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

Pete Ryland pdr at pdr.cx
Sun Mar 25 06:41:05 BST 2007


On 23/03/07, Dean Sas <dean at deansas.org> wrote:
> 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
> "ubuntulinux.com".

The reason for calling it Ubuntu over Ubuntu Linux was mainly for
avoiding the whole Linux - GNU/Linux argument.  It was also for
simplicity and marketing reasons.  The domain name of ubuntulinux.com
was considered a mistake and corrected promptly.  Interestingly,
no-name-yet.com (the domain used for early development) still
redirects to ubuntu.com!

Pete



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