Re: The Masses Have Spoken on the Boot Logo Topic :)

C. Scott Ananian (
Sat, 16 May 1998 00:56:41 -0400 (EDT)

On Fri, 15 May 1998 Phil <> wrote:

> That's a total of 63% (+/-1%) that are FOR a boot logo. The majority want
> it by default, but it's a narrow margin. Only 9% don't want it, and 27%
> don't care either way.
> Now, IIRC, Linux is an OS by the masses, for the masses.

Who said that?

> I think the masses have spoken. ;)

I don't think there's been any real argument on this point: an optional
boot logo. But no one's gotten off their duff and written the @#$@ thing
yet. Let's stop the thread and code, people. I outlined in a previous
message four different ways/steps towards this goal (lilo patch, init
patch, kernel patch to add log levels/format messages, and *maybe* a patch
to printk to replace boot messages with periods). All opinions as to The
Right Way aside, I'd like to see someone code all four of these, and let
'The Masses' decide.
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