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Application Software Codenames


Apple

  • WebObjects 3.0: Shiva
  • At Ease: Tiny Toons
  • MacDraw: Mackelangelo
  • MacDraw Pro 1.0: Chameleon, Maui
  • MacWrite: Macauthor
  • MacWrite Pro 1.0: Old Pro
  • MacWrite Pro 1.5: Cue Ball
  • MacWrite Pro 1.5v3: Shakespeare
  • MacsBug: a contraction of Motorola Advanced Computer Systems debugger
  • GUS (Apple IIGS emulator): GUS is reportedly the original code name
  • eWorld: Aladdin

Claris

  • FileMaker Pro: Ninja, Samurai, Banzai
  • Claris MacProject: Road Runner
  • ClarisDraw: Expressway
  • ClarisImpact: Wall Street (Claris was confident that it would make lots of money and appeal to business users)
  • ClarisWorks: Terminator (because it was designed to terminate Microsoft Works sales)

Dantz

  • Dantz DiskFit Direct: Paris
  • Dantz Retrospect 2.0: Warpaint
  • Dantz Retrospect 3.0: Peary

Microsoft

  • MS Excel: Odyssey
  • MS Mail 4.0: Capone
  • MS Windows 95: Cairo, Chicago
  • MS Windows 95 Update: Nashville
  • MS Windows 98: Memphis

Other Companies

  • Netscape Communicator 4: Galileo
  • MacX: Malcom (probably because of the "X" relation)
  • Acrobat: Houdini
  • Lotus MarketPlace: Surfer
  • dBASE IV 2.0: X-15 (after the experimental jet with which Chuck Yaeger set world speed records.)
  • FullWrite: Ozone
  • MacroModel: Zeppo (Mac version), Harpo (PC version), Gummo (Silicon Graphics version)
  • Quattro Pro 1.0: Buddha (because they were going to assume the Lotus position)
  • Quattro Pro 2.0: Splash (because one million units sold would pay for the new campus swimming pool)
  • Sun's Mac emulator: Cat-in-the-Hat


Created: 08/03/98
Updated: 11/09/02


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