[Linux]Shambler Jan 20, 2013 @ 8:51am
[Suggestion] Add [TUX] tag to profile name


A while back (10+ years) there was some people that would put a [TUX] tag in their name to indicate they were running the game under Wine using some distribution of GNU/Linux. With the fantastic support that Valve has for GNU/Linux users (thank you!!!) it would be nice to bring that back. This would let others know what operating system we are running on and form a little campaign to raise awareness. I am also suggesting that we go one step further and add an indication of distribution.

Some examples (using a play on the package manager extensions),

[TUX].deb - Debian - (my distribution)
[TUX].ubu - Ubuntu
[TUX].mnt - Mint
[TUX].rpm - Red Hat
[TUX].fed - Fedora
[TUX].gen - Gentoo
[TUX].sus - openSuse
[TUX].arc - Arch
[TUX].cen - CentOS
[TUX].slk - Slackware
[TUX].mag - Magiea
[TUX].stm - Steam Box - not released but when it comes out, let us know you have it and like it (we assume Ubuntu based but may be customized for the Steam Box)

Anyway, there are many more distributions but this is just a start. Let me know what you think and I hope to see you out there!
Last edited by [Linux]Shambler; Jan 20, 2013 @ 8:55am
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thetargos Jan 20, 2013 @ 9:13am 
Not such a bad idea, indeed!
Hirage Jan 20, 2013 @ 10:14am 
Originally posted by Fred:
You do realise the kernel used within most distributions, Linux, is nothing but a kernel, a little engine, and if only Linux were to be installed on your system you would see nothing but black void.

It is GNU[gnu.org] that empowers the system, that gives you everything you are so familiar with, BASH, the C compiler, and so forth.

Certain distributions such as Debian are even available as GNU/Hurd[gnu.org], GNU/kFreeBSD[www.debian.org] and so forth, having not a single piece of the Linux kernel in them.

Linus Torvalds is just an individual that decided to release his kernel under a free license in the nineties, which gave Richard M. Stallman, and the whole free software community back then, the opportunity to establish an entirely free operating system much faster.

It always puts a question mark on my face whenever I see individuals get extreme adoration over the individual who made the Linux kernel, not realising it is not the operating system.
Ah, the immortal GNU movement. It always brings a smile on my face when I see it in a discussion. :)
[Linux]Shambler Jan 20, 2013 @ 12:17pm 
@Fred

Thanks for the note but I am aware. Hence why my post talks about GNU\Linux and I am talking about a TUX tag, which is the mascot of GNU\Linux. If you would like to use BSD or HURD then use a different tag.
gutigen o) Jan 20, 2013 @ 12:32pm 
Raising awerness of Linux by adding tags of 20,000 different Linux distributions... Not confusing for nonLinux users at all.
blackout24 Jan 20, 2013 @ 2:24pm 
Originally posted by gutigen o):
Raising awerness of Linux by adding tags of 20,000 different Linux distributions... Not confusing for nonLinux users at all.

This.
[Linux]Shambler Jan 21, 2013 @ 4:49am 
Originally posted by gutigen o):
Raising awerness of Linux by adding tags of 20,000 different Linux distributions... Not confusing for nonLinux users at all.

Point well taken. The distribution would be optional and would not be directed toward non-Linux users. A non-Linux user would see you ran Linux from the initial tag and if they wanted to know more they would ask or look it up. Hiding the fact that there are many distributions does not change the fact that there are many distributions. The same confusion would happen for a non-Linux user when they look for a distribution to install. What is nice about it is there would be feedback to know what distribution you are running if you are a Linux user or for a non-Linux user to ask you about your distribution.
gutigen o) Jan 21, 2013 @ 5:49am 
Originally posted by Shambler TUX.deb:
Originally posted by gutigen o):
Raising awerness of Linux by adding tags of 20,000 different Linux distributions... Not confusing for nonLinux users at all.

Point well taken. The distribution would be optional and would not be directed toward non-Linux users. A non-Linux user would see you ran Linux from the initial tag and if they wanted to know more they would ask or look it up. Hiding the fact that there are many distributions does not change the fact that there are many distributions. The same confusion would happen for a non-Linux user when they look for a distribution to install. What is nice about it is there would be feedback to know what distribution you are running if you are a Linux user or for a non-Linux user to ask you about your distribution.

That's ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ tbh. Windows users which would move to Linux are going to do that anyway most likely choosing Ubuntu (which they should) as first distro. Those hardcore Win fans are not gonna move to Linux until Valve brings most of their library to Linux (which is not gonna happen anytime soon) and release their own console. Playing TF2 on Linux for few months now with [Linux] tag and there was one person who asked me about Linux... and he was just trolling. Windows users do not care about Linux, not yet.
[Linux] SweMonkey Jan 21, 2013 @ 7:57am 
[Linux]Destiser Jan 21, 2013 @ 11:30am 
Maybe we could do [Linux]'name'[Tux].distro@platform (x86, x64) like:

[Linux]Destiser[Tux].mnt@x64

Or maybe, we can just stick with the Linux tag at front? We mustn't make the same mistake as Linux, we must use one standard if we want to be considered a team. The linux team. And since [Linux] is already being used, why not stick to that one?
[Linux]Shambler Jan 21, 2013 @ 6:39pm 
I"m down. I made the mistake of search "tux tag" and got no search results. I have no issue switching to the [Linux] tag. Thanks for the info.
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