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Old 08-18-2008, 11:48 PM   #91
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You may have noticed that Pat updated the logo on the web site with a version that is rendered more properly. The bad rendering of the original vector graphics was due to a Gimp bug (really!).
I also updated my version of the LILO splash screen with the new logo, get it at http://www.slackware.com/~alien/slacknew.bmp

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you mean like this one? http://imagebin.org/24547
Cool~ Can you share this wallpaper?

Will the slackware favicon be changed?
 
Old 08-19-2008, 12:25 AM   #92
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At first I really didn't like it... it seemed a bit too weird and loopy for me.

That said, the more I see it, I like it. The flippy aspect of it is neat, and it's definitely unique. Anyone make a nice wallpaper of the new logo yet? I'd love to use it, but I'm likely the least artistic person in the world, even with something like copy-pasta.
 
Old 08-19-2008, 03:33 AM   #93
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I do NOT like the new logo. Whatever happened to "keep it simple" ?

It looks more like "Slackwars" than "Slackware".

No, I do not think it is an enhancement to the image nor does it help communicate any of all the good things which Slackware is.

It looks like it was designed by someone who either does not like Slackware and wants to harm its image, or someone who doesn't know what Slackware is.
 
Old 08-19-2008, 03:59 AM   #94
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Cool~ Can you share this wallpaper?
http://imagebin.org/24563
 
Old 08-19-2008, 04:04 AM   #95
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It looks like it was designed by someone who either does not like Slackware and wants to harm its image, or someone who doesn't know what Slackware is.
But it has been approved by Pat. I think he knows what Slackware is and likes it

Very funny I think, everyone has his/her own image of Slackware and then the man himself comes along and trashes this image a little bit. Constructivism rules
 
Old 08-19-2008, 09:35 AM   #96
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I just find it very strange that the logo would change... the web site is still arkaic looking (which i like).. everything is always thought out clearly and baby steps are taken... then bam some reversable logo that looks like something off a 13 year olds gamer page... my last comment on this is wtf?
 
Old 08-19-2008, 10:06 AM   #97
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I wonder how many 13 year olds know how to spell archaic? I know of at least one Slack enthusiast that doesn't.
 
Old 08-19-2008, 12:12 PM   #98
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That's nice.

With the increased size, it's quite easy to read Slackware. Perhaps it's just the image scaling on the home page that makes the logo look the way it does.
 
Old 08-19-2008, 01:42 PM   #99
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But it has been approved by Pat. I think he knows what Slackware is and likes it

Very funny I think, everyone has his/her own image of Slackware and then the man himself comes along and trashes this image a little bit. Constructivism rules
Nice perspective... :-)
 
Old 08-19-2008, 03:08 PM   #100
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I still don't see how anyone can reconcile having a gimmicky logo for a strictly non-gimmicky distro. And does anyone believe Pat is infallible in his judgement of everything? He certainly knows how to put a good distro together, but choosing an appropriate logo? No.
 
Old 08-19-2008, 03:33 PM   #101
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the logo doesn´t matters, the s.o. yes
 
Old 08-19-2008, 03:38 PM   #102
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I think simplicity is in the eye of the beholder. For example, to a mathematician symmetry means simplicity.

Slackware's simplicity itself is subjective: it's simple in its construction, not necessarily simple to use . In fact, being an operating system, it's necessarily complicated.
 
Old 08-19-2008, 06:52 PM   #103
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you mean like this one? http://imagebin.org/24547
No, I am talking about a black and white SVG or scalable logo.
 
Old 08-20-2008, 08:31 AM   #104
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I quite like the new logo on top of the compiz cube!
http://imagebin.org/24624

This is all far too much fuss over fluff.
 
Old 08-20-2008, 10:59 AM   #105
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I personally think it's going the wrong way, I like the blue "S" circle for any branding use. An official logo which scales well from small to large would be nice (this one certainly won't work much smaller than it is), *buntu has their circles, suse their gecko, gentoo their... whatever it is, their logo. All of them are recognisable large, or as favicons.

Slackware's circle S logo did this, and is still the favicon for slackware.com. Apart from that though it's not used at all on the main site, and so we've got two logos used for different bits. Would it not be better to invest in one logo, that can scale well to cover all of these aspects?

Still, it's largely irrelevant except in that I agree with the people saying it will put off some new users, adding to the effect the site already had in my view (which I've written about before). It's probably a matter of taste, but I don't think any logo should get quite this sort of poor response. That said, while I'd like to see it go, I'm sure there are people for whom it would be missed if it did.

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