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1 • Banners (by John Gabriel at 2003-07-28 14:50:19 GMT) |
Banners 1 & 2 are quite nice, but I think 3 is the best because it is the only one that graphically expresses the worldwide nature of Distrowatch. One of the most interesting qualities of DW is the way incorporates Linux news from all over the world.
2 • Banners (by John Gabriel at 2003-07-28 14:51:33 GMT)
Whoops. Meant Banner 4 not 3. Sorry.
3 • Arch & banners (by me on 2003-07-28 15:18:40 GMT)
Ask Arch about their community, how it may differ from the community that some other similar projects have?
Yea, banner 4 looks perhaps the most pro & pretty one too.
4 • About RHL (by Anonymous on 2003-07-28 15:42:12 GMT)
The rhl-devel lists doesn't seem to have much traffic. I really wonder why any community developer should switch from Debian/Mandrake/Gentoo/... to RedHat while RedHat has the final saying over everything.
5 • Banner 4 all the way! (by Isamoor at 2003-07-28 15:58:16 GMT)
Banner 4 all the way! That little globe is my favorite icon. 1 and 2 aren't bad either.
I did a little reading on Arch. I like the idea of Pacman. Sounds like it's still got a few rough edges.
After reading the documentation for awhile though, I was rather confused about compiling form source and then integrating it into Pacman? It sounded like there was a simple command ("make package" or something) but then it also sounded like I had to edit my own special Makefile or something. I really like the simplicity of checkinstall, especially on slackware based distros. Why can't it be that simple to integrate a source install into Pacman?
6 • Banner (by Anonymous on 2003-07-28 16:33:58 GMT)
I like #5, it shows some attitude.
7 • Banners (by Henrique Maia on 2003-07-28 16:40:40 GMT)
Banner 3. Plain simple.
Banner 5 is very good, but maybe too aggressive, I suppose.
8 • My thoughts (by Nick at 2003-07-28 17:24:45 GMT)
The new RH beta sucks... The new Mandrake sucks... I guess I have elevated to a higher plane. Time to try a source distro, or roll my own.
9 • Banners, in general. (by MadHunter at 2003-07-28 17:27:17 GMT)
I think they are all really good. Use all of 'em! ;)
10 • Oops... browser problems. (by MadHunter at 2003-07-28 17:33:37 GMT)
Sorry about the duplicate post there. Was messing around with Mozilla-Firebird and inadvertantly resent form data when I refreshed the screen after changing my fonts...
11 • banner (by John Wallace at 2003-07-28 17:36:59 GMT)
i think your orginal two are the best
i vote for #1 & #2 in that order
thanks for all your excellent work and the knowledge you pass onto
us," linux distrowatchers"
12 • My vote (by TheClient at 2003-07-28 17:37:59 GMT)
Banner 4. Clean & simple.
13 • banners, etc. (by Bob at 2003-07-28 17:38:41 GMT)
I cast my vote for banner #4. They're all great, but #4 just sort of stands out with a bit more sophistication.
With respect to the new Red Hat ß, I kind of like it. It may not be a hacker's dream, but, as a desktop distro, it's pretty polished. I'm just getting to know it, so these are preliminary thoughts. I also find the Lycoris Build 75 ß to be pretty user friendly as a desktop distro, despite the fact that it's not cutting edge. It's also a polished distro. And I like J.A.M.D. 0.0.0.6. It seems as though the Red Hat clones are taking over.
On the Slackware end of things, I like Peanut 9.5 (proves that good things come in small packages). College 2.3 is okay.
As for Debian, I love Knoppix and Damn Small Linux, but I can't get through the regular Debian Woody installation without wanting to kill myself. Dynabolic is pretty cool also.
I'm still partial to Elx, and am awaiting the release of PowerDesk 3.0 at the end of this month (if they're on schedule).
14 • banner (by mike at 2003-07-28 18:00:02 GMT)
Me thinks banner 1 & 2 if you plan to modify the website to match. If not then banners 3 & 4 are more simple in design and should fit in without any changes. Or just do what you want, but don't change the content. That's what keeps us coming back! Great Job.
15 • Banners (by Penguin Domesticus on 2003-07-28 18:01:15 GMT)
I vote for #4 too. I would give a shared silver medal to #5, #2 & #3. Number 5 is the funniest but maybe too big, and isn't the penguin from the GoTux wallpaper series (license?)(http://www.kde-look.org/index.php?xsortmode=high&page=0) which may have a bit too anti-MS idea...
16 • banner (by flubie at 2003-07-28 18:12:40 GMT)
I vote #4 and #5
17 • Banner (by Charles at 2003-07-28 19:46:51 GMT)
I vote for #4.
18 • Banner (by JConnell on 2003-07-28 20:04:51 GMT)
Definately #2/#1, those look great.
19 • banner (by matt on 2003-07-28 20:14:18 GMT)
i vote #4. i might have voted #5, but its SO big
20 • Redhat Retail (by Devilotx at 2003-07-28 21:16:01 GMT)
I picked up Redhat 8 Retail at my local best buy, I knew I could grab it free online but I wanted a manual and what not.
Now currently running dual Systems at home (XP and RH9) I feel happy when I see the redhat and Suse boxes on the shelf, it gives us all a shot at choice on the desktop.
now where are my retail Lindows boxes at best buy ;)
21 • Banner (by Matt Parlane at 2003-07-28 21:20:32 GMT)
One more for #4.
22 • Red Hat 9.0.93 (by Benjamin Vander Jagt at 2003-07-28 21:25:44 GMT)
I favor Red Hat 8.0 most often, almost never recommend Red Hat 9, and am totally stunned at Red Hat 9.0.93. It does not look good.
Next I'm going to try Mandrake 9.2. After using Mandrake 9.1, which I've hated for a long time, my opinions of it are changing, as I'm actually getting more compatibility and speed out of it, and it includes more of the software I like (such as tiny window managers). I think the rumors are true. The tides (for precompiled sets) are turning towards Mandrake. Of course, I have to actually try MKD 9.2 beta before I can make a good prediction.
And I like Banner 2 myself. It fits in with the current DWW icon, and it looks like very professional newspaper banner. If the current DWW icon is scrapped, then I'd vote for banner 6. Banner 1 doesn't need to be so big to convey the same idea, banner 3 looks like a newsletter header (which might not be a bad thing), banner 4 looks too much like SuSE for my tastes (and I don't see the significance of the planet Earth in the logo), and banner 5 is yet another mean penguin picture, and it may convey the impression that DistroWatch is an opinionative site. Just my thoughts...
23 • #4 with a side of fries! (by Adam Doxtater at 2003-07-29 03:27:28 GMT)
My vote is for #4 :)
24 • Banner (by motub on 2003-07-29 04:43:28 GMT)
#6, #4, #3, #2, in that order. Am I the only sucker for shiny brushed metal and engraved tezt? I also like the way that #6 is so monochrome that Tux becomes really noticeable as the only colored object-- yet the object is still soft and flowing, not jarring or garish.
#4 is very clean and businesslike. #3 is also nice, if you want a page-spanning banner, and I prefer the smaller, thinner version of the first banner, meaning #2.
Thumbs down on #5, both because of its size and because I don't like mena/mischieveous Tux images-- certainly not on a site like this.
Great work by all contributors, though. Thanks!
25 • Banners (by Jerry at 2003-07-29 06:49:45 GMT)
I like #4. Professional looking and clean
26 • Banner vote (by Offer on 2003-07-29 06:58:24 GMT)
I vote for #4 because it looks so good, but also since it says "Put the fun" rather than "Put fun" like some of the other banners, which I feel doesn't sound as good. If #6 were to be changed to "Put the fun" I would vote for it as my second favourite.
In a related matter, I think it would be nice if the banner on the top of the page was a link to the homepage.
27 • banner #4 (by david on 2003-07-29 08:40:20 GMT)
Just another vote for banner #4. All the pros has already been said, thus i don`t have to reason. The banner could be a bit larger though.
A DWW logo could be made merging #4 and #1. The Globe as base picture and the same font, colours, and style as in #4 with the layout of #1. Sorry for not doing it just speaking of, but i'm not so skilled at graphical design.
28 • Banner vote (by Vic on 2003-07-29 10:53:08 GMT)
#4 is great, very clean
I like #5 too, but Tux does not look very happy on that banner, which stands in contrast to the purpose of the website.
#2 is also very nice...
29 • Banners (by Matt at 2003-07-29 18:35:21 GMT)
I like 4, but the serif style font bothers me.
30 • Banner (by Zor on 2003-07-29 22:39:58 GMT)
My vote goes to #6. Nice silver brushed mono look. Discrete, not too big, simple, but stylish characters. Smooth contrast with colored Tux. And of course the looking glass (watching Tux -- meaning the Distros, ergo: DistroWatch) -- kinda like a metaphor.
Second places goes to #4: clean/simple/stylish enough, not "overdone", you might say: the right touch. But nonetheless I think #6 is just a tad better!
Thanks to all the designers! You've all done a wonderful job. In my opinion, everyone's a winner, just by taking the time to design a logo -- which can be time consuming!
31 • Banner (by Michael at 2003-07-30 00:46:57 GMT)
I like banner 5.
32 • Banner (by AlanS at 2003-07-30 01:34:35 GMT)
Banner 5 rocks.
33 • Banner (by warpengi on 2003-07-30 04:36:46 GMT)
I vote 1 & 2 in that order
34 • Banner (by Spearmint at 2003-07-30 13:09:12 GMT)
Use none! Where can i send my logo?
35 • Banner (by Spearmint at 2003-07-30 13:30:20 GMT)
I have another typeface that you can you use with that globe on banner 4. Email me that globe if you want to see the change. I can make a proposal for the logo and banner then.
36 • For Spearmint (by Leo on 2003-07-30 19:00:22 GMT)
You can reach Ladislav at: firstname.lastname@example.org (see footnote of this very webpage) :-)
37 • My votes (by Leo on 2003-07-30 19:02:05 GMT)
Banner: #4, though the fonts need some smoothing. But is it nice and simple
Logo: It is nice but I think a few more candidates would really be needed before making a decision ...
38 • vote-o-tron (by Runsible at 2003-07-30 20:52:26 GMT)
I think 1 & 2 are the purdiest. Especially 1.
39 • Logo-Discussion (by Gundo at 2003-08-01 09:24:49 GMT)
Only one banner is WATCHING->
therefore # 5 - is best for DistroWATCH
40 • No brainer (by Bob at 2003-08-03 00:23:30 GMT)
4 and 5 (in that order of course)
41 • Hey Spearmint.... (by Bob at 2003-08-03 00:24:38 GMT)
Why not come up with your own banner instead of copying one of the existing ones?
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