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What would be the best name for a Gnu/Linux PowerPC notebook ?

PowerLibre
16 (40%)
PoPCorn
6 (15%)
MeOW
0 (0%)
iPPCLinux
0 (0%)
 ?-ower
4 (10%)
PowerTop
7 (17.5%)
FreePower64
0 (0%)
LibrePower64
2 (5%)
cybercube
0 (0%)
powercube
2 (5%)
PowerPhoenix
2 (5%)
OpenPPCbooK
0 (0%)
Vaquitas!
0 (0%)
PeopleBook
1 (2.5%)
AccuBook
0 (0%)
PowerNotebook
0 (0%)

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feeef

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Re: Let's vote for the name
« Reply #15 on: May 03, 2015, 09:24:58 PM »
I have a suggestion for a name my suggestion is:cybercube or powercube

I have added them to the list!

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Re: Let's vote for the name
« Reply #16 on: May 24, 2016, 02:08:14 PM »
It's been a while since we talked about the name. Personally, I like the PowerLibre name (and the logodesign too). Do you think we should re-run the poll or is PowerLibre the name we will go with?

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Re: Let's vote for the name
« Reply #17 on: May 27, 2016, 12:59:00 PM »
I would keep the naming simple and neutral (processor independent)

e. g.

osRnB A1
osRnB B1

LibreBook A1
LibreBook B1

osRnB = open-source RISC noteBook
A = PowerPC
B = MIPS
1 = first PowerPC notebook and so on

osRnB is cool I think. Because of RnB (Rhythm and Blues ;))
Drawback: osRnB isn't speakable
From a marketing POV, LibreBook is even better

This logo I like alot:



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Re: Let's vote for the name
« Reply #18 on: May 31, 2016, 09:04:13 PM »
I think PowerLibre perfectly embodies what we're trying to do.
But you had an idea for MIPS too Carlos?

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Re: Let's vote for the name
« Reply #19 on: June 01, 2016, 01:04:36 PM »
Provided that this PowerPC project is a success, why not.
I'm pretty sure, there are a lot of developers (also in embedded space) that interested in a PowerPC, MIPS, SPARC, ARM machine.
Not millions, but maybe 100 thousands?

It's very important, that we can reach all potential buyers.

I remember the days, where IBM has released IBM Visual Age for MacOS X.
After years, I contacted I few developers asking, if they are using Visual Age ... most of them had no knowledge of Visual Age for MacOS X.

Marketing and advertising is the crux of the matter.
« Last Edit: June 01, 2016, 01:10:24 PM by Carlos »

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Re: Let's vote for the name
« Reply #20 on: June 01, 2016, 03:14:05 PM »
In case of MIPS, we could always contact Loongson. If I'm not mistaken, Richard Stallman once used a laptop with a Loongson processor.

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Re: Let's vote for the name
« Reply #21 on: June 01, 2016, 04:06:00 PM »

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Re: Let's vote for the name
« Reply #22 on: June 01, 2016, 04:08:31 PM »
Not to mention the Loongson chips also have x86 emulation build in, just like the Elbrus 2K chips.

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Re: Let's vote for the name
« Reply #23 on: June 01, 2016, 04:19:19 PM »
... also have x86 emulation build in ...

Oh no!  ;D

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Re: Let's vote for the name
« Reply #24 on: April 28, 2017, 10:24:20 PM »
Has a name been decided already?

It seems the poll is still open but I do not see any particularly awesome name.

BTW powertop is a name of certain piece of software .. somewhat akin to iotop and nethogs.

PoPCorn is kind of inventive at least and features PPC in it so it somewhat relates to the project and its deliverable ;-)

m-ower does not display properly for me. I see ? in place of the first character. Is it Π-ower or π-ower or ..? Π indeed looks a lot like M if you limit yourself to Latin characters.

progressbook and openbook already exist so much like powerbook they are out of question. Although progressbook is used in relation to school so might be kind of funny to overload that term.

Names containing Libre and some English word sound like you cannot speak one language properly and have to mix two. Isn't libre French?

I don't particularly like the names with cube. I expect notebook to be flat ;-) And IIRC powercube was (unofficial?) name of a Mac computer model.

I totally support MeOW but I do not see any connection to the project.

I think something like OpenPPCbooK would be ok. It does not embed any well known existing trademark. "Open" reflects the choices of the project to consider NDA-free and accessible hardware and software where practical but including components with more restrictions to achieve reasonable performance and features where necessary. So not truly "free hardware".
« Last Edit: April 28, 2017, 10:30:40 PM by msuchanek »

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Re: Let's vote for the name
« Reply #25 on: April 30, 2017, 06:59:20 PM »
We have time at least until 10th May  :)
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Re: Let's vote for the name
« Reply #26 on: May 01, 2017, 02:12:35 AM »
I have a suggestion for a name. My suggestion is PowerPhoenix.

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Re: Let's vote for the name
« Reply #27 on: May 12, 2017, 04:17:01 PM »
added on the poll
I have a suggestion for a name. My suggestion is PowerPhoenix.
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Re: Let's vote for the name
« Reply #28 on: May 12, 2017, 04:29:26 PM »
So do you want we add to the poll OpenPPCbooK ?


I think something like OpenPPCbooK would be ok. It does not embed any well known existing trademark. "Open" reflects the choices of the project to consider NDA-free and accessible hardware and software where practical but including components with more restrictions to achieve reasonable performance and features where necessary. So not truly "free hardware".
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Re: Let's vote for the name
« Reply #29 on: May 14, 2017, 12:11:55 PM »
We still have time to vote...
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