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Post Posted December 6th, 2002, 11:00 pm

priior wrote:"do you use ie? no.. i use pixie"

that is very cool.

on the subject of the pixie "browser" though, what exactly are they copyrighted as? as loading web pages, or just pictures?

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Post Posted December 7th, 2002, 12:41 am

Hmm... and would you like to have e.g. an image browser called "Mozilla"? There are a lot of people using Pixie (it was included in many Linux distros) and the browser once called Phoenix. This would be really confusing, I think.

Or, if it's so fun to have two different programs called the same way, let's call Phoenix "gcc" or "Visual Basic .NET". :P

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Post Posted December 7th, 2002, 3:33 am

What about the "Stormbringer"??? Good brave birdie ;)
I like fast and reliable browsers.... Guess which ones?

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Post Posted December 7th, 2002, 5:36 am

what do you all think about <strong>soul</strong>?

I mean Phoenix has no e-mail, chat or composer. It only has the core components of Mozilla. It's just the soul of Mozilla.
It can also be something with soul in it:
eg. <strong>Sounix</strong> or seomething like that.

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Post Posted December 7th, 2002, 5:52 am

I haven't seen any reply to my WW2 planes' nickanmes post...
XF wrote:Aircobra, Corsair, Boomerang, Liberator, Warhawk, Swordfish, Freccia (Italian, "arrow" in English), Condor, Gladiator, Meteor, Wildcat, Hellcat, Avenger, Hurricane, Tempest, Typhoon, Stuka (this is German, don't know if it means something), Lightning, Saetta (lightning in Italian...), Thunderbolt, Sparviero (similar to a hawk), Spitfire (as I mentioned before...).

Many deal with birds, fire, speed... and I've seen just 2 or 3 proposed before, not more...

Any feedback?
..::XF::..

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Post Posted December 7th, 2002, 9:01 am

So far, there are a number of cool names that have been suggested:

*Zephyr (top votegetter in my poll)
*Scamp (not scampi)
*Phox (fox, with a Phoenix heritage)
*Newt (it's cute)
*Netbird (ditto)
*Io (short name, quick satellite--close to its massive primary)
*Firebird (with a Phoenix symbol and a reference to Stravinski's music, it might overcome that car reference)(it's also a database: http://firebird.sourceforge.net/ but not a browser)(second votegetter in my poll)
*Eos (Greek for dawn, as in eos rododactylos)
*Blake (he might be too modest to allow it, but . . .)
*Athena (the goddess who pulled Odysseus out of trouble)

We can't use:

*Pixie (already being used as an image browser-- http://www.mosfet.org/pixie/ )
*Salamander (already being used as a browser-- http://members.tripod.com/OskarK/salamander.html )

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Post Posted December 7th, 2002, 9:43 am

hmm i prefer the name Mozilla Light or Light Mozilla.
Don't know if someone allready suggeste the name becuase this thread is very very long...

greetz

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Post Posted December 7th, 2002, 9:44 am

jensf wrote:hmm i prefer the name Mozilla Light or Light Mozilla.
Don't know if someone allready suggeste the name becuase this thread is very very long...


Nope, you're the very first.

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Post Posted December 7th, 2002, 9:53 am

XF wrote: Stuka (this is German, don't know if it means something)

This should be German??
I am German, but I don't know any word like "Stuka" :confused:
I only know the city Stuttgart :D ... or "Stuck" ( = stucco or moulding)
... maybe it's a non common acronym....

/edit
It is an acronym and means: "Sturzkampf Bomber", a kind of war plane
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Post Posted December 7th, 2002, 9:53 am

Falcon ?

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Post Posted December 7th, 2002, 9:56 am

Well, if a bird name was good enough the first time around, how about a fierce bird name?

Griffin

A mythicalanimal typically having the the head forepart and wings of an eagle and the body, hind legs and tail of a lion.

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Post Posted December 7th, 2002, 10:00 am

Paula wrote:
XF wrote: Stuka (this is German, don't know if it means something)

This should be German??
I am German, but I don't know any word like "Stuka" :confused:
I only know the city Stuttgart :D ... or "Stuck" ( = stucco or moulding)
... maybe it's a non common acronym....


Yeah, me too I'm German, don't know it either (and IAAL - I am a Linguist ;) ) - the only reference I could find was as a name for a plane (a Ju something).

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Post Posted December 7th, 2002, 10:04 am

Nearly 900 replies and approaching 70,000 views. Guess that makes this a pretty hot forum topic. Does anyone (Blake, perhaps) know when a new name might be chosen? When "Stuka" starts getting attention I worry that we've run completely out of ideas!

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Post Posted December 7th, 2002, 10:10 am

I read through the whole thread, and there are a lot of good suggestions. I thought Fox was clever. Firebird is a logical choice, but to me it seems a bit over-used. I loved the symbolism behind Athena, but I would not be comfortable naming a browser after her. A database system, maybe, but not a client program. I'd like to throw in another suggestion though:

<strong>FLARE</strong>
<a href="http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=flare">http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=flare</a>

It's short and pronounceable, keeps with the fire theme, suggests its homophone 'flair', and has connotations of speed and light. It seems to fit well enough with Thunderbird, too, particularly since lightning can be described as a flare.

As for being taken, the TESS reports a trademark for computer hardware for descrambling and decoding, and software for the engineering design of process safety flares. There are two somewhat relevant trademarks for telephone equipment and PDAs, and software used in controllers and data acquisition systems. However, both of those are abandoned.

The first 15 pages of a google search for 'flare -pants -"solar flare"' yield an <a href="http://www.flare.net">ISP</a>, a <a href="http://www.xara.com/support/docs/webformat/spec/">graphics format</a>, and a <a href="http://www.flare.org">computer language</a>. Flare.com, flare.org, and flare.net are all taken.


'Flair' itself is not trademarked in the US by anything remotely resembling a web browser. (I think I only saw one software trademark on the entire list.) flair.org is for sale, and general consensus seems to be that Phoenix definately has flair:

flair n.
1. A natural talent or aptitude; a knack: a flair for interior decorating.
2. Instinctive discernment; keenness: a flair for the exotica.
3. Distinctive elegance or style: served us with flair.

The first 10 pages of Google reveal a sort of <a href="http://healthpolicy.stanford.edu/PALS/program.html">interface</a> for the elderly, a German (?) <a href="http://www.flair-fem.de/readme.htm">design program</a> and another <a href="http://www.rola.com/flair_e.htm">software</a> for police case processing.

Anyhow, that's my 2 cents. Y'all have fun picking a name. :wink:

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Post Posted December 7th, 2002, 10:12 am

I think if it's a bird it should be Raven

Of course, we could use the greek spelling: phoinix, but as Blake siad, it has to be different

pyr, Greek for fire (pyr pronounced like fire)
Also used as a modern prefix in the form of pyro ex. pyroelectricity

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