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PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2006 11:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pilla wrote:
Maybe a penguin eating rice from a bowl? :D


hmmmm, I like it!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 3:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOL... then using a Chopstick.... instead of spoon...
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 5:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

stay the hell away from larry.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rice eating Penguin? This is not red-flag linux were talking about here, it's Gentoo. I think we deserve better.

And we are trying to stay away from Larry, that's why were coming up with suggestions to get rid of him, so we don't have to be around him. :P

Cows (transexual or not) are slow, and smell. Gentoo linux is neither. We have a crappy mascott.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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enderandrew wrote:
Instead of aruging why the mascot doesn't work, why doesn't suggest a mascot that better represents what Gentoo stands for?

Personally, if we want to stick with something cute (along the lines of a cow and/or penguin) I'd suggest a ferret. Ferrets are amazing cute, and pretty damned cool.

If you want something that would command more respect, I nominate a lion mascot.

Thoughts, suggestions?


What do people think of these suggestions?



sux...


I like larry, the transexual cow.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I like larry, the transexual cow.


Im sure you do Dr. Frank-N-Furter 8O

Look, I like the Rocky Horror Picture Show as much as the next guy but not in, on or around my Linux box.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

J3N7iL wrote:
xef wrote:
I like larry, the transexual cow.


Im sure you do Dr. Frank-N-Furter 8O

Look, I like the Rocky Horror Picture Show as much as the next guy but not in, on or around my Linux box.


Why not? It's fun and silly and makes me giggle when I think about it. Look, Gentoo is different from other distros so we shuld have a "Different" mascot. Besides, there are enough devs that love Larry that he will NEVER be dropped as our mascot.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LARRY FER KING
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 12:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gentoo has a rep for only being popular with ricers and script-kiddies.

I think the mascot doesn't do much to improve the image of Gentoo users.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 12:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

enderandrew wrote:
Gentoo has a rep for only being popular with ricers and script-kiddies.

I think the mascot doesn't do much to improve the image of Gentoo users.

But I fail to see how 'transsexual Larry' would contribute to that ricer image and otoh having a kewl mascot wouldn't change that image either. :P
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 2:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

enderandrew wrote:
Gentoo has a rep for only being popular with ricers and script-kiddies.

I think the mascot doesn't do much to improve the image of Gentoo users.


And we care what other people think of us because....?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 3:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm gonna install BSD because the daemon thing is much more l33t!!!!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 7:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

curtis119 wrote:
enderandrew wrote:
Gentoo has a rep for only being popular with ricers and script-kiddies.

I think the mascot doesn't do much to improve the image of Gentoo users.


And we care what other people think of us because....?


A distro that has a large community receives better support and grows stronger because of it. The larger the base, the stronger the likelihood that people give back.

Any volunteer project benefits from a large community.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 8:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i like his tits... :oops:
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brazzmonkey wrote:
i like his tits... :oops:


DING_DING! We have a winner folks!


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

enderandrew wrote:
curtis119 wrote:
enderandrew wrote:
Gentoo has a rep for only being popular with ricers and script-kiddies.

I think the mascot doesn't do much to improve the image of Gentoo users.


And we care what other people think of us because....?


A distro that has a large community receives better support and grows stronger because of it. The larger the base, the stronger the likelihood that people give back.

Any volunteer project benefits from a large community.


We have the best - let me repeat that - we have the BEST community support forum of any other distribution. Hands down. We even get windows people coming here and asking tech support questions. I don't think Larry the Transexual Cow has been a problem for us. After all, you don't like him but you're still here aren't you?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the cow and the purple theme suck but the forums are great and you can generally find an answer or at least confirmation that you aren't the only poor bastard with a specific problem so I guess they can stay.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Though I've already registered my dislike of Larry, I will say that he doesn't show up very often. If he's the Gentoo mascot, he's a pretty shy one. The metallic "G" -- which makes me think of Pacman, which makes me think of script-kiddies for sure, but that's the subject of another rant -- is really the only distro trademark that I run across very often.

So, as long as Larry agrees to remain in the pasture, I say let him live.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

larry's the mascot, not the logo...
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe we should give Larry bigger horns and a large piercing in his nose...

I've seen it with other cows... it looks cool 8)
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

rafo wrote:
After browsing around a little I found
Code:

redhat.com     hat
suse.com       letter "N"
dell.com       tilted "E"
gnu.org        gnu
mozilla.org    dinosaur
mysql.org      dolphin
debian.org     spiral
netbsd.org     flag
mandriva.com   star
tux.org        tux
tucows.com     cow
gentoo.org     styled "g"

... cut ...
There is no logo for apache.org, java.sun.com, apple.com, microsoft.com, netscape.com.

And what about the publishing domain? Penguin.com - no logo!

Yes, there are logos:
Code:

apache.org       feather
java.sun.com     coffee cup
apple.com        a biten apple
microsoft.com    word "Microsoft" in bold italics
netscape.com     letter "N"
penguin.com      penguin (?) in an orange oval

These symbols ARE logos of their respective owners.
(RTFWP - read the fine web page(s)?)


But Larry should stay!
I remember him with 2004.x LiveCDs, but in 2005.* he disappeared. :( Too bad.
If there's no cow on the LiveCD, then this mascot is sooo hidden that it could be dead as well.

I'd say "metal-G" for [official] Gentoo logo.
And for Larry - keep it but make his presence more visible. If not, drop it. (sorry, Larry!)
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Larry RULES!!!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't like Larry at all. The distro is named after a penguin, so it makes perfect sense that the mascot should be a penguin too.

And what's the UFO there for? That should be removed even sooner than the cow.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark_alec wrote:
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I like Larry the Cow, our sexually confused mascot. :D


Seconded! Larry rules.

His drawing and simple story is refreshing, I really laugh when I see him.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Larry is awesome. I say we need more Larry!
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