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by M-Saunders on Mon 3rd Oct 2011 09:47 UTC 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 zima on Fri 7th Oct 2011 01:27 in reply to "RE[4]: And..."
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Debian was named partly like that, apparently also after Debra Lynn ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian_Murdock ); in this case, it clearly worked in regards to slight "immortalizing" and such (I'm mentioning her after all)

Didn't seem work very well when it comes to long term relationship, but if you're after getting laid... ;) ;)

And damn, with my local world for "kernel" it could be ...awkward. It is essentially the same word as the one used for "testicle" (also other meanings, "nucleus" or "core" for example, but still)

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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 zima on Fri 7th Oct 2011 00:47 in reply to "RE[4]: And..."
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Even more, our names are most of the time utterly random; not that big of a deal, generally (unless one changes it to some preferable and/or peculiar one)

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