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Computer name dilemma

I ordered a new MacBook Pro to replace my 7 year old PowerBook. It wont come for a few days since it is being shipped UPS ground. The big dilemma is what to name it.

The PowerBook is de la Rue for Pierre de la Rue. This iMac is Clemens non Papa, my older iMac is Machaut, and Obrecht is my old 2cpu G4. I also have no longer used but operational Ockeghem - a Beige G3 converted to a G4 which runs OS9, and I think Palestrina, a 604 is in the basement. In the past I've had Dufay and Lassus. Josquin was my Windows machine.

There's always Gabrieli or Monteverdi but I am thinking of Ludovicus Episcopius because I like the sound of that name and I think I'm going to go with full names from now on.

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You haven't had a Gesualdo or a Dowland yet.

..or alternatively you could wait for the new MBP to show up and let it tell you what its name is.

You may not like what it says, but you can always override that anyway since you're the Master of its Hard Drive.

:)

Congratulations on your new purchase! Which size did you order?

The 13 inch version with only 2gig memory. I've been waivering about waiting for a tablet but de la Rue is not in good shape - bad battery, not enough memory, still running tiger.

Well, if you go for Gabrieli or Monteverdi (or Gesualdo for that matter), you're branching out into the Baroque; I'd be inclined to reserve that for a new and different type of machine.

If you do call it Ludovicus Episcopius, I hope I never have to say its name out loud; if I do, I'm going with "Louie the Bishop".

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