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MacRumors
Dec 20, 2012, 02:04 PM
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http://images.macrumors.com/article-new/2012/12/NewImage25.pngFormer Apple employee Don Melton (http://donmelton.com) has shared a unique look (http://donmelton.com/2012/12/19/when-i-first-heard-the-name-safari/) behind the scenes of the Safari development team. Melton was the team leader on both the Safari and WebKit products that are now used by millions of users on both iOS, the Mac, and Windows.

The name Safari, however, wasn't decided on until less than a month before the browser was originally launched. A number of different names were suggested, including 'Freedom', but none of them seemed right.

The name 'iBrowse' was used sarcastically within the team, though it was never used within the code. The development code name for Safari was 'Alexander'.
From that point on, we had a brief discussion about the product name at random HI design sessions every month. Again, I don't remember any particular name we talked about. They all sounded so awful to me that I've purged from my mind the trauma of imagining the browser being labeled with any of them. And the candidate names seemed to get worse the closer we got to shipping.

I'm not sure if any of the names I heard came from Steve after that initial session. I think he doomed some group in Marketing to iterate on them for awhile. And the few names I proposed were stinkers too. No one was without sin here.

Finally I stopped thinking about it because of more important things to worry about -- like actually getting the engineering done.In the end, the name 'Safari' was chosen (http://donmelton.com/2012/12/19/when-i-first-heard-the-name-safari/) and the rest is history.

Article Link: The Origins of the Name 'Safari' (http://www.macrumors.com/2012/12/20/the-origins-of-the-name-safari/)



Unggoy Murderer
Dec 20, 2012, 02:07 PM
"Snappier" had something to do with it.

OtherJesus
Dec 20, 2012, 02:08 PM
I always figured it was from "Surfin' Safari", meaning surf the web.

RoelJuun
Dec 20, 2012, 02:09 PM
Safari always sounds like 'a rough ride' to me, while Apple makes it as smooth as possible. Never found the name appropriate.

applesith
Dec 20, 2012, 02:15 PM
So it's just the random one that stuck? I don't see the point of this. Better to keep its "origin" private then say it's the best of the crap we thought of.


Maybe you see a few of the Mac OS cats on a safari?????

Jessica Lares
Dec 20, 2012, 02:17 PM
Windows? :rolleyes: Where have you been the last few months?

It's not a bad story though. Some things just happen like that.

lamina
Dec 20, 2012, 02:20 PM
And it lived snappily ever after.

nagromme
Dec 20, 2012, 02:21 PM
I like “Alexander” actually. Safari seemed weird at the time, and now I’m just used to it. Too bad this origin story is missing, you know, the origin.

“Alexandria” (after the ancient library) would have been a good name. The iOS version could be called “Ale...ria”.

verniesgarden
Dec 20, 2012, 02:21 PM
well this was a filler article....

Yujenisis
Dec 20, 2012, 02:23 PM
Thank goodness they didn't go with "iBrowse".

That just sounds awful.

supremedesigner
Dec 20, 2012, 02:24 PM
Interesting article. Now, where does IE, Chrome and Firefox naming come from? ;)

spiderman0616
Dec 20, 2012, 02:27 PM
So....you mean.....everything Steve Jobs said was NOT solid gold at Apple? Like he actually did things that didn't stick or didn't work sometimes and had someone else do it instead? You mean not every single idea that came out of Apple and continues to come out of Apple after his death was not his idea necessarily?

Somebody better alert the media and Wall Street. They seem to think that Apple is doomed. (yet again)

BigJohno
Dec 20, 2012, 02:29 PM
Wow... Pointless story. So you dont remember any of the names and then somehow Safari just appeared.

SnowLeopard OSX
Dec 20, 2012, 02:41 PM
I figured it was because Safaris are synonymous with exploration -- web browsing is like exploring the internet, but the word "explore" was already used by Microsoft's Internet Explorer.

Interesting story, though. Thanks for posting this.

PodPacker
Dec 20, 2012, 02:48 PM
I always thought it was because "Safari" ends in an "i" and better than terrible names like "iBrowser," "iViewer" and "iSurfer." Crushed me like "Siri." I thought they used that name because it was "iRis" backwards. Turns out that's not it either.

nOw2
Dec 20, 2012, 02:50 PM
iBrowse.
http://www.ibrowse-dev.net/

doug in albq
Dec 20, 2012, 02:52 PM
The Navigator asked the Explorer, where are the hot Foxes on this here Safari...?

Under the front Chrome bumper of the Jeep.

Nicky G
Dec 20, 2012, 02:55 PM
I like the name Safari. Every time I surf the web, I feel like I'm going on an adventure!

And I very much like stories like this on the site. Little anecdotes about how things happen at Apple are great. Apple is by most measures the most successful technology company on the planet, and in fact one of the most successful companies on the planet in general. When Safari launched, the future of Apple was not even CLOSE to as bright as it is today. As a businessman, I enjoy getting some of the Apple backstory, as it's something anyone interested in business, marketing and technology would do well to research.

Oohara
Dec 20, 2012, 03:08 PM
Safari...what's that? Oh right, that annoying app that keeps opening whenever I click a web link in other apps even though I have the far more versatile Chrome on the homescreen dock of my iPhone.

dpfenninger
Dec 20, 2012, 03:13 PM
iBrowse was already a real browser...was one of the first, and best, browsers for the Amiga. Used it all the time in the mid '90s. :)

Yeah, it's a little too tongue-in-cheek and doesn't quite have the professional feel for Apple to have gotten away with using it as a name.

mdelvecchio
Dec 20, 2012, 03:16 PM
Safari...what's that? Oh right, that annoying app that keeps opening whenever I click a web link in other apps even though I have the far more versatile Chrome on the homescreen dock of my iPhone.

let it go, bro

210
Dec 20, 2012, 03:18 PM
The Navigator asked the Explorer, where are the hot Foxes on this here Safari...?

Under the front Chrome bumper of the Jeep.

Going to make an Opera out of that story?

HurtinMinorKey
Dec 20, 2012, 03:43 PM
Safari, as in a tour through in the internet, which is a wild and dangerous place.

BTW, that article can be summed up as follows: The story behind the name is that there is no story behind the name.

komodrone
Dec 20, 2012, 03:45 PM
the original thought process of coming up with Safari:
internet -> porn -> mating -> we're animals -> jungle -> safari

electric
Dec 20, 2012, 04:08 PM
should have been named POS

MacsRgr8
Dec 20, 2012, 04:08 PM
Navigator is (was) a gr8 name.

Too bad it's now left in the dust...

I also like the simple name of "Omniweb".

Safari is, as already mentioned, in the same style as Navigator and Explorer. IMHO, Apple would have done well NOT to have gone that route but keep it simple, like in the style of Omniweb.
I don't know what have been best and I understand that many minds have tried to crack it, but Safari seems too much a "I don't know.... let's take on these traditional names referring to navigating / exploring the web, and make one up that seems in line".

OTOH, it is so familiar now, that we refer to any iOS and OS X update as "Safari IS snappier!" :D

MacDav
Dec 20, 2012, 04:11 PM
They should have used Netscape Navigator. :p

markcres
Dec 20, 2012, 04:14 PM
Going to make an Opera out of that story?

Or a nice Mosaic of the images?

rufwork
Dec 20, 2012, 04:23 PM
I think Jobs suggested Browser Man (http://www.fastcodesign.com/1669924/steve-jobs-almost-named-the-imac-the-macman-until-this-guy-stopped-him). :D

milo
Dec 20, 2012, 04:27 PM
The Navigator asked the Explorer, where are the hot Foxes on this here Safari...?

Under the front Chrome bumper of the Jeep.

Were they out hunting Lynx?

JAPrufrock
Dec 20, 2012, 04:29 PM
Yeah, it was a bit of fluff – but the iBrowse pun made it all worthwhile. :)

SnowLeopard2008
Dec 20, 2012, 04:33 PM
Safari...what's that? The most widely used web browser/web engine technology in both mobile and desktop that has the best performance across multiple platforms. It was so damn good that Google decided to make a derivative browser that isn't nearly as good.

Fixed it. Chrome on iOS sucks. GUI is hard to use and isn't smooth. Gestures aren't useful and work half the time. Performance is meh. Safari is far superior. Now on Android where Safari is absent, I guess the only crappy thing left is Chrome. On Windows though, Chrome is king. I wish Apple paid more attention to Safari on Windows.

needfx
Dec 20, 2012, 04:43 PM
I can see some NDA clause quotes getting faxed over real soon

tevion5
Dec 20, 2012, 05:54 PM
well at least the comment section is good craic!

ArchAndroid
Dec 20, 2012, 11:25 PM
Fixed it. Chrome on iOS sucks. GUI is hard to use and isn't smooth. Gestures aren't useful and work half the time. Performance is meh. Safari is far superior.

Chrome on iOS isn't an indication of its maximal performance because Apple won't allow them to use their own JavaScript engines.

Chrome on iOS = Mobile Safari engine + Google Chrome bodywork.

Now on Android where Safari is absent, I guess the only crappy thing left is Chrome.

Chrome, Dolphin, Firefox, Maxthon, Opera, Sleipnir, Android Browser et cetera; all running their own optimised scripts for optimal performance.

On Windows though, Chrome is king. I wish Apple paid more attention to Safari on Windows.

Apple pays no attention to Safari for Windows because Windows users pay no attention to Safari for Windows.

dontwalkhand
Dec 20, 2012, 11:43 PM
should have been named POS
Point of Sale

SnowLeopard2008
Dec 20, 2012, 11:43 PM
Chrome on iOS isn't an indication of its maximal performance because Apple won't allow them to use their own JavaScript engines.

Chrome on iOS = Mobile Safari engine + Google Chrome bodywork.



Chrome, Dolphin, Firefox, Maxthon, Opera, Sleipnir, Android Browser et cetera; all running their own optimised scripts for optimal performance.



Apple pays no attention to Safari for Windows because Windows users pay no attention to Safari for Windows.

You displayed a complete lack of knowledge regarding how apps are written. And also, you repeat what I say... hardly original.

bick
Dec 21, 2012, 12:54 AM
More interesting would be a story of how Apple came up with the name of their first web browser... Cyber Dog! Truly dumb and indicative of the state of affairs at Apple at the time..;)

ArchAndroid
Dec 21, 2012, 03:17 AM
You displayed a complete lack of knowledge regarding how apps are written. And also, you repeat what I say... hardly original.

Elucidate, please. I'm not even going to pretend to be some kind of connaisseur of iOS apps but from what I have gleaned, all browsers on iOS have to adhere to Apple's engines which are streamlined for Safari. As well as this, Apple's Nitro JavaScript engine is only allowed to be used by Safari, making other browsers seem more sluggish in comparison.
Google Chrome for iOS Is Slick, Smooth and Slow, Handicapped by Apple (http://news.softpedia.com/news/Google-Chrome-for-iOS-Is-Slick-But-Slow-Handicapped-by-Apple-278246.shtml)

It's very easy to say 'You're wrong' without clarifying why. So, if I'm incorrect, please correct me.

newagemac
Dec 21, 2012, 09:08 AM
Elucidate, please. I'm not even going to pretend to be some kind of connaisseur of iOS apps but from what I have gleaned, all browsers on iOS have to adhere to Apple's engines which are streamlined for Safari. As well as this, Apple's Nitro JavaScript engine is only allowed to be used by Safari, making other browsers seem more sluggish in comparison.
Google Chrome for iOS Is Slick, Smooth and Slow, Handicapped by Apple (http://news.softpedia.com/news/Google-Chrome-for-iOS-Is-Slick-But-Slow-Handicapped-by-Apple-278246.shtml)

It's very easy to say 'You're wrong' without clarifying why. So, if I'm incorrect, please correct me.

It really doesn't matter because Chrome is pretty terrible on both iOS AND Android. Most Android users I know use a different browser on their Android 4.0+ devices because of how slow and buggy it is.

Being a web developer, I can say for sure that the Android browser is well behind Safari as far as supporting modern web standards. There is no mobile browser out there currently supporting modern advances in HTML and CSS as well as mobile Safari.

ArchAndroid
Dec 21, 2012, 09:21 AM
It really doesn't matter because Chrome is pretty terrible on both iOS AND Android. Most Android users I know use a different browser on their Android 4.0+ devices because of how slow and buggy it is.

Being a web developer, I can say for sure that the Android browser is well behind Safari as far as supporting modern web standards. There is no mobile browser out there currently supporting modern advances in HTML and CSS as well as mobile Safari.

On my Galaxy S2 with ICS 4.0.4, I roll with Firefox and have Chrome as a backup; Android Browser is just there.

The point I was making I was trying to make was that there was a wide variety of optimised browsers on Android. I know Safari for iOS is one of the best; I was just saying that it's not head and shoulders above the competition.

kjs862
Dec 21, 2012, 10:39 AM
I like “Alexander” actually. Safari seemed weird at the time, and now I’m just used to it. Too bad this origin story is missing, you know, the origin.

“Alexandria” (after the ancient library) would have been a good name. The iOS version could be called “Ale...ria”.

Alexander would have been cool. I like using people names for computer stuff :D

mrxak
Dec 21, 2012, 11:21 AM
Interesting anecdote, too bad it doesn't actually give the origins of the name.

It's a good name though. Back then you had Navigator and Explorer. Safari fits the theme pretty well. You're going on a journey on the internet.

No idea what Mozilla, Firefox, and Chrome are supposed to mean. I would argue they are are pretty stupid names. An application name shouldn't just be some random word, or some random made-up word. A name should give some sort of idea about what the thing is, or at least be within the theme.

Photoshop, Numbers, Scrivener, Soundboard, Aperture, Transmit, Automator, TextWrangler, Keynote, Word, Stuffit, WireTap Studio... these are all good names.

Chrome, Skype, Adium, Cheddar, Trillian, Logic, Sparrow, Opera, Excel, Vuze... these are all terrible names because they are meaningless. If you didn't know what they were, you wouldn't be able to guess what they do.

IJ Reilly
Dec 21, 2012, 12:31 PM
I was at the keynote when Steve announced Safari, and I thought immediately of "Surfin' Safari." Knowing Steve's love of music I figured that was the hook for sure. But now it turns out not be true, or nobody really knows? Color me shocked. It seemed so obvious at the time.

SnowLeopard2008
Dec 21, 2012, 01:43 PM
Elucidate, please. I'm not even going to pretend to be some kind of connaisseur of iOS apps but from what I have gleaned, all browsers on iOS have to adhere to Apple's engines which are streamlined for Safari. As well as this, Apple's Nitro JavaScript engine is only allowed to be used by Safari, making other browsers seem more sluggish in comparison.
Google Chrome for iOS Is Slick, Smooth and Slow, Handicapped by Apple (http://news.softpedia.com/news/Google-Chrome-for-iOS-Is-Slick-But-Slow-Handicapped-by-Apple-278246.shtml)

It's very easy to say 'You're wrong' without clarifying why. So, if I'm incorrect, please correct me.

Browsers don't run scripts. I write scripts both for work and for homework. There is a security reason as to why Apple doesn't allow 3rd party browsers to utilize Nitro. iOS would be more open to browser-based hacks/exploits if everyone could use Nitro. By limiting access to Nitro and using a far more limited/closed engine for 3rd party apps, they are strengthening security. So yes, while it does suck that 3rd party browsers have very poor performance compared to Safari native, it's security that is Apple's primary concern. Android is far more susceptible to hacks/exploits/viruses/malicious software than iOS because a) it's built on Linux which is opensource code that anyone can download b) Google posts the actual source code c) Google Play/Marketplace is not curated and anyone can sell apps with zero restrictions and d) there are so many devices, components, forks and customized versions of Android out there.

You seem to imply (if not, then just read this for info) that Apple is purposely hindering 3rd party browsers for no reason other than to promote Safari. Not the case.

ConCat
Dec 22, 2012, 05:01 AM
So....you mean.....everything Steve Jobs said was NOT solid gold at Apple? Like he actually did things that didn't stick or didn't work sometimes and had someone else do it instead? You mean not every single idea that came out of Apple and continues to come out of Apple after his death was not his idea necessarily?

Somebody better alert the media and Wall Street. They seem to think that Apple is doomed. (yet again)

Jony Ive mentioned this. Steve used to spout ideas till he came up with a good one. The difference is he didn't use his consumers to decide what was a good idea. He definitely wasn't a fountain of golden ideas as some people seem to think. He was human like the rest of us.

DakotaGuy
Dec 22, 2012, 07:43 PM
I'm guessing they ended up with Safari because the word sort of reminds you of Explorer. At that time they were basically switching the default browser from Explorer to Safari so it makes sense.

philosopherdog
Dec 26, 2012, 07:16 PM
Funny. Chrome runs the WebKit engine, which is the engine that is safari. Safari is a pretty damn amazing piece of engineering. Without WebKit and Safari we'd all be using IE mobile or Opera mobile. If anyone remembers the dark days of Windows CE and the IE browser you'll understand why mobile Safari was revolutionary. The mobile web would hardly look anything like it does today. Before it mobile browsing was not really possible. Try informing yourself before you post nonsense. Mobile Chrome is far from brilliant besides. Google seldom gets things right seems to me, aside from email and maybe search, but their search sucks pretty bad these days.

Safari...what's that? Oh right, that annoying app that keeps opening whenever I click a web link in other apps even though I have the far more versatile Chrome on the homescreen dock of my iPhone.

Oohara
Dec 26, 2012, 07:51 PM
Funny. Chrome runs the WebKit engine, which is the engine that is safari. Safari is a pretty damn amazing piece of engineering. Without WebKit and Safari we'd all be using IE mobile or Opera mobile. If anyone remembers the dark days of Windows CE and the IE browser you'll understand why mobile Safari was revolutionary. The mobile web would hardly look anything like it does today. Before it mobile browsing was not really possible. Try informing yourself before you post nonsense. Mobile Chrome is far from brilliant besides. Google seldom gets things right seems to me, aside from email and maybe search, but their search sucks pretty bad these days.
Inform myself? Why don't you go ahead and inform yourself. Here, have a look at what a versatile browser looks like:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRHTQM_jjAk

Now open Safari on your iPhone, do a search for something you need to look up, then open new tabs for the first five links you want to compare, quickly sweep between them and... Oh right, you can't. You have to do two separate clicks to switch between tabs. That's pretty annoying.

Hmm...ok well, then open a new empty tab to see your bookmarks as icons, rearrange them to put your most needed ones at the top and... What, your bookmarks are just in one long, old school list? Oh. That's not quite as fast to use.

Then open a new empty tab and switch to your most viewed pages as icons, and.... Oh, can't do that either? Weird, Safari does it on the Mac, why not on the iPhone?

And pages open on other devices? Ah, got those squeezed into that anonymous list of all your other links? Too bad. Not quite as easy to navigate through as just flicking to the side from your normal links.

There is simply no debating that Chrome is the more versatile browser. Which, on a small screen format like the iPhone, is by far the most important factor. Safari may have a second of faster performance here and there, but that is outweighed by far by the UI being so slow to use compared to Chrome.

And Google's search "sucks pretty bad these days"? Sorry, but how do you expect anyone to take you seriously after a statement like that?

greenyoga
Dec 27, 2012, 03:47 AM
The origins of the name "Safari" sounds interesting.

Bverdun
Dec 27, 2012, 05:30 AM
"3.0 out of new external hard drive to my 1yr plus I mac 800 firewire plug on old computer for a new back up machine need adapter" help where and can I find an adapter

lizardofwoz
Dec 27, 2012, 04:16 PM
safari, n.

(səˈfɑːrɪ)

Also †sefari.

[Swahili, journey, expedition, f. Arab. safar journey.]

1. a.1.a A journey; a cross-country expedition, often lasting days or weeks, orig. in E. Africa and on foot, especially for hunting; now often with motorized vehicles, for tourism, adventure, or scientific investigation.

The Oxford English Dictionary.

calaverasgrande
Dec 27, 2012, 06:52 PM
explorer=safari
it isnt a huge leap.
Thank gods they didnt go with Columbus, or Sir Francis Drake.

spyguy10709
Dec 27, 2012, 08:16 PM
"3.0 out of new external hard drive to my 1yr plus I mac 800 firewire plug on old computer for a new back up machine need adapter" help where and can I find an adapter

Okay ----

I assume you're new to the internet. You replied to a forum post about the name of a web browser with a question that frankly doesn't make sense.

You'll have more luck posting in the help section in the main forum.

twoodcc
Dec 29, 2012, 12:03 AM
well i think Safari turned out to be a good name

RobertMartens
Dec 29, 2012, 01:09 AM
Okay ----

I assume you're new to the internet. You replied to a forum post about the name of a web browser with a question that frankly doesn't make sense.

You'll have more luck posting in the help section in the main forum.

I think he said he has a external hard disk with USB 3.0 and needs to find an adapter to connect to his Firewire 800 port of his iMac.

Funny but I don't think there is such a thing as a USB 3.0 to Firewire adaptor

Oops I wasn't supposed to answer the question. Hey buddy move along you're in the wrong neighbourhood, noob!

avro707
Dec 29, 2012, 01:41 AM
Safari always sounds like 'a rough ride' to me, while Apple makes it as smooth as possible. Never found the name appropriate.

I don't see why it is particularly inappropriate, the Citroen Safari was particularly smooth, even if it looked incredibly awkward (DS Safari). :rolleyes: Great car, shame about the horrid station wagon shape. :p

It was also known as "Break" in some countries.

That said, I've never really used Safari on the Mac that much - I've always tended to use Firefox due to the useful addons. On iPhone though, Safari is there and works okay so I just use it.

spyguy10709
Dec 29, 2012, 11:18 AM
I think he said he has a external hard disk with USB 3.0 and needs to find an adapter to connect to his Firewire 800 port of his iMac.

Funny but I don't think there is such a thing as a USB 3.0 to Firewire adaptor

Oops I wasn't supposed to answer the question. Hey buddy move along you're in the wrong neighbourhood, noob!

I didn't know what he was asking. At all. But if that's what you got from his question --- thank you for answering. I just was pointing him in the right direction.

Sosumi.

jenz
Dec 29, 2012, 02:28 PM
iBrowse would have been a terrible name.

76ShovelHead
Dec 29, 2012, 05:44 PM
Huh, I always thought 'Safari' was a jab at Microsoft after the 'Explorer' in Internet Explorer.

Safari is my browser of choice :) . If using Windows, I like to use the new IE 9/10. I couldn't really get into Chrome or FireFox.

----------

okay ----

i assume you're new to the internet. You replied to a forum post about the name of a web browser with a question that frankly doesn't make sense.

You'll have more luck posting in the help section in the main forum.

lol.

Gosh
Dec 29, 2012, 06:08 PM
Safari, as in a tour through in the internet, which is a wild and dangerous place.

BTW, that article can be summed up as follows: The story behind the name is that there is no story behind the name.

So why not call it Web-Jeep?

adder7712
Dec 30, 2012, 09:40 AM
Fixed it. Chrome on iOS sucks. GUI is hard to use and isn't smooth. Gestures aren't useful and work half the time. Performance is meh. Safari is far superior. Now on Android where Safari is absent, I guess the only crappy thing left is Chrome. On Windows though, Chrome is king. I wish Apple paid more attention to Safari on Windows.

Chrome is king on Android just that it lags on iOS because it's essentially a Safari shell but without Safari's JavaScript engine.

Oui
Dec 30, 2012, 10:35 AM
Uh "surfin Safari" duh ;)

SnowLeopard2008
Dec 31, 2012, 02:27 PM
Chrome is king on Android just that it lags on iOS because it's essentially a Safari shell but without Safari's JavaScript engine.

There are many better/faster browsers on Android. Chrome sucks on iOS not because of speed but because it's confusing, inconsistent and gimmicky/useless gestures that don't work reliably.

Lil Chillbil
Jan 3, 2013, 09:14 PM
I always thought that it was all about taking an adventure to the weird part of the internet :p

Anita1
Jan 4, 2013, 06:31 AM
At first, Safari sounded foreign to me and Apple (http://www.apple.com) is much more common. And now, everything is clear... ;)

Jetson
Jan 4, 2013, 09:49 AM
Safari is a great browser and I hope it keeps getting better.

Chrome is a piece of Google spyware that sucks.

ratsg
Jan 4, 2013, 06:27 PM
Say what ever you want, but by far, the best browser name is/was

Web Zepplin.

Lil Chillbil
Jan 5, 2013, 12:14 AM
Safari is a great browser and I hope it keeps getting better.

Chrome is a piece of Google spyware that sucks.

Chrome has its place in the computer world

OnceYouGoMac
Jan 7, 2013, 06:35 AM
Maybe you see a few of the Mac OS cats on a safari?????

That could be it.

the original thought process of coming up with Safari:
internet -> porn -> mating -> we're animals -> jungle -> safari

:D:D:D;)

They should have used Netscape Navigator. :p

That wouldn't have been too bad... oh wait :o

Gravity
Jan 7, 2013, 11:13 AM
Thank goodness they didn't go with "iBrowse".

That just sounds awful.

Well of course they meant it in pure jest. iBrowse/eye brows!

Swampthing
Jan 7, 2013, 11:39 AM
Nice article, but doesn't answer the title question. All it talks about are other titles that were discarded and the name development process. Nowhere in the article is there any indication of who, where, why the name Safari came to be.

Sure there's lots of speculation, but I figured an article on the name's origins would indeed be about the name's origins.

Middleman-77
Jan 7, 2013, 02:02 PM
Luckily it was called Safari....otherwise for second choice it might have been called Jungle! :D