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OpenBeOS Name Voting Begins

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Posted by:Ryan on Friday, 25 Oct, 2002 @ 11:42 AM
 
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Ok. So OpenBeOS has been promising a vote on a new name for a long long time. Thousands of names were submitted, and they narrowed them down to fifteen candidates. They are:

Auros, Begin, Dysis, Firebox, Firefly, Forge, Haiku, Indigo, Infinity, Jaffa, Mantis, Menlo, Nemo, Nova, Terra

Interesting. In a move that caused people to call us biased, we recommend Haiku or Firefly as the only names that don’t completely suck, with Menlo almost eeking out of suckage. The rest must die, for many reasons.. Such as:

Anyway, most of this is meant in good fun, and to urge people to vote for Firefly or Haiku (neither of which I suggested initially.. i just like them best of the choices). That said, you can pick 5, and it IS your vote. So vote for your prefs, and I am sure things will turn out great. :)



63 Responses to “OpenBeOS Name Voting Begins”

  1. Francis Says:

    Name Calling

    As much as everyone griped about how long it took to sift the list down to 15 names, I wonder if openbeos.org can be persuaded to re-open the name collection period - with most of the “definitely out” names removed and “marked” so that no-one could re-submit them.

    OTOH, I can understand why the openbeos people would want to get this decided once-and-for-all, as they are in the process of becoming a real legal entity and this can’t happen until there’s a name on their “raison d’etre”.

    Personally, I thought “Plan B” was pretty good, except for the “Plan-9″ and “B-Plan” conflicts.

  2. Anonymous Says:

    names

    I think those names suck! Out of all those names presented originally, I thought ‘Symphony’ was the best!

  3. Anonymous Says:

    [No Subject]

    Haiku? I don’t even understand what that is about? Firefly? Isn’t this some new sci-fi movie?

    “Nova” means “new” in latin and has similar sounding in many europen languages (i.e. “novaya” in Russian, “nouvel” in French, “neu” in German). Since BeOS is a completely new OS, this is the best-fitting name. (No mention that it is also the best-sounding one.)

    By the way, “Terra” means “earth” in latin and I don’t think that Microsoft could have registered it. (Of course there is this Lindows thing….)

    “Nemo - Too Pixar.” LOL!! “Nemo” means “nobody” in latin.

    Though I agreee that most of the given names are stupid (like Menlo which sound kinda gay) but you should really check your dictionary, man. Don’t believe everything you see on TV ;-)

  4. scottmc Says:

    In Response To Anonymous @ 10/25/2002 5:14:29 PM

    Firefly

    Not a movie, a weekly TV show on FoxTV, at least in the states, not sure about in other countries:
    http://www.fox.com/firefly/
    Saw ads for it during the World Series, I guess it’s been on a few weeks now.
    Of these choices I still like Firefly the best.

  5. egg_man Says:

    CeOS

    Hi All:

    If I remember correctly, way back when, Be.com introduced its new operating with “After A comes
    Be …”. Well, C comes after that (cf. how the C programming language got its name). So, if the
    nominations are reopened, I suggest CeOS.

    Enjoy!

    ~~~~

    Vote early, vote often!

  6. Anonymous Says:

    All 15 names stink!

    Well, ok… except for “Indigo”. Seems I can post my list of name choices (I figured the list would be better than that) but I can’t post a suggestion. What is going on?

    Luposian

  7. Anonymous Says:

    In Response To Anonymous @ 10/25/2002 7:53:25 PM

    Re: All 15 names stink!

    wht does it have to change ? openBeOS has a simple, honest sound to it. That’s what it is, open source BeOS (or at least a reasonable facsimile thereof). Besides, all these names have no mention of what the OS is or was all about.

    We could stand to lose much in the way of name/product association, as well. The name openBeOS (or OpenBeOS, whichever) has been around long enough to be associated with the BeOS, and gain a decent amount of attention. Renaming it “indigo” (???) would put it back at square one.

    There are plenty of people who are just waiting for the first quality build to get back into BeOS. That could be a year away; (no offense to any of it’s builders. guys take your time and do it right.)someone who may otherwise download openBeOS 1.0, may not know about “Nemo OS”.

    Plus, guys, those names are pretty weak. sorry.

    one guy’s opinion.

    chris

  8. Anonymous Says:

    In Response To Anonymous @ 10/25/2002 5:14:29 PM

    Re: [No Subject]

    Haiku is a form of poem using a set syllable pattern. Its clever because of BeOS’s haiku error messages in net . But not really relevant.

    Firefly IS a tv show on fox by Joss whedon.. but its hard to get a tv show and an operating system confused.

    Nova, when said aloud sounds like No va. Which means (roughly) “No go” in spanish. Chevy had the same problem when they tried to sell the Chevy Nova into spanish speaking markets.

    I know that Terra means earth. But it also refers to a Microsoft product (I think its a photo database microsoft owns) - so Microsoft could argue that Terra in the realm of computers is taken.. its not like its a commonly used word (hell, Latin IS the “dead” language)

    Nemo may mean nobody, but I think you get the Pixar reference.

    Basically, my point is that you have offered me lots of latin meanings, but not really confronted one of my (admittedly tounge in cheek) comments from the story… which is fine, except you then tell me to “check my dictionary” and not to “believe everything [I] see on TV” - Which i don’t get, cause you havent shown anything I said to be inaccurate.

  9. brunobrocoli Says:

    indigo is used too

    indigo (i think its an israely company)is a print machine for digital printing actually this is a print process.

  10. Technix Says:

    New Name Proposal

    The BeOSJournal is hosting a forum for submissions of the name you would like.

    It’s a very limited timeframe.

    Once 100 names have been given, or the timelimit is up (Sunday October 27th, 2100GMT), we will then create a poll, where you can vote, and a new selection of 25 names will be put into a new poll.

    The second poll will again allow you to vote, and bring down the total to 10 names… This final round (round 3) will then decide the FINAL name.

    Each round of polls will be up for only 2 days.

    We should be able to finish this mess by November 2nd, where TBJ will then show the final winning name.

    Please bear in mind that you will have to be a registered user of TBJ in order to vote on the polls.

    Thank you.

  11. Anonymous Says:

    In Response To Technix @ 10/26/2002 07:51:10 AM

    Re: New Name Proposal

    > The BeOSJournal is hosting a forum
    > for submissions of the name you would like.
    > [Blah blub …]

    Huh? Did I miss the announcement from the folks behind OpenBeOS in which the say “yeah, let’s scratch that, let us forget the 15 names and begin new”?

    In other words: Why do you (and other people from the “community”) run this stupid polls and clutter the forums, lists and other fora _now_, while the vote is going on, with new suggestions?

  12. Anonymous Says:

    In Response To Anonymous @ 10/26/2002 08:24:28 AM

    Re: New Name Proposal

    I have already voted but I did not like the limited proposed names. Most could not even be registered as a domain name so the vote is largely useless as I see it. We should have a name that can have a domain name at least. I don’t think that is too much to strive for.

    The process is fine but the list needs to be opened up to 50 or so names. The official list does not seem to be responding to the numerous calls for more choices.

    The process here seems a better one with the exception of having to be registered to vote. I am hoping that the official list folks will consider the comments and frustration and open up the list a little or tweek the process a little.

    Getting the name right is quite important. Marketing is difficult and expensive and if we can at least get a sensible name we can avoid some of the problems the original “Be” name had to overcome resulting from the confusing name choice. Pick a good name and it helps a LOT.

    Any name that cannot have a domain name is unhelpful. We probably need a fabricated name that conveys the sound, excitement and energy of our efforts. For example, Linux is an awful name whereas Red Hat is a much better name. We need to be smart about naming and at least avoid a bad name. We might not choose the best name but it should have basic requirements in the form of an available domain and hopefully thematically linked to our efforts.

    Picking a name is not easy and it is VERY important. We should argue mightily over it and then bond together on the final selection committed to pushing it into full expression.

  13. mario Says:

    In Response To brunobrocoli @ 10/26/2002 12:27:24 AM

    bah!

    How is it possible that nobody remembered the very succesful SGI workstation Indigo? I didn’t even bother mention it in Osnews.com because I thought it’s too obvious…. and yet, to this day, nobody did.

    http://sgi.mesa-sys.com/IndigoGuild/SGI_Indigo/sgi_indigo.html
    http://futuretech.mirror.vuurwerk.net/indigo.html
    http://www.obsolyte.com/sgi_indigo/

    I remember how we used to drool (back in Uni) over the Indigo and Indigo 2 workstations. They looked very cool. In fact, they beat current designs by a large margin. IMHO.

  14. brian68 Says:

    In Response To egg_man @ 10/25/2002 7:47:46 PM

    Re: CeOS

    Simple. Funny (for the thinking that went into it). Weasely (sp?). I like it! It’s a nonsense word (no offense if it isn’t in your language) and should be easy to find in the search engines. It is possible to imagine the name on books, boxes, etc. without it sounding lame.

    The only drawback, which probably isn’t one, is that it’s not too “visual”. Sure, you could do some sound-alikes, like “Sea” OS, with desktop waters instead of pictures (animated?) and ships, anchors, etc. for icons… Wow! Wouldn’t that mess you up good if your icons were sailing around all over your desktop!! Well, that would lend some new meaning to the “dock”. Tie ‘em down!

    You could also stick with the same basic look & feel of BeOS with minor changes, much as YellowTab has done. You would be able to use a full set of new icons, etc., but revert to the classic ones selectively.

    This name is the first one I’ve heard so far that I don’t think totally sucks. Good work! :-)

  15. Anonymous Says:

    In Response To Technix @ 10/26/2002 07:51:10 AM

    Re: New Name Proposal

    Here are 4 names that can be acquired as domain names:

    Bezia

    Beyos

    Playos

    Plaos

  16. Anonymous Says:

    Terra! Terra!

    I don’t know how “Terra” sounds in English, but it’s a regular Italian word, and means - guess what - earth, like in Latin (Italy -> Rome…) It also means “land”.
    It would be a nice name, but www.terra. are already taken.

  17. Big Al Says:

    In Response To Anonymous @ 10/25/2002 9:23:31 PM

    Re: All 15 names stink!

    The reason why they can’t use something that relates to Be, Inc. or BeOS is that it opens up the option for lawsuits against the organization and leaders of the organization. The name “OpenBeOS” definitely needs to be changed.

    Too bad, though. OpenBeOS is about as accurate as you can get with what the project is.

  18. mario Says:

    In Response To Anonymous @ 10/27/2002 11:16:14 AM

    Re: Terra! Terra!

    It also means soil or dirt, and as an italian I can say I wouldn’t be too compelled to work with or on an OS called “soil”.

  19. Anonymous Says:

    In Response To egg_man @ 10/25/2002 7:47:46 PM

    Re: CeOS

    What about Windows CE?

    - msb

  20. Anonymous Says:

    here’s a name…

    why don’t they call it:

    Reaction

    for every action, there is a Reaction!

  21. DaphneDiane Says:

    Guess I’m another one that dislikes most of the choices

    My biggest problems with the names is that too many of them are real words, and thus useless for searching and indexing. I already have enough trouble searching for stuff related to C and C why do we need to have the same problem searching for information about the open source clone of BeOS.

    Auros - Probably my favorite though close to AROS.
    Begin - English Word, common in lots of computer languages and mime file attachments.
    Dysis - Just sounds icky to me…
    Firebox - Standard usage - storage for documents to protect them from fires.
    Firefly - New television show by that name
    Forge - Standard word - already used in other projects ie sourceforge.
    Haiku - I understand the association… but it’s a real word.
    Indigo - The name of a computer sister.
    Jaffa - The name of a city I believe.
    Mantis - Real word was a sci-fi show for a while
    Menlo - There is a computer company by that name. I know my sister used to work for them.
    Nemo - Literary name
    Nova - Standard usage, name of a magazine… well lead to lots of jokes about No Va in spanish.
    Terra - Standard word, sounds too close to the name of the AI computer in Nukees.

    Auros is probably the only one I like.

  22. Anonymous Says:

    How bout we start all over!

    I know, we can submit names to openBeos, then after lengthy discussion and much work by openBeos culling the poor names or the ones already associated with a product, we can choose between, say 15 names. Then when we missed the boat the first time, we can whine and complain about the choices, not having done any of the work of cutting the names down to the 15 available. At this point we should holler, “Let us start collecting names again! We can then pick some of those, vote on them and then finalize our own name!” We should probably post that name, ignoring the fact that all this has been gone over before, like Palm NOT giving us Beos, and then after a month of smugly sitting at home congratulating ourselves on a great and wonderful name that says everything we ever wanted to say about our favorite os, we can wonder why openBeos is now named FARTOS, because certainly our name was better than the list, and did you vote, well no I didn’t, neither did I cause I didn’t like any, and well now we’re stuck with FARTOS cause nobody voted for anything. We can at that point decide to start our OWN openBeos and call it ‘openBeos’ and get sued by Palm and hated by many, and beaten out by some linux theme, and wonder why all this bad stuff always happens to us and cry. And someone can say, “I know, we can submit names to openBeos, then after lengthy discussion and much work …..”

    But I guess that’s already happened.
    THNI

  23. Anonymous Says:

    In Response To Anonymous @ 10/25/2002 3:20:25 PM

    Re: names

    Too true. I personally loved the name “Symphony” - it gave the impression of the true nature of BeOS - individual kits all working together in harmony.

    I’d also point out that in certain parts of the UK, “Jaffa” is an insult directed at an impotent man. Not really the image you’d want to convey about OBOS.

  24. Anonymous Says:

    In Response To Anonymous @ 10/28/2002 04:26:45 AM

    Re: How bout we start all over!

    Hi Jess

  25. Anonymous Says:

    In Response To Anonymous @ 10/28/2002 04:26:45 AM

    Re: How bout we start all over!

    I would have voted for FARTOS if it made it to the 15 names. In fact, it has more zest than any of those weak, bland and insipid names.

    BTW: Dysis: sounds like the medical definition for dying from diarrhea. Or from dialysis. yuckkkk

  26. Anonymous Says:

    Last names might work

    Well, many product names stemed from the inventors last names.

    Going by this, a couple ideas:

    Jean Louis Gasse, or GasseOS (nothing lets your computer rip, like Gass. Let your computer break like the wind, with GasseOS)

    Or Mike Phillips, the leader, PhillipsOS

    Or Axel Dorfer, DorfOS

    Seriously though, I think there is some decent names. They will become ‘good’ names with common use.
    I wonder if Wasp (related to a Bee)ever made the original list. WaspOS could have a cool mascot.
    I voted for Mantis.

  27. Anonymous Says:

    hurry up

    Isn’t Haiku hurry up in Japanesse? It has been a while since I lived there but it sounds like the same. Romanji letters don’t always convey the writing of Japan.

  28. BeOSR Says:

    I propose TuBe!

    Hi,

    I’m not the most vocal guy out there, but I must admit that I too was quite surprised when I saw the finalists in the OBOS naming competition. Since I thought there were lots of people with imaginations far more developed than mine, I thought I’d see what comes out. And this is what came out? Though there are a couple I would consider possible, most of the proposed names are, well, how shall I put this? - crap…

    Some are pure crap (Begin, Dysis [Disease??], Firebox, Firefly, Haiku, Jaffa, Menlo, Nova), while others are a bit less (Auros, Indigo, Infinity), and still others are so bland, meaningless and unoriginal they can’t be taken seriously (Forge, Nemo, Terra). A couple even have a certain sound to them (Indigo (Casio watches have Indiglo), Mantis) but still they lack convincing power.

    So instead of taking the vote, I started to think and wonder what might be great names for the OS I would love to use as long as is possible.

    Here’s my luminous proposals:
    As an hommage to Be of the good old pre-IPO days, I would suggest Genki. We now know, thanks to JLG, that this means ‘All is well’, and was the codename for R4.5, which was the last release before their bloody damned focus shi(f)t.

    However, since we’re supposed to be looking forward instead of looking back, the best name I came up with is ‘TuBe’, where the ‘Tu’ is underlined in red, while the ‘Be’ is underlined in blue ( la R3 in reverse order). (Made a quick sketch, dunno how to post it here)

    Let me explain:
    Tube is quite a neutral word, which has no special positive not negative connotations to my knowledge. For the English, ‘the tube’ is the underground, the subway, which I don’t think is being viewed as something you should avoid by all means. For the French, ‘un tube’ is a hit single, which you can’t escape even if you’re trying (I really like this connotation). In French, Dutch and English, ‘a tube’ is something to store toothpaste in, and glue. None of these are particularly bad things.

    Second, noone can forbid you to pronounce it ‘To Be’, and here we’re paying our respect to the company that got it all started, as if we were having a drink in their memory. Cheers, Be!

    Thirdly, this can also be seen as ‘Two Be’, ‘2Be’ or the second coming for Be, which should make it clear for the ones that were present the first time around. (That would be about all of us here!)

    Heck, I think this opens a plethora of possibilities. I think about the ‘pipes’ screensaver in Windoze, which could be ported (heh!), the different kits that are the plumbing of TuBe, maybe a windowing theme based on tubes and/or pipes, just think about it. A 3d z-snake in the form of a pipe, I could go on for quite a while…

    The Tube.com website looks to be taken by a dead or dying dotcom company that offered some webstuff, site doesn’t look very convincing nor up to date, so it could be up for grabs.
    The ‘Be’ in TuBe means nothing by itself, which should shield the name from legal action, as tube is a perfectly ordinary household word for the rest.

    What do you think?

    Ride the TuBe!

    -BeOSR-

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Never argue with an idiot.
    They drag you down to their level,
    then beat you with experience.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    [Edited at 17:21 Oct 29 2002 by BeOSR]

  29. Anonymous Says:

    [No Subject]

    Nova - Means “No Go” in spanish. Stupid.

    in portuguese Nova means New ;)

  30. Anonymous Says:

    [No Subject]

    Much as I love Indigo (it was my first choice), wouldn’t a certain Canadian book retailer have objections? www.indigo.ca

  31. Anonymous Says:

    [No Subject]

    Why not call Open BeOs “United Technoids” which JLG originally wanted to call Be Corp ? As a name it smells as ripe as the others. Nova is probably the best alternative, disregarding the Spanish interpretation. Nova in many usuages is more progressive.

  32. Technix Says:

    In Response To BeOSR @ 10/29/2002 5:20:01 PM

    Re: I propose TuBe!

    AWESOME name.

    The more I think about it, the more I like tube.

    Anyone else think this?

  33. Anonymous Says:

    In Response To Technix @ 11/01/2002 09:12:52 AM

    Re: I propose TuBe!

    I second that! Great name

  34. Anonymous Says:

    [No Subject]

    OBOS

    What else….

  35. Anonymous Says:

    In Response To BeOSR @ 10/29/2002 5:20:01 PM

    I’m with you :)

    I like your idea and the arguments about it :)
    Although, I find CeOS cool as well. I hope either gets chosen..
    Greets,
    Sarcasmus

    PS: Tube also stands for TV (in the US, I think) :)

  36. Anonymous Says:

    In Response To Anonymous @ 10/29/2002 4:19:30 PM

    Re: hurry up

    That would be… “hayaku”
    :)

    Haiku is a form of japanese poetry….

  37. Anonymous Says:

    In Response To Anonymous @ 10/30/2002 12:53:30 AM

    Re: [No Subject]

    In the Name of God!
    Don’t you people know that NOVA is in Latin and means: NEW!!!!

    Also makes referece to something brillant.
    (brand new, you could think).

    I think it’s the best name in that list

  38. Anonymous Says:

    In Response To Anonymous @ 10/30/2002 6:27:02 PM

    Re: [No Subject]

    Why would a book retailer give a damn? Half these Trademark issues people keep mentioning simply don’t exist.

    “Oh gee, look honey, our favorite chain family book store made their own wee OS, and they named it for themselves!” Uh-huh.

  39. Anonymous Says:

    In Response To Anonymous @ 11/03/2002 4:17:18 PM

    You are so right…

    Exactly! Latin was invented before Spanish so NOVA means NEW unless you specify that you are talking in Spanish. Definitely best name on the list.

  40. Anonymous Says:

    In Response To Anonymous @ 10/30/2002 12:53:30 AM

    Re: [No Subject]

    “Turok” means “Turk” (a person from Turkey) in Russian. Why should a company choose such a name for its game?!? You can never tell what a word may mean in one of the hundreds of languages of the earth. Maybe “BeOS” means “smelly socks” in some native language….

  41. Anonymous Says:

    How about Xerces

    The Gate of Xerces, (the winged Lion) is the icon of the Persian Empire.

    The winged lion would look cool…

    Xerces is also the computer in System Shock 2, my favorite PC game.

  42. Anonymous Says:

    In Response To Anonymous @ 10/25/2002 5:14:29 PM

    Re: [No Subject]

    Nova - New in Portuguese

    Terra - Earth in Portuguese

  43. Anonymous Says:

    Portuguese

    Nova - Portugese word for New (in the feminin)
    Terra - Portugese word for Earth

  44. Nutcase Says:

    In Response To Anonymous @ 11/03/2002 4:17:18 PM

    Re: [No Subject]

    Regardless what it means in latin, it still means “No Go” in spanish.

    And let me let you in on a little secret… more people speak spanish regularly than do latin.

  45. Anonymous Says:

    Jaffa

    Jaffa is from a TV series called StarGate SG-1! As the story tells The Jaffa is an ethnic group from the planet Tulac. The Jaffa were used as “body hosts” for a legion of very manipuating parasites(Gould). The Jaffa were very strong warriors and were usually used as guards for the Gould.

  46. Anonymous Says:

    In Response To scottmc @ 10/25/2002 6:32:54 PM

    Firefly rocks!

    Me too. And the show is really very good. It was created by the guy who created the Buffy The Vampire Slayer TV show. It’s witty and intelligent and does not travel exactly down the beaten path. I recommend it if you like good science fiction. This show’s creators were even daring enough to use actual SILENCE in space scenes!!
    -Jace

  47. Anonymous Says:

    In Response To Anonymous @ 11/06/2002 12:24:20 AM

    Wrong pronounciation

    Jaffa in Star Gate SG-1 is pronounced “Ja-’fah” (stress the second syllable). Of course, that does not stop some of the characters in the show from mangling it to plain old Jaffa (which is realistic, because people do that).

    As for the real word, Jaffa.. it is a type of orange. I don’t like it as a name for the OS because it always makes me think of dialog in the movie “Blue Thunder.”

    Badly paraphrased:
    “Why does he keep calling me Jafo?”
    “It stands for Just Another F***ing Observer.”

    -Jace
    OpenBeOS or Firefly. The only real possibilities out of those offered so far.

  48. Anonymous Says:

    In Response To Anonymous @ 10/25/2002 11:40:10 PM

    You have said something inaccurate

    http://www.urbanlegends.com/products/chevy_nova_mexico.html

    From _Business Mexico_, June, 1993

    […]

    The most often cited auto blunder is the Chevrolet Nova (the phrase “No va” translates in Spanish as “It doesn’t go”) which General Motors wanted to bring into Mexico in the early 1970s. Although GM’s Mexican managers were worried about the name, Nova was indeed used.

    “They kept the name and it sold very well,” says marketing analyst Cecilia Bouleau, who disputes the conventional wisdom surrounding the moniker. “It’s the same thing with Nova gasoline. I think that the word is sufficiently incorporated into the language as meaning ‘new’ — as in ‘bossa nova’ — that the criticism isn’t valid.”

    Bouleau goes on to say that a strong ad campaign can counter an apparent weakness that a brand name may carry across an international border. “One thing that never ceases to surprise me is how Coca-Cola has never had a problem (in Latin America). ‘Coca’ has drug connotations and ‘Cola’ means ‘tail’ — yet no-one thinks the worse of it.”

    (Cite provided by snopes)

  49. Anonymous Says:

    In Response To Nutcase @ 11/05/2002 4:45:14 PM

    Re: [No Subject]

    Nova means “New” in latin and several other Romance languages, In english it is accociated
    with “Super Nova” or a giant bright star.

    No Va means very roughly “it doesn’t go”
    “nova” doesn’t equal “no va”

    and besides who cares if it is even simalar to “no va”, you may be thinking of the popular urban legend that Chevy made a mistake by naming their car nova and releaseing it in spanish speaking countries go hear to learn why this false (http://spanish.about.com/library/weekly/aa072301a.htm)

    and when you actually look at branding, Coca Cola
    didn’t shy away from its Brand name in latin america even though, coca is accociated with drugs and cola is slang for tail.

  50. Anonymous Says:

    New name

    Maybe MediaOS !

  51. Anonymous Says:

    New name

    New name: Beyond , FireBe , MayBe , Being ,

  52. Anonymous Says:

    In Response To Big Al @ 10/27/2002 5:13:59 PM

    Re: All 15 names still stink!

    I imagine Palm wouldn’t care one way or the other, and the name OpenBeOScould probably be licensed if they did (probably for free). If you really want to change it, you should call it GalapagOS.

    chris

  53. Anonymous Says:

    In Response To Anonymous @ 11/07/2002 7:21:53 PM

    Re: Wrong pronounciation

    At least it’s not as bad as when they mangle gould! (Gow-oold, Gew-ow-oold, Gew-old)) I think it’s humorous.

    Hmmm…an orange! I don’t like it either.

  54. Anonymous Says:

    In Response To Anonymous @ 11/08/2002 2:57:52 PM

    Re: New name

    BeItOS?
    BeThereOS?
    BeOpen! Not only a command but a statement of BeOS being ‘Open’! In the command form, “BeOpen to the Possibilities!, the Streaming, the Media, the Power!…”

    Other wise I like the 2BeOS or TuBeOs idea. I think the others are good for codenames but not for the final product name.

  55. rmonteux Says:

    OpenBeOS name voting

    ‘Indigo’ is not bad at all.

    ‘Indigo/OS’, or ‘Indigo/OS 1′ also for example.

    Cheers

  56. Anonymous Says:

    In Response To rmonteux @ 11/20/2002 11:08:48 PM

    Re: OpenBeOS name voting

    indigo

  57. wizb Says:

    [No Subject]

    INVICTUS

  58. Anonymous Says:

    [No Subject]

    INVICTUS

  59. Anonymous Says:

    In Response To Anonymous @ 11/03/2002 01:08:53 AM

    Re: hurry up

    “hurry hp” is “hayaku”

  60. Anonymous Says:

    OBOS Nameing

    how about FreeBe, or newBe, or maybe booBe… sorry, I couldn’t help my self.

  61. Anonymous Says:

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  62. Anonymous Says:

    FARTOS… I like it!

    That would’ve been my vote (fart in the face of MS, maybe? certainly wouldn’t be taken already!) if not for TuBe. I cast my vote there and retract the other 5. Although, the fact that the domain is taken could mean trouble later.

    Better go with FartOS.

    Actually, I’m liking the looks of Zeta at the moment, but OBOS will be done some day too.

  63. Anonymous Says:

    Symphony is out because IBM owns that trademark.
    (Lotus Symphony spreadsheet)

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