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Confusing name: sounds like Debian, but isn't

Confusing name: sounds like Debian, but isn't

Posted Jun 20, 2011 20:27 UTC (Mon) by erich (guest, #7127)
Parent article: Webian: A Mozilla-based web desktop

Seriously: this project needs a new name. The name sounds like Debian, but isn't. This is bound to confuse users.
One of the first things mentioned was "Webian OS", which further contributes to this confusion.
So Debian + Gnome-Shell != Webian Shell != WebOS? Oh no, wait, WebOS was a mobile OS, wasn't it?
Seriously, find sensible names.


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Confusing name: sounds like Debian, but isn't

Posted Jun 20, 2011 20:55 UTC (Mon) by Julie (guest, #66693) [Link]

The name sounds like Debian, but isn't...

Quite, as soon as I saw it I thought it was a Debian thingie.

Seriously, find sensible names.

Yep, here's another example:

Note that the name "Chromeless" refers to Mozilla's long-standing habit of calling its existing user interface layer "chrome," and is not taking a swipe at the Google browser.

Without Nathan's warning, here I would have been confused again.

Confusing name: sounds like Debian, but isn't

Posted Jun 20, 2011 22:00 UTC (Mon) by rahulsundaram (subscriber, #21946) [Link]

Mozilla has been using the name Chrome before Google announced the browser with the same name. Faulting Mozilla for this seems ironical.

Confusing name: sounds like Debian, but isn't

Posted Jun 21, 2011 19:15 UTC (Tue) by Julie (guest, #66693) [Link]

I wouldn't have said that one potential user (Nathan) implying in a review that a name may cause confusion or another potential user (me) agreeing with them is the same as 'faulting' Mozilla for the arising confusion.

If you mean that Google should be faulted for it I wouldn't be in a position to judge, but I do think that if the name (Chrome) was already being used in a publicly visible way by another entity (Mozilla) - if that's what you were saying - then to choose the same one was at the very least not very sensible of Google.

Confusing name: sounds like Debian, but isn't

Posted Jun 22, 2011 16:53 UTC (Wed) by n8willis (subscriber, #43041) [Link]

But you are overlooking the possibility that Francis's top-secret plan is to build Webian OS into a full-blown operating system by bundling the Webian Shell & related apps on top of a Debian core....

He didn't suggest anything of the sort, but it wouldn't be a terrible idea, either. And he's certainly not unfamiliar with the name....

Nate


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