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    Re: Saucy Salamander

    Oh come on!!! What's with these names??? What would be wrong with a regular, easy-to-remember, perhaps even one-word, name?

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    Re: Saucy Salamander

    Quote Originally Posted by ARooster View Post
    Oh come on!!! What's with these names??? What would be wrong with a regular, easy-to-remember, perhaps even one-word, name?
    You can call it 13.10 if you like.

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    Re: Saucy Salamander

    You can call me Ray, or you can call me Jay, or you can call me Johnny or you can call me Sonny, or you can call me RayJay, or you can call me RJ… but ya doesn’t hafta call me Saucy Salamander!
    This post is like Brigadoon!

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    Re: Saucy Salamander

    Quote Originally Posted by ARooster View Post
    Oh come on!!! What's with these names??? What would be wrong with a regular, easy-to-remember, perhaps even one-word, name?
    Agree, it's actually a stupid idea. Referring to the same release by a name and a number serves no purpose and it makes searching for information difficult.
    Bringing old hardware back to life. About problems due to upgrading.
    Please visit Quick Links -> Unanswered Posts
    Don't use this space for a list of your hardware. It only creates false hits in the search engines.

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    Re: Saucy Salamander

    Quote Originally Posted by howefield View Post
    You can call it 13.10 if you like.
    Hehehe, gee, thanks! Well, I've been calling them by version number since Karmic Koala. I do think the naming is a part of the problem with lack of popularity. I have been running Ubuntu as my main OS (with the help of VirtualBox for the tasks you just can't avoid the proprietary OS for and the occasional boot into same proprietary OS when all the hardware needs to be managed by said OS) for years now and I must say I am quite happy with the performance. It is great on the user-friendliness front, it's stable, it has more and more software running on it,... but it still has the "It's a Linux distro, that's for geeks only!" vibe to it. This is, IMO, only reinforced by the silly naming.

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    Re: Saucy Salamander

    Quote Originally Posted by mrgs View Post
    Referring to the same release by a name and a number serves no purpose...
    Which is why that isn't the case, it is Saucy Salamander only whilst it is being developed.

    I'd think that those who are interested in the development release, ie, those who use, test, report bugs ect, ect would probably cope with whatever the development release is called.

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    Re: Saucy Salamander

    I know, but the animal names tend to stick after release.

    A golden rule within marketing is to establish one strong identity of a brand. People (meaning an ordinary non-technical end user) should not wonder "what's the difference between 13.04 and Raring".
    Bringing old hardware back to life. About problems due to upgrading.
    Please visit Quick Links -> Unanswered Posts
    Don't use this space for a list of your hardware. It only creates false hits in the search engines.

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    Re: Saucy Salamander

    Exactly! 13.10 doesn't go very far as far as brand name. You can very well just go the whole way and just call it 00001101 00001010

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    Re: Saucy Salamander

    If it means that much - create a bug report.

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    Re: Saucy Salamander

    Quote Originally Posted by Elfy View Post
    If it means that much - create a bug report.
    I thought salamanders ate bugs...

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