby Football Tournament, I think that we should refer to
>>> Linux either by distro name or by the simple word "Linux".
> Could the penguin (no outsiders kinow what Tux is) be inserted into
> the first or middle U in Ubuntu and the whole name Ubuntu be
> underlined with the word LINUX printed small and thoroughly flattened
> so it looks like an underline.  We then have both our penny and the
> bun.  GNU  should not be paraded to the general public - it's Flanders
> & Swannish.

For whatever reason Ubuntu decided to drop the word "linux" from their
brand name in 2005 or so. The website for example used to be

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