OK, consider an example of iTunes.

If you have it run on Windows, you'd still call it "iTunes for Windows", which will be better than renaming it to something else. And this is because people know what Mac is and
would be generally receptive to using Apple software on Windows.

Likewise "LMMS for Windows" will make a statement that this is a software from
the Linux-universe, which also runs on Windows. It will add the value to the product
because it will indicate that it has been used, tried, and tested on a different platform 
and due to its success is now ported to Windows. It is not something coming from
nowhere and never tried before. And since Linux is a well knows brand, for Windows users
who never used Linux, it will add an intrigue about the possibility to use software from
the Linux side.

Andrei

On Fri, Apr 15, 2011 at 11:10 AM, Jonathan Aquilina <eagles051387@gmail.com> wrote:
Andrei the problem isnt the brand, the problem arises that it not only runs on linux anymore but mac and windows.


On 15/04/2011 14:04, Andrei Smirnov wrote:
I agree about the brand factor. 
Now consider that "Linux" is also a brand and a big one for that.
Currently LMMS is benefiting from it's affiliation to this big brand.

By removing "Linux" from the name you are on your own.
Developing a new brand from scratch will not be easy, given tough competition.

From this perspective I would still consider: LMS for 'Linux Music Studio', or 'Linux MIDI Sequencer', or 
LAMS for 'Linux Audio-Midi Sequencer' or similar. And "LMS for Windows" for Microsoft users.

Andrei

On Mon, Apr 11, 2011 at 12:20 PM, Karsten Fink <tamarinde@online.de> wrote:
Hi,
 
to put in my two cents worth:
 
I am for a change in the name, but not a change in the letters' order.
My idea is to leave the letters and find more suitable nouns beginning with the letters.
The thing is that LMMS is a brand, Google says so at least.
Takes a lot of time to build this renownednessSmiley
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I would go for something like:
 
-"Lovely Music Making Studio"
-"Loopy Music Making Studio"
-"Living Music Making Software"
-"Lively Music Making Suite"
-"Lemonade Music Mixture Suite"
 
 
best regards
Bard
 

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