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August 17, 2008

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srikanth @ 8:54 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1219006480 ) Play

Two names of this product:

Both names were chosen for similar reasons. Why was each name chosen?

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Answer:
Borland’s spreadsheet app was codenamed Buddha (because they wanted to ‘assume the lotus position’). To avoid legal issues they finally named it Quattro (Italian for 4, putting it one step ahead of Lotus’s 1-2-3


27 Responses to “Go!”

  1. Quattro Pro spreadsheet program developed by Borland, which has been sold to Corel.
    When the first version was being developed, it was codenamed “Buddha”.


  2. Dibyo
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    Quattro Pro, codenamed “Buddha” during development since it was meant to “assume the Lotus position”, #1 in the market.

    Quattro is the Italian word for “four”, a play on being one step ahead of “1-2-3”.


  3. Quatro Pro

    Version 1.0 was codenamed Buddha since Borland wanted it to assume the “Lotus” position.

    The next version was named Quattro (four) since it was a step ahead of Lotus 1-2-3.


  4. Vinay

    Lotus


  5. Goyal
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    Quattro Pro

    1. Buddha – Be in the Lotus position
    2. Quattro – Four – ahead of (lotus) 1-2-3


  6. Prasad

    Buddha and Quattro.
    Straight from wikipedia: ”
    Quattro Pro is a spreadsheet program developed by Borland.
    When version 1.0 was in development, it was codenamed “Buddha” since it was meant to “assume the Lotus position”, #1 in the market. When the product was launched in 1988, its original name was Quattro (the Italian word for “four”, a play on being one step ahead of “1-2-3″).”


  7. Chandrakant Nair

    Quattro Pro version 1.0

    Name 1 – “Buddha” , cos twas supposed 2 assume d no.1 position in d market or d Lotus position which Lotus had occupied

    Name 2 – “Quattro” , italian for 4 , which stood 4 being one step ahead of 1-2-3 in d market , again a reference 2 d Lotus 1-2-3 program..The name was later changed 2 Quattro Pro..


  8. udupendra
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    Some quick wiki-ing reveals…

    1. ‘Buddha’ because the product ‘would assume the Lotus position’

    2. ‘Quattro’ because they were ‘one step ahead of 1-2-3’


  9. vijayaraghavan

    1.buddha
    2.quatrro

    both are references to lotus 123


  10. svgreatest

    Borland’s Quattro Pro was codenamed “Buddha” since it was meant to “assume the Lotus position”, #1 in the market. Quattro, the Italian word for “four”, a play on being one step ahead of “1-2-3”.


  11. vishnu

    Borland Quattro Pro
    It was codenamed ‘Buddha’


  12. joe

    Quattro Pro. Codenamed Buddha because it was to “assume the buddha’s position and released as Quattro (Italian) Pro coz it was one step ahead of the Lotus 1-2-3.


  13. varuns88
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    The product is Borland Quattro Pro,a spreadsheet program.

    Was codenamed “Buddha”,since it was meant to attain the “Lotus” position,i.e. No.1 in the market.

    Was later called “Quattro” to show that it was one step ahead of Lotus 1-2-3.


  14. Rohan
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    borland quattro pro and buddha

    When version 1.0 was in development, it was codenamed “Buddha” since it was meant to “assume the Lotus position”, #1 in the market. When the product was launched in 1988, its original name was Quattro (the Italian word for “four”, a play on being one step ahead of “1-2-3”). Borland changed the name to Quattro Pro for its 1990 release.


  15. Ajay Parasuram
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    Quattro Pro was named Buddha because they were going to assume the Lotus position, and and Quattro because they were one step ahead of Lotus 1-2-3.


  16. duriel
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    Buddha: Take the “Lotus” position
    Quattro: 4, as in better than “1-2-3”

    Both are aimed at lotus 1-2-3, the competing product.


  17. akhi
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    Quattro Pro was codenamed buddha because it was meant to assume the Lotus position( No 1) , in the market , to quote Wiki


  18. rajeshvj
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    1. “Buddha” – The codename
    2. Quattro Pro

    1. The “Lotus” position.
    2. Quattro – “4”, probably indicating the days of “1-2-3” are over.


  19. Tathagata Chatterjee
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    1) Lotus 123 : Buddha in a lotus position. The name was chosen because (a) co-founder Mitch Kapor was into eastern mysticism (b)123 meant the three ways the product could be used, as a spreadsheet, graphics package, and database manager (c)its as easy to use as saying 1-2-3.
    2)Quattro : When version 1.0 was in development, it was codenamed “Buddha” since it was meant to “assume the Lotus position”, #1 in the market. When the product was launched in 1988, its original name was Quattro (the Italian word for “four”, a play on being one step ahead of “1-2-3”).
    Regards,
    Tathagata Chatterjee


  20. quattro pro

    1) version 1.0 was codenamed buddha ince it was meant to “assume the ‘Lotus’ position” which was the best in the market

    2) quattro – the original name because it meant 4 and that it was one step ahead of 1-2-3

    I’M BACK!!!


  21. lotus and quattro (pro ?)

    When version 1.0 of borland quattro was in development, it was codenamed “Buddha” since it was meant to “assume the Lotus position”, i.e #1 in the market. When the product was launched in 1988, its original name was Quattro (the Italian word for “four”, a play on being one step ahead of “1-2-3”). Borland changed the name to Quattro Pro for its 1990 release.


  22. correction.. no lotus.. just buddha and quattro.. (read the question wrong)


  23. Amith

    The product was originally codenamed “Buddha” which was later changed to “Quattro”.

    Quoting wiki : When version 1.0 was in development, it was codenamed “Buddha” since it was meant to “assume the Lotus position”, #1 in the market. When the product was launched in 1988, its original name was Quattro (the Italian word for “four”, a play on being one step ahead of “1-2-3”).


  24. yaksha
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    When version 1.0 was in development, it was codenamed “Buddha” since it was meant to “assume the Lotus position”, #1 in the market. When the product was launched in 1988, its original name was Quattro (the Italian word for “four”, a play on being one step ahead of “1-2-3”). Borland changed the name to Quattro Pro for its 1990 release.


  25. anirvan

    lotus notes?


  26. sidsen
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    having done a whole project on the implications of this case (lotus v. borland) on copyright laws i almost don\’t feel like answering this question, but given that i do have a new tshirt :) how can one stop from answering? Lotus “1-2-3” leads to “4” Pro


  27. rubhatta

    Quattro Pro, the spreadsheet program by Borland was codenamed “Buddha” (1) when version 1.0 was in development, since it was meant to “assume the Lotus position”, indicative of Lotus 1-2-3, #1 in the market. When the product was launched, its original name was Quattro (2) (the Italian word for “four”, a play on being one step ahead of “1-2-3”)


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