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by Kebabbert on Mon 3rd Oct 2011 07:59 UTC in reply to "RE: And..."
Kebabbert
Member since:
2007-07-27

I think MikeOS also has the coolest name for an OS.
It's all about branding anyway.

Well, Linus Torvalds started the trend of name one's creation after himself, so Mike did the same thing.

Stallman said "I am not the one who names my creation as Stallmanix" - critizing Linus.

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by cyrilleberger on Mon 3rd Oct 2011 08:52 in reply to "RE[2]: And..."
cyrilleberger Member since:
2006-02-01

Except that Linus did not choose linux as the project name, but it was one of his friend:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Linux#The_name

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by Kebabbert on Wed 5th Oct 2011 07:37 in reply to "RE[3]: And..."
Kebabbert Member since:
2007-07-27

Except that Linus did not choose linux as the project name, but it was one of his friend:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Linux#The_name

Do you really believe that story?

If I had created something, then it is my creation, and I name it. Not someone else. As we have seen, Linus bosses around with people and he is in charge, insulting people if he dont like what they do, scaring off developers. Do you really believe that such a person with such an ego would let someone else name his creation - or is it more plausible that he named his creation after himself? What is more probable?
1) Person with huge ego names it after himself
2) Person with huge ego let other persons decide over his creation.

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by M-Saunders on Mon 3rd Oct 2011 09:47 in reply to "RE[2]: And..."
M-Saunders Member since:
2007-09-17

I think Stallman once named a kernel after some lass he fancied though -- Alix or something.

Anyway, looking back I should've changed the name at version 1.0, before other people started getting involved. It does sound horribly egotistical now. Sorry everyone :-)

M

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by Laurence on Mon 3rd Oct 2011 12:36 in reply to "RE[3]: And..."
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

That's an awesome idea.

I'm dating a girl called Alison, I'm sure she'll be impressed if I named a kernel after her.

I just need to explain what a kernel is first....and operating system too. But once I've given her a brief course in computing, I'm sure I'll get laid ;)

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by fran on Mon 3rd Oct 2011 14:17 in reply to "RE[3]: And..."
fran Member since:
2010-08-06

I don't see anything egotistical by using your name.
It's just name. Why not be yours the creator of it.

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by fran on Mon 3rd Oct 2011 14:22 in reply to "RE[2]: And..."
fran Member since:
2010-08-06

Saint IGNUcious probably said that in jest I hope.

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