FreeBSD's Visual Identity: Outdated?
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Mon Dec 27 18:46:04 PST 2004
Frank Pawlak wrote:
> This is one of several issues that have been brought up on an almost
> periodic basis for the past several years. There have been several
> attempts by various folks, including a rather ambitious one by this
> author, and all have died because of severe lack of interest. It has
> been a few years since I have posted to this news group but my advise
> to you is to give it up. You will only meet with much frustration,
> apathy, and something along the lines of " if you don't like it fix it
I say we keep on rehashing this everyday until someone does it just to
shut us up. ;-) Has there ever been an attempt at forming a group so us
like minded people "can" fix it ourselfs?
> I consider this very unfortunate, because has some commercial
> properties that could well be more attractive than other OS'S. The
> development team just is not interested in this issue. I have fought
> many a battle in years past over marketing issues with members of the
> core team and others. OK, everyone lets see you flame throwers.....
> Wes Petters, Jordan Hubbard, are you out there....;-)
> At 06:57 PM 12/27/2004, Roger 'Rocky' Vetterberg wrote:
>> Simon Burke wrote:
>>>> 2. If it wasn't for the interesting content and structure of the
>>>> website, it would be among the less beautiful. Yes, it serves its
>>>> purpose well by being simple and straight to the point. But a
>>>> could offer just the same -- simplicity and accuracy -- without
>>> Aesthetics are not everything, the web site does what its supposed to
>>> do. Also i actually like how it looks.
>>> A lot of people have strong feelings about all these all singing all
>>> dancing webistes. There is just no need. Keep it simple and easy to
>>> navigate around thats all thats really important. If the aesthetics
>>> really matter more than function to such people who use BSD then they
>>> would probably be not using BSD but either windows or linux, where you
>>> have a nice pretty GUI to look at all the nice pretty sites.
>> This is where I think a lot of people simply does not understand the
>> Im a FreeBSD user. I like FreeBSD because it does not have all the
>> flashy installers and pretty GUI's that many linux distros seems to
>> have today. But still, Ive been screaming for years for someone to
>> improve the website. Why?
>> Anyone that has stood in front of a boardroom full of CEO's or
>> similar and tried to promote the use of FreeBSD in a big organisation
>> knows why. They might like all the facts about the os, the rock-solid
>> stability, the lightning-fast performance and its solid reputation as
>> a server os, but one look at the website and they will run screaming
>> towards the nearest linux advocate instead.
>> We, the users, might not care about our image, but if we want to be
>> taken seriously by the rest of the world we better do something about
>>>> 4. There should be some kind of FreeBSD business card and letterhead
>>>> available to all that support this project.
>>> I have to ask why? why would people need such things? that i just dont
>> Clearly, you have not tried to "sell" FreeBSD to a big corporation.
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