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Re: [tdf-discuss] Name Change for LibreOffice Applications

I also don't like the current names much either. IMHO, they don't sound very
good and they don't describe the apps well either. "Calc" makes the app
sound like it's an advanced calculator, not a spreadsheet app, "Impress" is
too generic, and "Writer" sounds like a specialized tool for writers. I do
like the names for "Draw", "Base", and "Formula", though.

A fair point, but rebranding doesn't always help - it can cause confusion.  Plenty of programs 
use names that are well-known, whether they always make sense or not.


'Word' does more than just words.
'WordPerfect' can make mistakes.
'WordPro' can be used by amateurs too.

'Excel' does not always excel.
'1-2-3' can manage big numbers too.

'PowerPoint' has nothing to do with AC electrical outlets.

'Photoshop' is about more than photographs.
'GIMP' can be used by normal people too.
'Paint.NET' does not require a brush.

'Firefox' has nothing to do with burning wild mammals.
'Chrome' is not an element.

'Scribus' is not just for midieval monks who copy manuscripts.
'Page Maker' isn't just for people who manufacture paper.

'Windows' isn't made of glass.
'Unix' can be used by anyone, not just eunuchs.

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