Do you name your Macs?

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cwedl

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Hi

This may sound really sad but I name my computers.

All my PC's have male names MAX 1-10
My Mac however has a female name because of how beautiful she is "Verity"

Do you Macs or computers have names?
 

ALaPPleCOREuser

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Jan 16, 2006
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What's in a name?

I had a friend who named his car! Seemed a little silly to me. He was you're typical "funny" guy though. No, I would not name my Macs nor anything else for that matter. But if you want to then . . . cool. :rolleyes:
 

yankeefan24

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My powerbook is called: powerbook aka my laptop
My iMac is called: iMac III aka the fast one
my old iMac is called: iMac II aka the cool one
my older iMac is called: iMac I aka the slow one

my ipod is called: iPod III aka nano
my old ipod is called: iPod III aka the backup drive (4g 20GB monocrome)
my older ipod is called:iPod I aka the blue one (1g mini)

any questions
 

RacerX

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Both Macs and Unix systems have a long history of having names.

On the Mac side it came from users feeling a close personal connection to their systems (remember that early on Macs were the only user friendly systems around). On the Unix side, admins were often faced with many of the same types of systems on a network and giving the systems names help to identify individual systems... plus even with a ton of the same types of systems, most systems tend to develop personalities that make them all different.

Well, as this is the computer name thread of 2006 I guess I'll update my list of names. These are my current systems which have names:
PowerBook G3- Milnor
PowerBook G3- Maric
PowerBook 3400c- Thurston
PowerBook Duo 2300c- Phillips
Power Mac 8600- Riemann
Power Mac 8100- Fermi
Power Mac 7500- Ricci
Power Mac G3- Whitehead
iMac- Euclid
Quadra 950- HAL 9500
Quadra 700- Bonnet
SGI Indy- Gauss
SGI IRIS Indigo- Euler
SGI IRIS Indigo- Morse
Sun SPARCclassic- Archie
IBM ThinkPad- Feynman
Most are named for mathematicians and physicists, following the naming convention we used at the Geometry Center years ago.
 

Timepass

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I go with the theme naming. Easier to keep track of and it kind of geeky

All my computers and electronic have a name from star trek.
For example
Desktop : USS-Prometheus
Laptop: USS-Voyager
Palm: Shuttle Craft 1
next laptop: USS-Definant
Work group Federation
If I ever get some type of server up and running it will be
USS-Enterpise

The router is Deep Space 9.
Now if I could only come up with a good Star trek name for my iPod that fits it. I just dont know what to call it yet.
 

yankeefan24

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Timepass said:
I go with the theme naming. Easier to keep track of and it kind of geeky

All my computers and electronic have a name from star trek.
For example
Desktop : USS-Prometheus
Laptop: USS-Voyager
Palm: Shuttle Craft 1
next laptop: USS-Definant
Work group Federation
If I ever get some type of server up and running it will be
USS-Enterpise

The router is Deep Space 9.
Now if I could only come up with a good Star trek name for my iPod that fits it. I just dont know what to call it yet.
how about the USS-Voyager escape pod:p i actually think that that is a creative naming scheme.
 

tartsquid

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Jan 21, 2006
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Intel iMac - Dr. Girlfriend
PowerBook - Toadette (with a Big Bertha drive partition and PrincessToadstool default username)
iPod - Companda

My iMac G3 had another name from the show The Venture Brothers but it's not a very appropriate-language name. :p
 

psziel

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I name all my computers Mac & pc's with planet names. Dont know why, just seemed cool a while ago and still follow it.

Saturn
Pluto
Mars (linux box)
moon
etc...
 

powerbook911

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Powerbook G4 I named Powerbook G4.

iMac I named iMac Core Duo (yes, I always say Core Duo afterwards). :)
 

Littleodie914

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I don't have an official name for any of them really. I call the desktop computers "the HP" and "the iMac" just 'cause that's what they are, and sometimes I'll call my iBook my "lappy" but "iBook" usually works just fine.:rolleyes:
 

twoodcc

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i have a different user name on each of my computers.
powerbook - blade
imac - my firstname then last name without any spaces. i think i might change that

how do you change the name of your mac?
 

kretzy

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Timepass said:
I go with the theme naming. Easier to keep track of and it kind of geeky

All my computers and electronic have a name from star trek.
For example
Desktop : USS-Prometheus
Laptop: USS-Voyager
Palm: Shuttle Craft 1
next laptop: USS-Definant
Work group Federation
If I ever get some type of server up and running it will be
USS-Enterpise

The router is Deep Space 9.
Now if I could only come up with a good Star trek name for my iPod that fits it. I just dont know what to call it yet.
This is a cool naming scheme, seeing as I'm a Star Trek fan. So does your desktop feature Multi Vector Attack Mode? That would be cool. :D

(It's ok, I know I'm a geek :eek: )

I personally have no name for my PB, I just don't really see a point.
 

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