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Post Posted December 15th, 2002, 4:53 am

the only two I like are

SPHINX
FIREBIRD

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Post Posted December 15th, 2002, 7:53 am

Xulu's growing on me...

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Post Posted December 15th, 2002, 8:08 am

thumperward wrote:Xulu's growing on me...

You might want to have that checked! :wink: Actually, Xulu is an awesome suggestion. Kudos again to fittysix for a nice choice.
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Post Posted December 15th, 2002, 10:26 am

Yeah Xulu is a great suggestion.

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Post Posted December 15th, 2002, 11:07 am

i think i will rename phoenix.exe to xulu.exe right now :)

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Post Posted December 15th, 2002, 3:45 pm

Apollo wrote:Yeah Xulu is a great suggestion.
I have to agree, Xulu is a great name.

As phoeni<b>X</b> ends, so <b>X</b>ulu begins!

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Post Posted December 15th, 2002, 5:16 pm

And if the name did become Xulu, the email client could be named <b>Xen</b> for <b>X</b>ul <b>E</b>mail and <b>N</b>ews! :)

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Post Posted December 16th, 2002, 12:31 am

[quote="redmyrlin"]And if the name did become Xulu, the email client could be named <b>Xen</b> for <b>X</b>ul <b>E</b>mail and <b>N</b>ews! :)[/quote]

Oh, that's just what we need. Xulu and Xen, to be confused with Xenu, and then it'll be thought of as the Scientology Browser,.

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Post Posted December 16th, 2002, 11:47 am

JenHi wrote:Zu
Swan
Cobra
BOB (Best Of Browsers)
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The future former Phoenix may indeed be the "best of browsers", but unfortunately the name "Bob" has already been used for an absolutely awful Microsoft program a few years ago. It was a suite of integrated apps (not unlike Works) with a thoroughly hideous, dumbed-down interface. It was the Edsel of computer software.

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Post Posted December 16th, 2002, 12:12 pm

Firebird reminds me of a car-model that Bill Gates might have dreamt of in his teens, in all honesty I didn't even know it was an "existing" bird....and I'm afraid that this also counts for many other non-native-English speakers/browser-users.

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Post Posted December 16th, 2002, 4:13 pm

I did a search in google on the top five names that I had counted earlier ... here are some stats


Sphinx http://www.sphinxsoftware.com/
Firebird http://www.firebird.net/
Fox http://www.fox.ro/
Phox
Discovery http://www.discoverysoft.com/
Ion http://www.ionsoftware.co.uk/
Athena http://www.athenavisual.com/default.htm
Px http://www.pxsoftware.com/
Dragonfly http://www.dfly.com/

Xulu http://www.xulusoft.com/content.cfm?cont_uid=3

Almost all the names in the top list are existing names of different types of software...

I guess we will need a name like they name some of the celestial bodies :) ....
Browser No. 4MG.128 which would stand for 4th browser from the Mozilla Gecko 128 bit engine...
Linux + Firebird + gtk2 + XFT is neat.

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Post Posted December 16th, 2002, 4:20 pm

chrookee wrote:I guess we will need a name like they name some of the celestial bodies :) ....
Browser No. 4MG.128 which would stand for 4th browser from the Mozilla Gecko 128 bit engine...

4th?? where did u learn math?

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Post Posted December 16th, 2002, 4:20 pm

no we don't. here's an example why:

asa wrote:
Ted Mielczarek wrote:
http://firebird.sourceforge.net/

Is that convincing enough? It's a shame, I would have liked it.

What does a relational database have to do with a web browser. Trademark law says that there has to be customer confusion before you have a problem. The chances of someone confusing a web browser and a relational database are about as slim as someone confusing a loaf of bread and a bananna.

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the only reason we can't use names is if they are trademarked for a BROWSER sort of software.

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Post Posted December 16th, 2002, 4:29 pm

I notice my personal favourite <b>Dragonfly</b> is part of the name of the company, not the application. There should be no legal point of contention between <b>Dragonfly Software</b> and <b>Dragonfly Internet Browser</b> :)

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Post Posted December 16th, 2002, 7:10 pm

Wow! Wanna see something <b>really</b> freaky?

http://www.xulu.com/
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