Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 26th Nov 2009 00:05 UTC, submitted by elsewhere
KDE We all know what KDE stands for, right? Unless you're new here, you'll know that it stands for the K Desktop Environment. While this certainly covers a large chunk of what KDE stands for, it has increasingly lost its meaning over the past few years. Consequently, the KDE team has decided to 'reposition' the KDE brand.
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Mass renaming needed
by seratne on Thu 26th Nov 2009 04:18 UTC
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That's just one of the problems with all of the OSS world. The naming is horrendous in all parts. KDE Gnome gimp gtk pitivi Thunderbird firefox f-spot etc. What in the world do any of these names mean? Way too many acronyms and made up words. Most other main stream apps are more sensical: photoshop word iChat iPhoto internet explorer. Is it seriously that hard to come up with a name that can actually be pronounced?

KDE has actually done nothing here to lessen confusion.

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