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Old 16-11-2012, 14:46
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OK, I admit to being a bit of a grump these days, but why are we seeing platforms, software, OS's etc wuth such kiddy names?

Ice cream sandwich
Jelly Bean
Raspberry Pi.

What's the thinking behind it? Indeed is there any?
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Old 16-11-2012, 14:52
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I think the worst is key lime pie.
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Old 16-11-2012, 15:01
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I quite like them, it's more fun than iOS4, iOS5, iOS6, etc.
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Old 16-11-2012, 15:05
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At least there's a lot of them, Apple is running out of wild felines, the next OSX will have to be called Hello Kitty.
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Old 16-11-2012, 15:36
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At least Eclipse uses more grown-up names: Europa, Ganymede, Galileo, Helios, Indigo, Juno.

Don't know why there is no F and 2 G's though.
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Old 16-11-2012, 15:39
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OK, I admit to being a bit of a grump these days, but why are we seeing platforms, software, OS's etc wuth such kiddy names?

Ice cream sandwich
Jelly Bean
Raspberry Pi.

What's the thinking behind it? Indeed is there any?
The first two are Android versions, Android versions are always named after foodstuff (generally some kind of sweet food or pudding)
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Old 16-11-2012, 16:54
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Android is named alphebetically with each version. Its also name after a desert.

So it goes, A,B,C,D,E,F,G,H,I,J,K
Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice cream sandwich, Jelly bean, Key lime pie etc...

Not really kiddy names, and like mentioned above there are still version numbers
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Old 16-11-2012, 17:26
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Android is named alphebetically with each version. Its also name after a desert.

So it goes, A,B,C,D,E,F,G,H,I,J,K
Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice cream sandwich, Jelly bean, Key lime pie etc...

Not really kiddy names, and like mentioned above there are still version numbers
<slaps head>

Oh my word. I have been using these names for ages but hadn't realised they were in alphabetical order! I always struggled to remember which order they came in - now it's easy! Doh!
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Old 16-11-2012, 17:33
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Android is named alphebetically with each version. Its also name after a desert.

So it goes, A,B,C,D,E,F,G,H,I,J,K
Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice cream sandwich, Jelly bean, Key lime pie etc...

Not really kiddy names, and like mentioned above there are still version numbers
Looks up froyo. I expected it to be something more exciting than shoving some yoghurt into a freezer.
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Old 16-11-2012, 17:52
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Yeh, I would like to see more fancy/classy deserts rather than snack ones aha.

I missed out cupcake btw. Forgot about that one.
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Old 16-11-2012, 17:55
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So it goes, A,B,C,D,E,F,G,H,I,J,K
Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice cream sandwich, Jelly bean, Key lime pie etc...
Don't forget Cupcake

Edit: I see you beat me to it lol
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Old 16-11-2012, 18:57
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Looks up froyo. I expected it to be something more exciting than shoving some yoghurt into a freezer.
froyo is very yummy though

I don't mind the naming system, I just don't like the name key lime pie!
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Old 16-11-2012, 19:13
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no-ones mentioned ubuntu yet....
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Old 16-11-2012, 21:16
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I think android should bring out apple pie
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Old 16-11-2012, 21:17
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I think android should bring out apple pie
Sadly A has passed
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Old 16-11-2012, 22:11
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I think android should bring out apple pie
A and B were named after robots....A for Astro and B for Bender....then they switched to desserts starting with C for Cupcake...Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, K(ey Lime Pie).....gosh it's so fun typing that....
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Old 16-11-2012, 22:25
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A and B were named after robots....A for Astro and B for Bender....then they switched to desserts starting with C for Cupcake...Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, K(ey Lime Pie).....gosh it's so fun typing that....
I think the names are kinda fun, it's the reason I like the way Apple name OSX after cats. Names like iOS1, iOS2... S just boring.

And don't get me starting on Windows... Their naming scheme must be made up by a child or a crazy man called ballmer
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Old 16-11-2012, 22:58
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And don't get me starting on Windows..., Their naming scheme must be made up by a child or a crazy man called ballmer
What's the difference?

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Old 16-11-2012, 23:01
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I think the names are kinda fun, it's the reason I like the way Apple name OSX after cats. Names like iOS1, iOS2... S just boring.

And don't get me starting on Windows... Their naming scheme must be made up by a child or a crazy man called ballmer
windows versions were named after physical locations for a while, I don't think 8 had a code name. Wiki has it listed as Metro (not longer used due to legal action) but I thought that was the name of the interface design.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...soft_codenames
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Old 16-11-2012, 23:02
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What's the difference?

Atleast iOS versions make sence but Windiws 7 is not the seventh version of windows, didn't even run a seventh version of the NT kernel, no one could explain where the 7 came from.

Also ME still gives me nightmares...
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Old 16-11-2012, 23:10
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Atleast iOS versions make sence but Windiws 7 is not the seventh version of windows, didn't even run a seventh version of the NT kernel, no one could explain where the 7 came from.

Also ME still gives me nightmares...
Depends how you look at things with Windows

Windows 1
Windows 2
Windows 3
Windows 95 and 98 and ME (Windows 4)
Windows XP (Windows 5)
Windows Vista (Windows 6)
Windows 7
Windows 8

Makes perfect sense to me.
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Old 16-11-2012, 23:13
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Depends how you look at things with Windows

Windows 1
Windows 2
Windows 3
Windows 95 and 98 and ME (Windows 4)
Windows XP (Windows 5)
Windows Vista (Windows 6)
Windows 7
Windows 8

Makes perfect sense to me.
Well you if you combine 3 major OS releases into 1 sure lol...

These were paid for new versions of windows, and sold as such, not minor updates... No more minor than vista to 7 or Windows 1 to 2.
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Old 16-11-2012, 23:43
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Well you if you combine 3 major OS releases into 1 sure lol...

These were paid for new versions of windows, and sold as such, not minor updates... No more minor than vista to 7 or Windows 1 to 2.
98 and ME were polished versions of 95. And Windows 7 was used for marketing reasons to get away from Vista. Seem logical - from a marketing view.
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Old 16-11-2012, 23:47
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98 and ME were polished versions of 95. And Windows 7 was used for marketing reasons to get away from Vista. Seem logical - from a marketing view.
Indeed it's 7 because it suited Microsoft to be so, no other reason, windows 3 was just a polished version is 1 and 2.

It wasn't the seventh retail edition of windows, even Windows guys such as Paul Thurrott agrees that it makes no sense.
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Old 16-11-2012, 23:52
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Indeed it's 7 because it suited Microsoft to be so, no other reason, windows 3 was just a polished version is 1 and 2.

It wasn't the seventh retail edition of windows, even Windows guys such as Paul Thurrott agrees that it makes no sense.
If you look at it as I did it makes perfect sense. It's just done for marketing reasons - a name does not need to make sense. No different than when Palm went from the III model straight to the V
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