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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RE: Mass renaming needed
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 26th Nov 2009 19:42 UTC in reply to "Mass renaming needed"
Bill Shooter of Bul
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2006-07-14

What the heck does Excel mean? Outlook? PowerPoint? Access? .Net? Safari? Quark ? Quicken? Flash? Acrobat? Google? Yahoo?

There are a lot of strangely worded programs that don't quite explain what they do. Its not limited to FOSS. But of FOSS programs, I've always thought that the KDE programs were most appopriately named: Kwrite, Kmoney, KOffice. Konsole, Kedit, etc. Basically anything that starts with a K, I instantly suspect is a kde app. That's good branding. Like the i for Apple.

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