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What is in a Name?

Sal Cangeloso is frustrated about the naming convention used by Linux hackers, in his article, he is criticizing over weird names of Linux applications.He mentions some examples like:

Web Browser
Windows: Internet Explorer
Linux: Konqueror, Opera, Epiphany, Galeon, Firefox

Graphics Editing
Windows: Photoshop, Illustrator
Linux: GIMP

Well,i think it doesn`t matter at all,if one is a genuine *nix user,he won`t face difficulty to understand that GIMP is not some alternative form of Pimp,but actually a Image editing software,A computer illetrate won`t even get the idea about Internet Explorer or Illustrator,though I would like that Linux hackers should follow some rules when naming their applicaitons, it looks really weird when you find that Anjuta,the IDE for C/C++ for Linux is actually the name of girl friend of Naba Kumar, QT sounds cute but weird when you tell somebody that its actually   C/C++  GUI SDK for Linux/Windows/Mac.

via Slashdot

Posted: Thursday, December 29, 2005 11:02 AM by kadnan
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