Hi, I don't see why so many people are having problems with the fact that a new name HAS to be chosen for OBOS, and why people are reading so much into the choices. Does it really matter if the chosen word is masculine or feminine (or even neuter) in different languages? I can see that it could be a problem giving it a name that has a certain meaning in another language..... there was an example with Jif household cleanser when it was released to the European market, as in one of the countries it was to be introduced, Jif was a slang word for 'sexually satisfying oneself', so they renamed it to Cif. But I think the best way to choose a name is to choose one which sounds good and is memorable. Out of the list of the 15 final names, I would assume that people could find faults with all of them, and for that matter with any name that someone might come up with. I like the sound of the name Dysis, and also of the name Auros, though people have been hinting that they don't want it to have OS at the end of the name becasue it has been played to death. When a name is decided upon in the end, it's not going to bother me what it is called because the thing that should really matter is that the operating system is well programmed and will do the job it is intended for. I have liked BeOS for ages and like to use it because it is a good system. I wouldn't stop using it because someone decided to give it a silly name. Lets concentrate on the real issues, like getting any bugs out and getting it ready for people to install.