Camino, it's official now.

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    medea

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    Chimera, the popular Mac OS X Web browser, has been officially renamed Camino. A posting on the software's new project page reads, "Due to circumstances beyond our control, the project has been renamed Camino." _
    http://www.mozilla.org/projects/camino/

    blah, what a horrible name.
     
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    chewbaccapits

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    Weak.

    Just when I was getting used to "Chimera", now, comes this $hatty name...Its like when my wife named her dog DIEGO, when it should have been Mr. Pickles....Booo
     
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    Why?

    Chimera was a good name that fit in with the dragon theme of "Mozilla." A chimera is a mythical "monster represented as vomiting flames, and as having the head of a lion, the body of a goat, and the tail of a dragon." (From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary [1913] - accessed by OmniDictionary.)

    Okay, "vomiting flames" is kinda gross; I prefer the expression "breathing fire," but whatever.

    On the other hand, a chimera can be "a vain, foolish, or incongruous fancy, or creature of the imagination; as, the chimera of an author." (Ibid.)

    Maybe they wanted to avoid a name that could be associated with "vaporware."

    In any case, why did they change the name? That's what I want to know.

    Also, why Camino? Camino means "road" in Spanish. "Camino real" means "highway." "Information Superhighway" metaphors, anyone?

    ¡Hasta la vista en el super-camino real!
     
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    redAPPLE

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    it is because the name "chimera" corresponds to a unix browser.

    see here

    the reason for the change, maybe copyright issues.
     
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    Jaykay

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    ?

    damn, and i really liked the name chimera.


    Kamino, isnt that a planet in Star Wars?
     
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    ShaolinMiddleFinger

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    Did you guys see the screenshots of the other Chimera? Damn! That thing is ugly!
     
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    redAPPLE

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    it is not for designers and "graphic-savvy" users like mac users.

    it is used to surf and that would be it. it has to be fast and stable.
     
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    Re: ?

    "Lost a planet Mr. Obi-Wan has." My favorite line in episode II. You're right, that missing planet was Kamino.
     
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    mymemory

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    Well, was about time for you gringos to start learning some spanish now!:p

    Damn, we have to deal with so many english stuff down here, now the kids are saying "cool" and "bro".

    Camino is and camino will stay:D
     
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    Jaykay

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    Re: Re: ?

    Excellent....
     
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    Re: Why?

    camino isn't highway.

    Autopista means highway, camino is a road, not a real big one, just a road.
     
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    Autopista

    Actually, an autopista is not a highway; it is a freeway, an expressway, or a superhighway.

    I never said it was. I said, "Camino means 'road' in Spanish. 'Camino real' means 'highway.'"

    However, I do thank you for the word, and I will now amend my final thought in my first post to create one of my first rhyming poems in Spanish:

    ¡Hasta la vista en la autopista! (de información)

    (I still don't see why they renamed it Camino!)
     
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    RBMaraman

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    Re: Autopista

    The renamed it because they were being sued by the other Chimera Unix browser. They tried to settle but the other Chimera browser wouldn't bargain, so our Chimera was forced to change their name. Hence, they became Camino.
     
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    AmbitiousLemon

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    Re: Re: Autopista

    This isn't true at all. There was no lawsuit. AOL/Timewarner/Netscape did this as a preemptive thing. The legal department wanted to curtail in future copyrght problems with the browsers (Phoenix is also affected).
     
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    alset

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    The could call it "The Worst Browser You've Ever Used," and I'd still pick it any day of the week.

    Dan
     
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    RBMaraman

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    Re: Re: Re: Autopista

    Thanks for the correction AL. So there "potentialy could have possibly" been a lawsuit. Really, it's all the same. One of the few smart moves by AOL/TimeWarner/Netscape.
     
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    Re: Autopista

    hi switcher:

    Autopista en donde yo vivo es highway, hehhehhe.
    english is my second language.

    great rhyming , hahhahahhahha

    I want a new powerbook, hehhehe, just felt like writing something.
     
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    Jaykay

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    Re: Re: Re: Autopista

    So what do these big companies have against mythical creatures?

    (Also, who would they have a legal battle? is there another Chimera browser? And if there is why did they call it chimera then?)
     
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    MI:2

    Chimera always reminded me of the deadly virus in mission impossible 2. i'd like camino better if it was kamino but lucus might sue over that. in argentina autopista is highway. never used camino real. camino could also mean path or way.
     
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    Re: MI:2

    Just as a note, all this spanish stuff is interesting to me cuz i take spanish now... but as for road i've only learned calle - stree., so i immediately though of "I walk", which did not appeal to my sense of speed!
     
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    scem0

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    I think it should be renamed one of these:

    -Fizzle Brizzle (Fast browser in snoop-dogg-anese)
    -Bumquita
    -Chimaera (alternative spelling for Chimera ;))
    -Cerberus (if you want a mythological creature, why not)
    -Medusa
    -Siren (that is a cool name - mythological creature)
    -Nymph
     

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