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Windows -> These are not the glass variety.
Starbucks -> You won't find a monetary unit here that can be used in interstellar space.
TizMee – Tizen compatibility layer for MeeGo
Posted Dec 21, 2012 20:08 UTC (Fri) by pr1268 (subscriber, #24648)
> Coke, Pepsi, McDonalds -> how do you know these are food related products?
I'm sure these names in particular enjoy a certain level of ubiquity to have most of the population associate them with food and drinks. I suppose, though, that the rapidly evolving nature of software kinda puts a damper on establishing this ubiquity for various application software packages.
> Windows -> These are not the glass variety.
> Starbucks -> You won't find a monetary unit here that can be used in interstellar space.
I believe Microsoft named it "Windows" because it was/is like a window into your computer. Or something like that. Starbucks (the coffee shop chain) is named after a character in the Herman Melville novel Moby-Dick.
P.S. Any criticism of Gnome (as a name for a Window Manager) can be re-assessed when you consider it's an acronym of GNU Network Object Model Environment (whatever that means).
Posted Dec 21, 2012 20:21 UTC (Fri) by dlang (✭ supporter ✭, #313)
At the time, this was not the normal mode of operations
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