Because some of these names look like they were created by a 5 year old. Seriously! Isn’t it hard enough to sell OS without the additional hurdles? How many misconceptions do you need to add to your “to fight” list?
Let me give you a small sample…
… Is what we see frequently in soap operas, made for TV movies, and courtroom dramas.
Oh wait… We’re talking about a backup program.
Yes, it’s still in beta, so it has a chance to correct this issue. But I won’t be holding my breath.
This is really an awesome utility and it breaks my heart to include it… But what were you thinking?!
I kid you not. That’s really the name of an office suite. It’s a variant of the OpenOffice suite and is apparently modified with added improvements.
The project site claims better functionality and more “polish”, though I haven’t tried it.
But somehow, I doubt there are many others out there (besides freaks) who want to get their hands dirty with Go-oo. An office suite maybe, but definitely not Go-oo.
OH! You meant “Go”, break, “oo”! Well, how many people do you think will get that on the first try.
Two words… Pulp Fiction.
You know, I don’t recall any other acronym besides “GNU” that has evoked this many questionable titles (see below, there’s more where that came from).
Speaking of weird fetishes, I don’t think the added pink text and cheesy font are hiding any innuendo here… or helping much.
And aims to correct all the aberrations and bad taste left behind by the afore mentioned fork.
OK seriously… I don’t even know where to start…
It’s bad enough you people had to mess with perfection, but dragging Vi into this too?
Trying to merge traits of both editors to end this dispute is like claiming interracial babies will end racism… It bloody won’t!
No, it’s not the name of a get-rich-quick scheme you’ll find in your inbox.
But you could have fooled me if I hadn’t actually seen the project first and I wasn’t familiar with GNU.
I can understand you want to give it a meaningful title and you want to include the “GNU” badge, but seriously?
GnuCash is actually quite a nice piece of software for managing your finances. It’s a pretty good alternative for Quicken. But don’t think I can get my mom to use it instead, let alone a boss, with a name like that.
It’s doesn’t weigh 200Lbs – 300Lbs, have super powers, wear a costume, fight crime, or enjoy bananas.
What is actually a very reliable and high performance load-balancing software package for Linux, has a name that makes it near impossible to sell it to corporate Pinhead(© Bill O’Rly) bosses. You know for a fact, these idiots always look at the name first. If the IT people are smart enough to hide the name of the software and just call it the “load balancer”, they can get away with installing it. Or else, forget it!
Do you have any idea how many people in charge of money will scoff at spending any IT time (therefore money) on something with this unfortunate name?
I think that’s enough to get the message across. The more discerning of you will notice what’s really happening here. The fact is that these software packages are put together by nerds and geeks. And nerds and geeks will use nerdy and geeky names.
Some of the titles (adding those not mentioned here) are outright embarrassing. And not even the RotN kind of funny embarrassing. I mean face turning red, can’t look at boss, muttering the name (hoping for the boss’ poor hearing + morning Tequila to make up a new name) type of embarrassing.
I know it’s not all their fault. I’m sure most people didn’t even know what a Gimp was before Pulp Fiction. But change with the times as they say…