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Author Topic: VL Tagline: Choice of a...? (Have your say!)  (Read 21957 times)
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« on: April 22, 2007, 10:37:50 pm »

The tagline "Choice of the Linux generation" seems too close to "choice of the GNU generation" and, sad to say, not as witty. How about "the choice is yours" or a terrible maths / physics pun like "We have magnitude and direction" ?

I think the tagline should be a good discussion..........how about "choice of a free generation"?
I'm open to suggestions as I'm not real pleased with that myself but something fresh would be welcome throw in your ideas........................ Grin

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« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2007, 11:26:07 pm »

I think the tagline should be a good discussion..........how about "choice of a free generation"?
I'm open to suggestions as I'm not real pleased with that myself but something fresh would be welcome throw in your ideas........................ Grin

vec

Well, "choice of a free generation" would pose essentially the same problem. "We have magnitude and direction" is the only thing witty I can think of right now, so I'll let others have a go at this now.

Using linear algebra and geometry would be interesting for future artwork, though. I draw like a troglodyte, so I can't really help here, unless it involves typesetting the maths or something similar.
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« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2007, 04:38:32 pm »

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Rocking your socks since 1996

Not sure about the year (?), and it's a little silly, but it's also:

1) Fun
2) Denotes speed/excitement
3) Pun-filled in terms of the sox media player

Keep sharing! Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2007, 04:51:51 pm »

It's fast on old hardware, I can only guess it flys on the newer stuff.

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« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2007, 05:15:06 pm »

VECTORLINUX:
Rocking your socks since 1996

Not sure about the year (?), and it's a little silly, but it's also:

It's not necessary to have the real year. Just use a figure that looks good and respectable, like '872 C.E.'

Edit: Nobody noticed the reference to King Harald 'Fairhair' I    Cry

Edited by LLL: Tried to click "quote" - hit Modify and didn't notice until it was too late. Tried to resurrect Hanu's original post. Apologies!
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« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2007, 07:36:32 pm »

I like the math pun idea. I don't think I can top "We Have Magnitude and Direction" slogan." It's the simplest possible pun on "vector" and a deceptively accurate description of the distribution. Nonetheless, I'm pretty shameless when it comes to math puns, so I'll throw a few ideas out there.  (As far as I'm concerned they're not especially good, but hopefully I'll inspire somebody else).

Vector Linux: Spanning all of your computing needs.
Vector Linux: Maximal. Independent. The Basis for Computing.

While we're at it, we could rename the forums "The Vector Spaces."
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« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2007, 07:49:00 pm »

I like the math pun idea. I don't think I can top "We Have Magnitude and Direction" slogan." It's the simplest possible pun on "vector" and a deceptively accurate description of the distribution. Nonetheless, I'm pretty shameless when it comes to math puns, so I'll throw a few ideas out there.  (As far as I'm concerned they're not especially good, but hopefully I'll inspire somebody else).

Vector Linux: Spanning all of your computing needs.
Vector Linux: Maximal. Independent. The Basis for Computing.

While we're at it, we could rename the forums "The Vector Spaces."

Ha ha, det är mycket god...
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« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2007, 08:51:47 pm »

I like the math pun idea. I don't think I can top "We Have Magnitude and Direction" slogan." It's the simplest possible pun on "vector" and a deceptively accurate description of the distribution.

But how many people do you think would get it? I certainly didn't (don't). I don't think our distro wants to appeal just to math aficionados. To non-mathies, "We Have Magnitude and Direction" just seems odd.

I'd say forget the math puns.
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« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2007, 08:59:00 pm »

I think 'magnitude and direction' could be understood by someone without linear algebra or physics experience. (Personally, I was just terrible in physics.) It wouldn't be funny, but it would still leave an impression.

The only other connotation I can think of for the word 'vector' is a disease-carrying parasite, but even that can be spun to advantage: "Vector: An infectiously fun Linux experience!"
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« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2007, 09:31:40 pm »

to expand on "...hold tight" maybe "Fasten your seatbelts for departure.........." which i think sums it up.................... Grin
but keep em coming
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« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2007, 09:53:29 pm »

At this rate, we'll end with a surplus... Shocked
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« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2007, 07:17:38 am »

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Seat belt's recommended.

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« Reply #12 on: April 24, 2007, 08:07:31 am »

"Fasten your seatbelts" sounds pretty good.

I'm not sure where I saw this other one though, but I think it was on a screenshot in the old forum (JohnB316 maybe?):

"Power up the warp drives!"
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« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2007, 08:21:03 am »

Better yet, "Seatbelts Required!"
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« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2007, 09:32:09 am »

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