Bug 81933 - RFE: Change "DOS" boot label
RFE: Change "DOS" boot label
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Michael Fulbright
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2003-01-15 07:05 EST by Warren Togami
Modified: 2007-03-27 00:00 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-01-15 12:15:12 EST
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Description Warren Togami 2003-01-15 07:05:45 EST
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Description of problem:
I know we've been through this several times in prior betas, but please consider
changing the "DOS" boot label to anything else.  "DOS" in the majority of
instances is not true of most systems.  It is confusing and misleading
especially to today's users, many of whom have never seen DOS or know of the
history leading into Windows.

In the past the objection to renaming was that "Windows" was Microsoft's
trademark.  During the last beta (Bug 71565) someone suggested "Win32" as a
generic name, however upon search at http://www.uspto.gov it appears that
Microsoft owns that trademark too.  Also it couldn't be changed because
documentation for Red Hat 8.0 was already printed by that time.

I do not have a good suggestion for a new name, but please take this into
Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2003-01-15 12:15:12 EST
The user is free to change the label.  We do no checking to identify the OS on
the partition. We just know its a DOS like filesystem.

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