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It's such a let-down. I was hoping it would have a really catchy name with some sort of weird nerd spin, like most everything else in Linux. Perhaps we should come up with a better name for it.
Yeah, let's call it supercalifragilisticexpialidocious instead
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Because we are republishing the most interesting stuff we find on StackExchange - mostly SuperUser. They are creative commons licensed, so we can republish with a link back.
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Well, we can also, say, host a question ourselves, can't we? Suppose, you ask the forum members to ask a question every, say, Tuesday. Then on Wednesday, you choose the best question and answer it.
Can't call it a C prompt all the time. As mentioned in the answer, one can be on drive A or drive D. It was properly called a DOS prompt, and should still be called that, because even in Windows you can get to the command line only in a DOS window. Or else it is called a command prompt. But I can't agree with C prompt.