“FreeBSD 6.1-RC2 is available for download. This is the last RC before the release. Please test it to make sure that there have been no regressions since the last RC, and to make sure that it there are no new problems with installation. Other than a few cosmetic tweaks, there will be no more changes.”
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2006-05-04 4:42 amZoidberg
Personally I don’t like it at all. Even if I wasn’t sick and tired of all the glass stuff that logo just looks amateurish.
Edited 2006-05-04 04:43
2006-05-04 9:02 amTheRealHDC
Actually, it looks too much like the Whiskas logo to be any good for an OS
2006-05-04 2:43 pmpaul.michael.bauer
Meh. The FreeBSD people don’t seem to excited about the logo either. You can’t find an image or reference of it on the home page, and it’s been (what?) 8 months since the logo contest ended?
Well, I do like the logo. It is more mature than the former cartoonish devil.
Although I do like de cartoon devil too, but is not a good logo for enterprise/business “serious” way of thinking…
A too childish logo could refrain the expansion of BSD, in some sectors or markets. It is also not good to have a too childish logo for an OS that is paradigm of solidity and reliability. Companies know that, therefore the huge amount of resources allocated to logos, images etc..
The Logo is the 1st marketing step of a product…
I think this logo is a good step in the image of FreBSD. There is also some very nice walllpapers with the logo.
Other BSD distros should also take a good example on that and try to change their logos and images, that are in general very poor.
Look for instance OpenBSD, that make a god marketing action with the “free songs” they have for their releases; but they have a logo that is extremely unattractive… Maybe they should (or all BSD should) try “open compettions” on Logos for their OSs…
A better promotion and marketing strategies for all BSDs would be desirable!
Edited 2006-05-04 08:39
2006-05-04 8:52 amfepede
The Logo is the 1st marketing step of a product…
This is in contrast with the success GNU/Linux is having with both their tremendous logos 😉
2006-05-04 10:26 amAngel--Fr@gzill@
“This is in contrast with the success GNU/Linux is having with both their tremendous logos ;-)”
but, anyway, you are only half right.
Some Linux Distros have very simple, but nice and attractives Logos, names, letter designs, images… Look for instance SuSe (Short, nice, cool, attractive), debian (short, sober, elegant), Xandros (Nice , elegant, modern), Gentoo (cool, nice, modern) etc.
In other distros are just ok (Red Hat, good in it’s time, now just average design, but comunicative).
And in many cases logos are pituful (I will not name them… too long )
Anyway, Linux has been growing in many cases thanks to “mouth to mouth”, followers etc. A Good Logo was not so important then.
Nowadays, it become much more apparent for BSDs and Linuxes to have good marketing, and good logos and presentation…
Edited 2006-05-04 10:31
2006-05-04 11:20 amcelt
I could give a rip about the logo. Killer release though.
2006-05-04 9:34 amTechniCookie
FYI: Beastie was not the logo of FreeBSD, it was the mascot and still is.
Also, NetBSD modernised their logo before FreeBSD (both through open competitions BTW). It looks quite profesional if you ask me. I’m not sure OpenBSD has a logo but the mascot blowfish and the art work is really nice IMHO.
Edited 2006-05-04 09:45
2006-05-04 3:58 pmtwenex
Childish? Cartoony? Sorry, but if enterprises can’t see that having a distinctive, humorous logo isn’t necessarily an indication of a bad product, maybe THEY are the ones who need to grow up.
As for the religious fundamentalists who object to the daemon, least said, fewest suicide-bombed. And they need a better dictionary.
By they are behind in the release dates, according to what I read in Distrowatch. So I think the guys of BSD are “polishing” the 6.1 version…
I do not mind to wait longer for a better product, only that I am already dying for installing the definitive 6.1 in some machine…
I am becoming very “BSD” lately. I want to see if the have improved in speed, since it got a bit slower in the 6.0 version…
“A better promotion and marketing strategies for all BSDs would be desirable!”
Only if you have as a goal to increase market share.
“Look for instance OpenBSD, that make a god marketing action with the “free songs” they have for their releases; but they have a logo that is extremely unattractive”
OpenBSD dont have a logo, they have a mascot. The two are not the same.
Why are you *again* whining about the logo? Please stay ontopic or just shut up.
what about the release? Anyone tried it? Anyone has something to say about it? Beside whinning about the logo?
Yeah, my desktop already runs 6.1-RC2 with GNOME 2.14 from ports. Very nice.
My topic pertained to security of bsd.
Keep deleting and you end up like slashdot crap.
2006-05-05 1:45 pmBeryllium
What’s been deleted? Moderation is not deletion.
Would an operating system written in 100% java be just as or more secure than a BSD OS ? Wouldn’t memory & bounds checking hacks be neutralized ?
Just wondering what the opinion of the experts are.
I don’t hate the new logo, it just isn’t as good as the OS it represents, IMHO. It’s more like an icon than a logo. I just hope they plan to change it in a year or two… preferably one that looks as good even without the glass and shading effects.