Well... I don't think I've even seen an IBM product with a name as bad
as The GIMP. I think a name change would be a good idea- it might be a
little damaging in the short term, yes - just imagine all the fun that
the various Linux distros would have, for instance - but would probably
lead to a brighter future.
You'd need a real initiative from the real Top Brass people to change
the name, though, or it would never happen - until then, arguments about
it are just so much hot air.
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