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Date:      Sun, 4 Jan 2009 05:56:16 -0500
From:      "Glen Barber" <>
To:        "Ryan da Silva" <>
Subject:   Re: Suggestion
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On Sun, Jan 4, 2009 at 1:26 AM, Ryan da Silva <> wrote:
> Hello,
> If someone could pass this suggestion on i'd appreciate it. It's going
> to sound a little picky, and probably crazy but I'm an honest and
> forward person so I'll just say it.
> Someone needs to change the FreeBSD boot menu. The way the word/logo
> "FreeBSD" is displayed in large font with, ASCII characters, reminds me
> of the 1990`s with BBS`s. Don`t get me wrong, I loved the days of the
> BBS. But it`s 2009 and FreeBSD is a solid, professional,
> enterprise-grade operating system and the silly ASCII logo is the only
> thing that says amateur about the product. I would try to make the
> change myself for myself, but i am not a programmer. I love this product
> and would like to suggest changing that screen. To what? I don't know.
> Maybe instead of the large logo simply put "FreeBSD version XXX, copy
> right"   etc. Or heck, maybe a color bootscreen like GRUB has in Linux
> (from what i've seen in Centos/Trixbox). I am not a linux person. I
> think FreeBSD is the way for professionals. But the inner perfectionist
> in me HAD to send this ridiculous email in hopes to see a change in v
> 7.1 RTM.

The FreeBSD community welcomes people making the product better,
regardless of what they contribute (source code, documentation, etc.).
 Why not create a new logo yourself and submit it?

Glen Barber

"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I
learn." - Benjamin Franklin

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