Superstitious users and the FreeBSD logo
tal at whatexit.org
Wed Nov 30 10:45:58 UTC 2011
This is yet another reason why it was brilliant for Linux to have a
Penguin as their logo. Up until then all Unix imagery was
counter-productive to wide adoption: It was mostly wizards (a reminder
that Unix is difficult to use and only understood by few) or devils
(which is just plain confusing to the 99.99% of the planet that hasn't
taken Operating Systems 101 in college).
This is not a new thing. This story is probably older than a lot of
people on this mailing list:
(and I heard Laura tell the story once in person)
P.S. Speaking of being old.... next week is the 25th Usenix LISA
conference. Who's coming to Boston? Will there be a BSD BoF?
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