Re: Baobab

On Aug 11, 2006, at 2:47 PM, Alan Horkan wrote:

On Fri, 11 Aug 2006, Chipzz wrote:
<Clueless user> Baobab? WTF is Baobab?

Two words: disk usage.

It is also a type of tree.

Chipzz was voicing a likely question of someone who hasn't seen Baobab before upon encountering "Open in Baobab", not being a clueless user him-/her-self.

Brand names should be used for things where competition or standards compliance is important (e.g. operating systems, Web browsers, Internet protocols, file formats). For something as mundane as a "View by Size" menu item, go for obviousness instead.

This was discussed recently msg00681.html

Yes, Chipzz's message is part of that same thread.

The third item listed by google for the word Baobab is the homepage for
the Baobab disk usage program:

Are you suggesting that someone be expected to search Google to understand menu items in a file manager?

Matthew Paul Thomas

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