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post #41 of 60
Personally I think it is a good choice. Might not be so great for French Mac users, though.
post #42 of 60
Definitely a dumb name. Rendezvous was great. Not sure why Tibco is so darn picky... it increases people's awareness of the name resulting in more people asking about their product when they see the name in connection with them. Mindshare.

Please don't use Bonjour, Apple. You can think of something better.
post #43 of 60
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Originally posted by coolfactor
Definitely a dumb name. Rendezvous was great. Not sure why Tibco is so darn picky... it increases people's awareness of the name resulting in more people asking about their product when they see the name in connection with them. Mindshare....

nice idea. problem is that at this stage of corporate evolution they don't like the 'share' part of mindshare or marketshare... f8ck Tibco...
post #44 of 60
How about:

LaizzezFaire

A) Still French
B) It means translated to English "Hands Off"

We use the term in this country in politics to refer to a LaizzezFaire approach to the econony or job market or any number of things.

Zero Config is a "hands off" approach to IP Configuring.

Plus it would mean something to French Mac users AND sound less dorky.

The alternative...

Everyone outside of Apple just continue to call it Rendezvous!
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post #45 of 60
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Originally posted by ChillMac
Everyone outside of Apple just continue to call it Rendezvous!

You know that's what's going to happen
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post #46 of 60
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Originally posted by sunilraman
How about GetFreaky? Kind of opposite of what you want to happen...

Other ideas:
GetWitIt
UltraTalk (hmm sounds like Ultraman)
HyperTalk (confused with HyperThreading)
TalkEasy (sounds like for mobile phones)
iNetwork (sounds like a product not a technology)
SmoothTalk
Suave

Hey...!! Apple's new networking technology, Suave (soo-ah-vay) ....... helps your different devices and computers join and interact with each other like a coke/ecstasy-fuelled swinger's party...

Suahvay
Suavey... hmm sounds Jewish...

....the search continues


Suavey sounds Jewish? You're kidding right?

Think, "Rico.... Suave...." early 90's bad music.
post #47 of 60
No one will give a shit about the name, so long as it works as billed.

All anyone wants is a visual notification, not some sound bite that wastes resources just to here, "Bonjour."

To shut everyone up they should offer a variety of voice samples for everyone.

In a corporate environment that crap is turned off and only a visual notifier will signify the connection.

My guess is that Apple and many of it's French Engineers thought it would show a bit of "classical touches."

If you aren't intimately familiar with Apple Engineering there are quite a few French Engineers employed.

They could have gone with something like, "OnAir" like in the broadcast industry but unless we see a list we have no clue what got tossed around during their brainstorming sessions.
post #48 of 60
Wow what a dumb name! I don't know French very well but doesn't bon jour only apply to the morning? How do I do zero conf at night using bonjour?
post #49 of 60
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Originally posted by Scott
Wow what a dumb name! I don't know French very well but doesn't bon jour only apply to the morning? How do I do zero conf at night using bonjour?


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonjour
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post #50 of 60
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Originally posted by Scott
Wow what a dumb name! I don't know French very well but doesn't bon jour only apply to the morning? How do I do zero conf at night using bonjour?


It means "good day" as in morning, noon, afternoon, early evening...essentially daytime. Presumably Apple will copyright Bonsoir next and have the OS switch it after nightfall. Afterall, Powerbooks have ambient light sensors and auto-sych to network time too.

I guess Salut or AllĂ´ are out of the question?
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post #51 of 60
Guten-tag anyone?
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post #52 of 60
Ias there some kind of engineering name for this, I hate this name which is obviously a peoduct of a half-cocked, rushed and maybe stoned marketing dept.

Given the choice in my circle of friends, I would never say "I set up an airport network" I always say "I run wiffi, or 802.11g or b"

The truly great name for this would have been uPnP (universal plug and play) but M$ sort of f***ed that up...

but really, just call it iLan or EZ-Net or something like that.
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post #53 of 60
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Originally posted by mdriftmeyer
Suavey sounds Jewish? You're kidding right?

Think, "Rico.... Suave...." early 90's bad music.

okay forget the jewish reference...

but Rico.... Suave.... YEAHH !!!

that would be the background music for the new Tiger 10.4 ad, featuring, Suave technology

YEAHHHHH
post #54 of 60
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Originally posted by danielctull
Guten-tag anyone?

hmmm no comments... voschprung kalifornia teknik? (my german sucks)
post #55 of 60
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Originally posted by Gene Clean
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonjour


Then what's the "Bon Soir" my wife tells me to say at night?
post #56 of 60
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Originally posted by mdriftmeyer
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Suave

Hey...!! Apple's new networking technology, Suave (soo-ah-vay) ....... helps your different devices and computers join and interact with each other like a coke/ecstasy-fuelled swinger's party...

Suahvay
Suavey... hmm sounds Jewish...

Suavey sounds Jewish? You're kidding right?

Think, "Rico.... Suave...." early 90's bad music.

Maybe he's confusing it with Su - OY - VEY.
post #57 of 60
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Originally posted by Scott
Then what's the "Bon Soir" my wife tells me to say at night?

That's "good evening" in French. To be complete, "good night" is "bonne nuit."

Now, what my wife tells me at night is, "No."
post #58 of 60
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Originally posted by macFanDave
Suavey sounds Jewish? You're kidding right?

Think, "Rico.... Suave...." early 90's bad music.



Maybe he's confusing it with Su - OY - VEY.
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that's right, OY-VEY!!
post #59 of 60
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Originally posted by macFanDave
That's "good evening" in French. To be complete, "good night" is "bonne nuit."

Now, what my wife tells me at night is, "No."

ROFLMAO
post #60 of 60
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Originally posted by macFanDave
That's "good evening" in French. To be complete, "good night" is "bonne nuit."

Now, what my wife tells me at night is, "No."

Yea I already knew.
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