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Walter unleashed!

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Posted by:Ryan on Tuesday, 05 Nov, 2002 @ 4:41 PM
 
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In what /has/ to be a joke, this link has appeared on openbeos.org. If that is their actual name, they RULE. The world is amazing. If not, it sure is a good joke. :)



27 Responses to “Walter unleashed!”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    The Best !!!

    By far the best of the 15 name OBOS came up with.
    I think we sould vote for that too.
    Its very clever and seriously it does make a point (lots of them …)

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Yeees!

    Welcome Home, Mr. Walter.

  3. Anonymous Says:

    As in “The Big Lebowski”?

    I can’t halp myself, but when I hear (or read) the name “Walter” it always remembers me of the character in “The Big Lebowski”.

    At least it’s not a bore, I’d say :-) )

  4. Ruprect Says:

    “Who peed on your rug, dude?”

    No, Walter, you’re not wrong, you’re just an asshole!

    I love Big Lebowski. Easily the most underrated Coen film. Very quotable!

  5. Anonymous Says:

    It’s a joke

    It is a running joke on the OpenBeOS list, which was started by BGA.

    /Brian Matzon

  6. BGA Says:

    In Response To Anonymous @ 11/06/2002 02:22:23 AM

    Re: It’s a joke

    Heh… Sure people take that as a joke, but I could not be more serious! ;)

    -Bruno

  7. Nutcase Says:

    In Response To Ruprect @ 11/05/2002 9:43:36 PM

    Re:

    Damn it walter! You’re like a little kid who just wandered into the room. This is none of your concern. Now turn around and shut up.

  8. Anonymous Says:

    In Response To BGA @ 11/06/2002 05:31:22 AM

    Re: It’s a joke

    i like it

  9. Anonymous Says:

    In Response To BGA @ 11/06/2002 05:31:22 AM

    Re: It’s a joke

    I like walter as well, and the logo isn’t bad to boot. is it too late to change my vote?

  10. Ruprect Says:

    In Response To Nutcase @ 11/06/2002 10:41:58 AM

    You can’t eat just one…

    “You want a toe? I can get you a toe, believe me. There are ways, Dude. You don’t wanna know about it, believe me.”

    “Yeah, but Walter…”

    “Hell, I can get you a toe by 3 o’clock this afternoon…with nail polish.”

  11. Ruprect Says:

    In Response To Nutcase @ 11/06/2002 10:41:58 AM

    Help me, I can’t stop!

    Nihilists! I mean, say what you like about the tenets of National Socialism, Dude, at least it’s an ethos.

  12. Ruprect Says:

    In Response To Nutcase @ 11/06/2002 10:41:58 AM

    Last one, I promise!

    Smokey, this is not ‘Nam. This is bowling. There are rules.

    ~~~~—

    What’s a… pederast, Walter?

    ~~~~–

    We believe in nothing, Lebowski. Nothing. And tomorrow we come back and we cut off your chonson.

  13. Xcott Craver Says:

    Please to be explaining…

    If someone can let the rest of us in on the name and what it means, please do.

    What I want to know is, what does this name have to do with the BeOS? I’d prefer a name which says something about the OS’s speed/performance/elegance, or makes some reference to what it is or was.

    Personally, I think “the GeekPort” would have been the best possible name; I wonder why they never chose that one. Trademark trouble, I suppose?
    -X

  14. Anonymous Says:

    extra vote

    OpenBeOS should do an extra voting round:
    “Do you prefer ‘Walter’ over all the candidates in the previous round:

    O Yes!!!!! ‘Walter’ is a way cooler name than all of the others!

    O No, it is a childish way to name something.”

    Hoping public pressure works,
    _V_

  15. Anonymous Says:

    In Response To Anonymous @ 11/07/2002 03:18:32 AM

    Re: extra vote

    P.S. Having a name like ‘Walter’, makes for a good FAQ and anecdote.

  16. Anonymous Says:

    In Response To BGA @ 11/06/2002 05:31:22 AM

    Re: It’s a joke

    I agree with bruno. I think its a damn fine name and the logo’s not bad at all.

    HarjTT

    : o )>

  17. Anonymous Says:

    hmmm

    don’t like it. reminds me of the old guy in the movie “the burbs” with bruce dern and tom hanks. old guy name is bad for an os that relies on it’s speed and efficiency.

    hope it is a joke.

    on a side note, i do like the logo. but not the name for an os. sorry…

  18. Nutcase Says:

    In Response To Ruprect @ 11/07/2002 00:08:57 AM

    Re: Last one, I promise!

    Not on the rug man.

    That rug tied the whole room together.

    He said take any rug in the house.

  19. Anonymous Says:

    In Response To Xcott Craver @ 11/07/2002 00:40:26 AM

    Re: Please to be explaining…

    Xcott wrote:
    > I’d prefer a name which says something about the OS’s speed/performance/elegance, or makes some reference to what it is or was

    So what you really want is not a name, but a one-word marketing press release.

    — Lars

  20. Anonymous Says:

    In Response To BGA @ 11/06/2002 05:31:22 AM

    It better be a joke…

    Seriously, Walter wouldn’t be so great. It doesn’t say anything positive about the OS. We need to offer potential users something more “positive” and “exciting” and even vaguely descriptive of the OS. It also isn’t catchy, positive, neutral or marketable like “Linux” or, even better, “BeOS.”

    Now, the logo that goes with Walter, is really cool, so my hat’s off to the artist. I just don’t like that name. Come on.. how could it beat “Firefly?” There’s even a very cool science fiction TV show called Firefly… It’s a good accidental association.

    I’m just a sour grape, I guess. It would be ideal to just keep the damn name we have. OpenBeOS.

    -Jace
    Still posting anonymously because his login doesn’t seem to work.

  21. Xcott Craver Says:

    Re: Please to be explaining…

    > So what you really want is not a name, but a
    > one-word marketing press release.

    No, I just want a name that’s actually related to the thing being named in some way. Like most other software in the world.

    This isn’t a huge request; nor is it a huge request that we pick a name with good prosody, either. “FireBox” and “Haiku” satisfy both of these requirements, for instance. So do other names on the ballot. Both allude to the OS we know and love, both suggest positive OS qualities (speed, elegance) and both roll off the tongue well.

    “Walter” sounds like we asked some random person on the street to come up with a name for something without telling him what it is. It doesn’t make me think of speed or elegance—it makes me think of a sitcom character played by Tom Arnold. It makes me think of nasal spray and corduroy and piano accordion lessons.

    X

  22. Ruprect Says:

    In Response To Nutcase @ 11/07/2002 09:16:57 AM

    Re: Last one, I promise!

    “Sometimes you eat Windows, and sometimes… well, Windows eats you.”

  23. ansis5 Says:

    In Response To Xcott Craver @ 11/07/2002 10:33:32 PM

    Re: Please to be explaining…

    After seeing the logo, I was reminded me of “Big Mouth Billy Bass” - a robotic fish that sings, etc. It was all the rage at my office for awhile. (We Okies entertain easily.) For those previously unexposed to said Bass:

    http://www.gemmy.com/Assets/BillyBass/BillyTable/BigMouthBillyHAPPY.htm

    :P

    Be warned, the site above is beyond annoying - -

  24. Anonymous Says:

    In Response To Xcott Craver @ 11/07/2002 10:33:32 PM

    Re: Please to be explaining…

    > No, I just want a name that’s actually related to the thing being named in some way. Like most other software in the world.

    You mean like ‘Sprite’, ‘Plan 9′, ‘Amoeba’, ‘Solaris’, ‘Adium’, or ‘Dano’?

    And I’m sorry, but neither ‘Firebox’ nor ‘Haiku’ trigger any associations with ’speed’ or ‘elegance’ with me, nor do any of the other suggested names. And using BiCaps in ‘Firebox’ would just make it worse.

    — Lars

  25. Anonymous Says:

    Walter

    The name “Walter” makes sense in a way…

    W(indows)ALTER(native)

    I guess that’s all there is to it.

  26. Hugh Says:

    In Response To Anonymous @ 11/10/2002 09:57:53 AM

    Re: Walter

    I find the name much more original than *any* of the other proposals..
    And the deeper meaning you got there is really nice!

    Another connotation: W = Double U = Double YOU (be more, better, extend your possibilities)

    BTW my father is called “Walter” :-P

    Hugh

  27. David Erlewine Says:

    In Response To Anonymous @ 11/05/2002 8:26:17 PM

    Great Lebowski lines

    “Board it.”

    “Over the line!”

    “He’s a nihilist.” “Must be exhausting.”

    “…without the necessary means to the necessary means…”

    “so i’m a lebowski, you’re a lebowski…”

    “you are obviously not a golfer.”

    “it really tied the room together”

    “You’re being very un-Dude.”

    “and they peed on it” “Donny, please.”

    “I don’t use the oven and I don’t FUCKING ROLL!”

    “Your revolution is over! My condolences!”

    “he looks like a fucking loser.” “yeah, well at least i’m housetrained.”

    “tomorrow’s the 10th.” “far out.”

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