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Kishore Dandu
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why not lion??


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Nicholas Cheung
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um... Just the naming conversion.

Maybe US architects feel that Tiger is more suitable.

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Anselm Paulinus
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Originally posted by Kishore Dandu:
why not lion??


One sometimes wonder why the new windows o/s is codenamed long horn and not the bull.

Left to me I would have prefered Eagle, after all an Eagle will fly over the Tiger any time any where.
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Originally posted by Anselm Paulinus:


One sometimes wonder why the new windows o/s is codenamed long horn and not the bull.

Left to me I would have prefered Eagle, after all an Eagle will fly over the Tiger any time any where.


MS names there new projects based on mountains, resorts, lakes, etc in the area where the MS headquarters resides. I think Longhorn is a ski resort but I haven't been able to find the info online yet. I'll keep looking.


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Kishore Dandu
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Originally posted by Gregg Bolinger:


MS names there new projects based on mountains, resorts, lakes, etc in the area where the MS headquarters resides. I think Longhorn is a ski resort but I haven't been able to find the info online yet. I'll keep looking.


Longhorn is based on 'Texas Longhorn', u remember MS chicago(win 95)
Pradeep bhatt
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Originally posted by Nicholas Cheung:
um... Just the naming conversion.

Maybe US architects feel that Tiger is more suitable.

Nick


Are there tigers in US? :roll:


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Jim Yingst
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Sure. In zoos, of course.

As for "why is it Tiger, why not Lion?" - dunno. Why are you named "Kishore" and not "Anand", "Srinivas", or "Bob"? If this sort of question really interests you, I'm sure you can have hours of entertainment trying to figure out what something like "Mozilla" refers to. Really, I don't think there's much significance to these names. At best there may be an amusing story; more likely, there's none.


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Nicholas Cheung
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Are there tigers in US? :roll:

I am not sure, but if there are no Tigers in US, while there are Lions, they may feel that called Java 5 as Tiger is more valuable.

Anyway, it is just a *nickname* for Java 5, and there maybe totally no reason at all.

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Originally posted by Kishore Dandu:
why not lion??

Because (Java 1.5) Tiger has five letters?
Jim Yingst
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Here is a nice list of other names to speculate upon.
Nicholas Cheung
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The interesting thing is J2SE 5.1 named *Dragon*.

Seems SUN's guys love powerful *animals*.

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Ko Ko Naing
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Originally posted by Nicholas Cheung:
The interesting thing is J2SE 5.1 named *Dragon*.


Um... Sun seems to develop J2SE 5.1 in China, as all I.T. developement in U.S. is gradually moving to China(so should I?)...


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Jeroen Wenting
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Originally posted by Anselm Paulinus:


Left to me I would have prefered Eagle, after all an Eagle will fly over the Tiger any time any where.


Eagles may soar but lizards don't get sucked into jet intakes

It's just a name. The real question is why they didn't keep that name in-house like they did with the previous ones (at least until after release).


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Nicholas Cheung
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NO, if you mind about your salary.

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Jim Yingst
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[Jeroen]: The real question is why they didn't keep that name in-house like they did with the previous ones (at least until after release).

Previous names were not secret prior to release. There were articles about Merlin at least half a year before the beta was out. I'm pretty sure Kestrel was also known of beforehand. I'm not sure about the others. I think Tiger is better known than these, simply because Tiger has more changes than any of the others, so it gets more discussion. Also perhaps there's the fact that Sun marketing decided to confuse everyone with their 1.5/5.0 BS, so many of us still refer to Tiger to avoid the issue.
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Nicholas Cheung
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somkiat, how will the dragon then? :roll:

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Gregg Bolinger
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Originally posted by Kishore Dandu:


Longhorn is based on 'Texas Longhorn', u remember MS chicago(win 95)


Nope.

Longhorn is the name of a mountain in the Washington state, USA, where some of Microsoft�s engineers go skiing.
Helen Thomas
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There's one more :

J2SE 7.0 (Dolphin) Not yet released

Looking into the Tiger's eye

It will be released in time for your kids to play around with.
[ August 25, 2004: Message edited by: Helen Thomas ]

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Sun seems to be doing the right thing in doing biggish incremental releases.

See what happened to Microsoft's Longhorn.Impaled on Longhorns
[ August 28, 2004: Message edited by: Helen Thomas ]
Julian Kennedy
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Bang goes Warren's theory - J2SE 6.0 is nicknamed Mustang (7 letters). Thought we were on to something there...but I guess it gets back on track with Dolphin. Perhaps not a very scalable naming convention however...

Apparently Dragon (5.1) is short for dragonfly as all minor (bug-fix) releases are named after insects (bugs - geddit?!). I read that on Sun's site the other day...pretty sure it was after following a link in a thread on The Ranch.

I like the nicknames; it makes the release sound a lot more exciting than some ETLA plus a number. Maybe I'm just a geek.

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