UNIX — Why the name?

Ever wondered where Adequate, Qemu or Eclispse got their names from? Check out WhyTheName page on Debian’s wiki.

Giving cryptic names to software is a well-established UNIX tradition, and the explanations are often missing from the documentation, either because the developers imagine it’s obvious (usually wrongly) or because they think nobody cares (and here they’re usually right, or it would turn up as FAQ material)

I knew some and was very intrigued by a vast majority of them

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