I’m not sure how interesting you guys will find this, but when I was looking at Arch alternatives (I wanted Arch or Arch-based without the hassle) and I stumbled upon Antergos and saw the slogan:
I immediately thought Blue Dragonflight.
They are a species of dragon from the popular MMORPG World of Warcraft, primarily located on a frozen wasteland in the north. All dragonflight members’ names follow the same rule. For the blue dragonflight, all male names end in ‘-gos’ and all female names end in ‘-gosa’.
Another thing I find interesting – though I could be totally wrong on this one – is the origin of our distro’s name, Antergos. It supposedly means “ancestors” in Galician (not that Google Translate will tell you that).
Most people probably know that “mal” means “bad” in Spanish/Galician. One of the most well-known members of the Blue Dragonflight was named Malygos, which it’s probably safe to assume does not mean anything good. It’s probably no surprise, then, when I say that Malygos’s leadership brought chaos and resulted in the near-total eradication of his entire flight (including himself).
So, though the naming origins of the blue dragonflight has never been stated, it seems possible (because of Malygos, for example) that it’s Spanish/Galician.
I’ve also drawn associations from the “always fresh, never frozen” wording which I can go into if people are really interested. If you’re up-to-date on Game of Thrones (or if you played Wrath of the Lich King), the comparison will be easy to understand, I promise.
Maybe all of this was a huge stretch, but to me it feels way too coincidental to not be intentional. Whoever wrote the current slogan knew exactly what they were doing.
So, even though I have no doubt that Antergos really does mean “ancestors”, it will always be a dragon to me.