Please read entire article before sending any comment to me. Why would any one wish to change the term "DAEMON", "D.A.E.Mon.", and "Disk and execution monitor", to a more fitting title.
In practice this term has grown outdated. For today it stands that many people in the world abroad don't profusely rely on the veritable "disk based" storage as a complete solution. There are other storage mediums which are without a disk. For example: Flash cards, USB pen drives and the sort have no circular rotary disks. It would be more fitting to address the storage units as media or storage media. Thus the title DAEMON could be reverted to SMAEMON or Storage Media And Executon MONitor. Even further involved is the choice of the term "execution". The term execution, is not as precise as Tasks or Processes for a naming convention. For example, in Windows 2000, there is a task manager. In that task manager there are processes and applications that can be canceled. Sure, MIT's CTSS people came up with the term, DAEMON, as noted in www.dictionary.com, but would you want to keep it? In this world, would you like to have a term in the future that connotes a certain religious involvement? It could provoke any further controversy in the public if the Unix and Linux community goes even further into the Desktop market. Particularly groups of people could simply dismiss the operating system, since it has many references to a program that connotes an adverse spirits. Thus dissuading them from purchasing, developing, or involving there self in such a product. The mere suggestion of an affiliation or like thereof of an offending spirit, based on their preference of relation/religion with this life, would turn them away from such product. In other words, why would a spiritually right person want to associate with a daemon [demon]? Furthermore, society in general would benefit from a newer name than DAEMON. MS Windows, Novell NetWare, OS/2 Warp, Ecomstation, Sun's Solaris and several other operating system don't need this incorrect term floating around in their operating systems. As a practical usage this term adjustment sounds very much needed and desired when proposed to the IT community and the rest of the world. _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"