Re: censorship paranoia

Perry Harrington (
Mon, 27 Jul 1998 17:39:08 -0700 (PDT)

> I dont want to put words in his mouth, but I think the point he was trying
> to make is that it will be tough to get people to accept linux as an OS
> they would want to use for enterprise applications if the first thing they
> see is a drunk penguin. I know a few pointy-haired managers who wouldnt
> like that, and it would be more work to explain why the hell that beer is
> there and why linux should be taken seriously. I think its cool, and
> personally if i had a choice i would chose that as *MY* bootlogo. I
> wouldnt put it on a machine i used at work though. Something people
> already suggested and I agree with is having a milder boot logo, with
> options for whatever you want in the kernel config.
> Sure, its pathetic that the world has turned so Politically Correct that
> everyone is trying to not step on anyone's toes, but i think its a small
> point and one i tend to agree with.

And while we're at it, wht don't we change some of the kernel strings, someone
might get offended by the "aiee" string, perhaps it's derogratory in some culture.
Ahh hell, lets just make kernel panics turn the screen background blue and omit
any useful information...It works for other internationalized OSes!

I aggree that being able to choose a logo in the config would be nice. I also
happen to know that I haven't even gotten to see the stinking logo because my
card won't f*cking do it, and loadlin b*ches about not having enuff memory when
I load univbe. Oh hell, you have to supply the "vga=spastic..." command line
parameter anyhow to get the darn logo.

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Perry Harrington       Linux rules all OSes.    APSoft      ()
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