back to article Git365. Git for Teams. Quatermass and the Git Pit. GitHub simply won't do now Microsoft has it

In all the furore around the acquisition of GitHub by Microsoft, no one has asked the obvious question: what should the service be called after its Redmondisation? At Vulture Central, we live in constant fear of mixing up GitLab and GitHub. Two letters are all that stand between an amusingly snarky story and a grovelling …

  1. Aladdin Sane Silver badge

    We're no strangers to hubs.

    1. Christian Berger Silver badge

      You know the spec and so do I.

      1. Graham Dawson

        Clean commits are what I'm thinking of

        1. Christian Berger Silver badge

          You wouldn't pull this from any other guy.

          1. Allonymous Coward

            I just want to tell you what I'm merging,

            Git will make you understand.

            1. Christian Berger Silver badge

              Never gonna Git you up

              1. Why Not?

                Never going to git you down

                Never gonna run around and revert you

                Well played sir!

    2. TheVogon Silver badge

      Git'sHub

    3. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Gitborger, I mean Bitburger

    4. Mark 65 Silver badge

      They could tie it to some of their old file systems and get...

      FatGit

      or

      ExFatGit

  2. HxBro

    Missed the obvious one

    Gitty McGitFace

    1. Mephistro Silver badge
      Angel

      Re: Missed the obvious one

      Or Slurpy McSlurpface.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Missed the obvious one

        Nah, the obvious one is Microgit.

    2. FuzzyWuzzys Silver badge

      Re: Missed the obvious one

      ..or as Github has a reputation as a free public password repository, "FreePassword-Lookupy McProject-FeckedFace"!

    3. Flakk Silver badge

      Re: Missed the obvious one

      I normally love the "X-y Mc-X-face" meme, but I am staggered that "Stupid Git" isn't a poll choice.

      1. Yet Another Anonymous coward Silver badge

        Re: Missed the obvious one

        Visual SourceHub for Business 365 Cloud Services Edition

        1. eldakka Silver badge

          Re: Missed the obvious one

          .Net Visual SourceHub for Business 365 Cloud Services Edition

          1. maffski

            Re: Missed the obvious one

            .Net Visual SourceHub for Business 365 Cloud Services Edition

            Be careful not to install the cut down -core edition, it's incompatible and will corrupt your source.

      2. oldcoder

        Re: Missed the obvious one

        First thought I had was "Git Out as fast as you can".

    4. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Obnoxious Git

      If the hat fits...

      1. John Smith 19 Gold badge
        Unhappy

        Re: Obnoxious Git If the hat fits...

        No.

        Git 365 is the obvious name in keeping with current MS "Standards"

        But "Hubcrap" is probably what it'll end up being, like Skype turned to s**t and various other Redmond "acquisitions"

    5. Daniel von Asmuth Bronze badge
      Windows

      Re: Missed the obvious one

      Megasoft. (what could be more obvious?) Or Visual AppStore.

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    7. macjules Silver badge

      Re: Missed the obvious one

      Clippy McGitface?

  3. JDX Gold badge

    Trolling for comments

    They didn't rename Skype. Go find some actual news to report instead of pandering to the Penguintards

    1. wolfetone Silver badge

      Re: Trolling for comments

      "They didn't rename Skype. Go find some actual news to report instead of pandering to the Penguintards"

      Having a bit of fun on a Friday isn't a crime JDX, if that's your real name, KIm Jong Un.

    2. MacroRodent Silver badge

      Re: Trolling for comments

      Hey, its Friday! Silly polls are expected!

    3. Adrian 4 Silver badge

      Re: Trolling for comments

      @JDX They sure buggered it up, though. Repeatedly.

      1. jake Silver badge

        Re: Trolling for comments

        @JDX They sure are buggering it up, though. Still.

        1. P. Lee Silver badge

          Re: Trolling for comments

          Then I name the next version of linux, "hedgehog".

          Oh wait, there's that init replacement thingy...

          I name the next version of BSD, "hedgehog".

    4. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Trolling for comments

      @JDX

      but how many companies have been renamed by Linux?

    5. FuzzyWuzzys Silver badge
      Facepalm

      Re: Trolling for comments

      Have 20p and buy yourself a sense of humour you miserable sod!

    6. Dave K Silver badge

      Re: Trolling for comments

      They did however rename Lync to Skype for Business, meaning that they have two products with Skype in the name that are totally different and incompatible with one-another. Given how MS then loves to try and bundle Skype (home) with Windows 10, it causes all manner of support issues here when people launch the wrong one then log a ticket because they can't sign in.

      Sure MS will manage to screw things up somewhere here!

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      2. philnc

        Re: Trolling for comments

        The renaming of Lync was clearly... stupid. At the time some of us assumed they were going to re-platform or even drop consumer Skype. There's clearly a bit of competition going on behind the scenes, and MS Teams voice and video only make it more confusing. But Redmond can afford to muck things up, because they have no effective competition in the space (talk about stupid branding: what slacker at Google thought that "Hangouts" was a good name for an enterprise conference system -- it's like the 7th graders took over the schoolyard!).

    7. JakeMS Silver badge

      Re: Trolling for comments

      JDX... seriously?

    8. Fungus Bob Silver badge

      Re: Trolling for comments

      I think JDX needs a hug...

    9. katrinab Silver badge

      Re: Trolling for comments

      But they did rename Lync as Skype for Business.

      1. TheVogon Silver badge

        Re: Trolling for comments

        And now it's Microsoft Teams.

  4. Doctor Syntax Silver badge

    How about HubCap for the inevitable "unlimited" free version with caps on file size, numbers and branches?

    1. Michael H.F. Wilkinson Silver badge
      Pint

      That is genius! I'll raise a glass to that once I have cleared all the tea from my keyboard

    2. MrBanana

      Misread that as "breaches" - then figured it was unlikely as no one seems able to put a cap on that kind of thing.

  5. Alister Silver badge

    OLD GIT

    Can't believe you didn't offer it...

    1. Alister Silver badge

      Re: OLD GIT

      Bad form replying to myself, but I just thought of another one...

      It should be called "Developers, Developers, Developers"

  6. Pen-y-gors Silver badge

    EXGIT

    It's on the way out. This Git is pushing up the daisies etc it is an ex-Git

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: EXGIT

      Exgit means Exgit.

      1. eldakka Silver badge

        Re: EXGIT

        You forgot the exclamation in that,

        Exgit means Exgit!

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    GitShot because now you want to git shot of it.

  8. Warm Braw Silver badge

    Unfortunately, Clone Zone is already taken [NSFW].

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Note to self, don't click this guys links.

      1. heyrick Silver badge

        "Note to self, don't click this guys links."

        My first thought was "oh my God". Then I burst out laughing because one of the products said "actual size" and while it might be well hard and badass on a 42" monitor, I'm using a phone so it's a bit...fun size. &#128514; (<-- because ElReg can't do emoji)

  9. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    MicrosoftGIT, to make it clear wherein lays the ownership.

  10. ShelLuser
    Joke

    No thanks El Reg!

    Now I'm stuck with that song in my head all day! :P

    At least it's now for a good cause, that's a pro...

    o/~ Never gonna git you up, never gonna push you down, never gonna clone around and fork you o/~

  11. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Missing a few...

    Microsoft Git for Workgroups

    Microsoft GIT Professional (includes word processor, spreadsheet, database and slide maker. And something else that no-one ever used)

    1. 404 Username Not Found

      Re: Missing a few...

      I am so fed up with people asking me what OneNote is I have resorted to just telling people to pretend it isn't there.

      1. Barry Rueger Silver badge

        Re: Missing a few...

        I am so fed up with people asking me what OneNote

        OK, you convinced me to finally find out what it does. I was immediately reminded of all of the strange products that are endlessly promoted by Google, but never actually used by anyone but fan boys.

        1. Terry 6 Silver badge

          Re: Missing a few...

          Actually, since Evernote reduced their free service to sharing only between a couple of machines I've used Onenote insead. Not gladly, but it works.

      2. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Missing a few...

        "I am so fed up with people asking me what OneNote is I have resorted to just telling people to pretend it isn't there."

        Tell them the truth, it's a shortcut to somebody else's idea.

    2. Michael H.F. Wilkinson Silver badge
      Joke

      Re: Missing a few...

      Microsoft Git Millennium Edition?

      Please accept my heartfelt apologies for bringing back repressed memories still lurking in the depths of many of us commentards

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Missing a few...

        > Microsoft Git Millennium Edition?

        I have to say I read that initially as "Microsoft Git Millenial Edition"

        A place where 20-something coders who've never seen C or Assembly hang out, and make all the same mistakes us greybeards made 40 years ago.

    3. Jack of Shadows Silver badge
      Pint

      Re: Missing a few...

      That missing thing would be Visio. I've yet to do anything with it, much prefering my CASE/CADE tools.

  12. Chris G Silver badge

    Gitahdavit!

    See title.

  13. jake Silver badge

    Doesn't matter what they call it ...

    ... as I won't be using it anyway. But ShitHub works.

    Been shit on too many times by Redmond to start trusting them now.

    (Has anyone managed to figure out how to stop cats from posting for you when your back is turned?)

    1. Doctor Syntax Silver badge

      Re: Doesn't matter what they call it ...

      "Has anyone managed to figure out how to stop cats from posting for you when your back is turned?"

      Non-destructively?

      1. jake Silver badge

        Re: Doesn't matter what they call it ...

        Of course non-destructively. I need my nocturnal predators, they keep us from being inundated with rodents.

        1. getHandle

          Re: Doesn't matter what they call it ...

          Ours bring rodents in and let them go! Never thought cats would work out rodent net positive...

      2. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Doesn't matter what they call it ...

        > "Has anyone managed to figure out how to stop cats from posting for you when your back is turned?"

        Maybe try the same trick used with tigers? Wear a pair of sunglasses on the back of your head.

        Apparently it makes (tigers) think you have eyes in the back of your head, so are less easy to sneak up on.

    2. onefang Silver badge

      Re: Doesn't matter what they call it ...

      "(Has anyone managed to figure out how to stop cats from posting for you when your back is turned?)"

      Make sure that what you are doing while you have your back turned is opening up what ever is their favourite food. You will then have their undivided attention, at least until you get out of the way and let them eat. With my last cat, if I didn't know where she was, I'd just poke my head out the door and yell "CHEESE!".

      1. Anomalous Cowturd
        Coat

        Re: Doesn't matter what they call it ...

        {With my last cat, if I didn't know where she was, I'd just poke my head out the door and yell "CHEESE!".}

        Does she like having her picture taken?

        1. onefang Silver badge

          Re: Doesn't matter what they call it ...

          Nah, she got addicted to slices of cheddar. Blame my ex.

          1. Jack of Shadows Silver badge

            Re: Doesn't matter what they call it ...

            My Mom asked a vet if cats like cheese. "Only the ones that have tasted it." Which I've always believed having had quite a few cats just show up and move in*. Right until this kitten. For some reason she refuses milk and cheese, spitting it out. Weird.

            *- Yes, I'm a well trained cat slave/slut (depending on whether you ask cats, or humans).

            1. onefang Silver badge

              Re: Doesn't matter what they call it ...

              "For some reason she refuses milk and cheese, spitting it out. Weird."

              A lot of cats are actually lactose intolerant.

            2. jake Silver badge

              Re: Doesn't matter what they call it ...

              Assuming you mean cow's milk, that's for baby bovines, not baby felines. Almost all cats will get the shits from drinking cow's milk.

    3. heyrick Silver badge

      Re: Doesn't matter what they call it ...

      "Has anyone managed to figure out how to stop cats from posting for you when your back is turned?"

      Posting when you aren't looking is okay. They're just pranking you and trolling everybody else, which is in the nature of cat.

      It's when they want to do it when you are looking, that you've got problems. Moreso if the cat makes more intelligible posts than you (this might be what's going wrong with amfm1?).

    4. Jack of Shadows Silver badge

      Re: Doesn't matter what they call it ...

      I lock the screen/keyboard each time I go away from the machine. Started when a 4 year old showed up wanting to use my devices. Now with the kitten that showed up here looking for a home, it's habit. Only thing that out-stubborn me. The kitten, not the 4 year old.

  14. Aladdin Sane Silver badge

    A special version for IBM execs

    Git to da choppah!

  15. Stoolbend

    What about GitHub's joyful mascot, OctoCat? I've got a feeling that "OctoBorg" will fit nicely.

    Now where did I leave that Photoshop DVD?...

  16. David Davenport

    Gits

    see title

  17. Alan J. Wylie Silver badge
  18. DaveB

    Black Hole

  19. Sideways

    UtterGit?

  20. ibmalone Silver badge

    Team for Gits obviously.

  21. Paul Kinsler

    um

    GitLook?

  22. Andy00ff00

    Visual GitHub.Net 2018

    catchy eh?

  23. Dr. G. Freeman

    Parliament ?

    As it's full of old gits, strange gits, annoying gits, etc.

  24. Andy00ff00

    Clippy's a git

    It looks like you want to control your code. Would you like some help?

    1. cbars

      Re: Clippy's a git

      ClippyCode

      (came here to add my own but thought I'd keep variants together... a comment branch, if you will)

    2. Paul Kinsler

      Re: Clippy's a git

      heh - "Gitty can see you are trying to pull. Would you like some help?"

  25. Teiwaz Silver badge

    AzureHub, eventually...

    Doesn't matter what you call it, it'll be tied into Azure, Office365, Cortana and spit LinkedIn messages to all insundry when you check/in/checkout/shakeitallabout.

  26. Horridbloke

    Calendar of events

    September 2018: service is renamed "Coding For Windows Live".

    October 2018: service now requires Silverlight to work.

    July 2019: service is shut down following a generous 7 day notice period.

    1. TheVogon Silver badge

      Re: Calendar of events

      "July 2019: service is shut down following a generous 7 day notice period."

      It was bought by Microsoft, not Google!

  27. Christian Berger Silver badge

    If it was Apple, they'd call it iGIT

    For Reference:

    https://dict.leo.org/englisch-deutsch/igitt

  28. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Git TF!

    I'm sure you can work out what the TF stand for (at least if you're Scottish)...

    1. Teiwaz Silver badge

      Re: Git TF!

      I'm sure you can work out what the TF stand for (at least if you're Scottish)...

      Those aren't the initials for Buckfast....

      1. Inspector71

        Re: Git TF!

        No, that'd be ES (Electric Soup)

        1. Inspector71

          Re: Git TF!

          and yes I know all you fellow Scots not the original electric soup which my dad used to talk about seeing the local alkies consuming in old Dundee but that's what Buckie got called round my way amongst other things.

    2. eldakka Silver badge

      Re: Git TF!

      GitTFO

  29. TVU Silver badge

    The anthem for the newly renamed GitHub under Microsoft ought to be, "You can't hide your pryin' eyes".

    1. Inspector71

      I'd go for Joni Mitchell's Big Yellow Taxi:

      You dont' know what you've Git till it's gone

      They paved paradise and put up a data centre.

      1. Ken Moorhouse Silver badge

        Re: They paved paradise and put up a data centre.

        They took all the trees

        And put 'em in that data centre

        And they charged the people

        A dollar and a half just to seem 'em

  30. Alistair Silver badge
    Windows

    MSGit

    Q2 2018 "Oh, we're not going to change the name"

    Q3 2018 "Our developers have created this amazing new client for git, $128/seat/year!"

    Q4 2018 "dammit no one is using MSGit"

    Q1 2019 "Github will be using a new *updated* standard for GIT !!!, have to use MSgit since no one else uses this better standard"

    Q3 2019 "Wow, traffic on GitHub fell off a cliff ....make it sexy again!"

    Q1 2020 "Git For Business is now available, a git repo, compiler engines in the cloud, interface design UI servers in the cloud, and true collaborative coding, we'll search all the gits and find the best code that matches what you're trying to do and pull it into your git!!!!"

    I think they should just give up now, rebrand it MScodeGitsnBitsforBusinessFailure

    Oh! And happy friday of the weekend Canada Day celebration from the northern leftpondians!

    1. Trollslayer Silver badge
      Thumb Up

      Re: MSGit

      "northern leftpondians"

      I like it!

    2. bombastic bob Silver badge
      Devil

      Re: MSGit

      Q3 2018 - here's the new EULA for your git login. Enjoy the slurp/track. It's now a 'Microsoft Logon', just like the one you use for MS *EVERYTHING* *ELSE* . (good luck using it with traditional non-updated git tools)

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: MSGit

        "good luck using it with traditional non-updated git tools"

        After you've gone through the trauma of fixing the borked account migration. I know of several people who either can't play or have had to re-purchase Minecraft since MS converted the accounts system.

        1. Anonymous Coward
          Anonymous Coward

          Re: MSGit

          > I know of several people who either can't play or have had to re-purchase Minecraft since MS converted the accounts system.

          Our CI system uses MSVC for making publicly downloadable builds. Every few months it stops working, and I login to the system to find out what's wrong. Every single time it's MSVC wanting me to re-authenticate, then refusing to accept my username/password.

          To reset my account, they want me to provide my mobile number. Not fucking happening. Ever.

          So, instead it gets a newly generated account using random crap email address alias, and that'll have to do until next time. Jeez I hate those wankers (MS if that's not clear).

  31. steelpillow Silver badge
    Windows

    Microsoft VisualGit

    Per the above, the Visual Git mascot to be Clippy with an RMS haircut and beard (how I wish I were a proper graphics artist! Actually, the more I try to visualise (sic) it, the happier I am that I cannot)

    For the puzzled millennials among you, here is a BASIC clue for you.

    Icon for irony (actually, not a bad fallback mascot... Clippy aged 65?)

  32. Ima Ballsy
    Alert

    How about ....

    I'm gonna GIT you Sucka !!!

  33. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    WinGit ?

    Azure-a-Git ?

    Git SE ?

  34. Baudwalk

    I'm just waiting for...

    ...SharePoint to be renamed to GitHub for Business.

  35. Steve Davies 3 Silver badge
    Big Brother

    how about...?

    Deserted Island Hub?

    Pretty soon all that will be left will be MS's own code and no one wants to touch that with a bargepole. MS will be watching you!

  36. Authentic Name

    Gitzune?

  37. stephanh Silver badge

    kudos for "SourceSafe eXtreme"

    Just the right combination of superficial plausibility and stark terror.

  38. Efer Brick

    If you were the only git in the world

    no comment

  39. stefan 5

    GitOut

    Just call it GitOut once they have it

  40. fluffybunnyuk

    how about they call it " I can't believe its not git" or just "Gits!!!"

  41. SeanEllis
    Flame

    Aargh

    Looking forward to a new UI where we can only see 8 lines of code at a time, each in a separate speech bubble, with the top 25% of the window dedicated to showing us our own username, and the left 25% of the window dedicated to showing us icons for 3 features, in a font and color scheme you can't customize, a minimum window size that's too big, a maximum window size that just expands the whitespace, and a search control that takes 95% of the window title bar so you can't move the window without pinpoint precision.

    https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/17408641-please-create-a-professional-compact-chat-layout

  42. SVV Silver badge

    Git Orf My LAN

    One for the server farmers...

  43. defiler Silver badge

    GitOverit

    How about simply MS Bob? They'll have the banners and the promo bags in a cupboard somewhere, I'm sure. Just make it v2.0. Or better, v6.0 - then everyone will know it works.

  44. Paddy

    GitGoing

    When the going gets tough, the tough gits going.

  45. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Git me baby one more time.

  46. Ungawunga

    µSoftGit

    Why not.

  47. CAPS LOCK Silver badge

    BillGits

    Sorry, I'll get my coat...

  48. JohnFen Silver badge

    Easy

    It should be called "GitHub".

  49. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Ahem...

    Got?

  50. onefang Silver badge

    GitOutaHere, damn someone else did it.

    GitOffMyLawn, someone did it better.

    iDontShiveAGit, phew, something original at least.

  51. MrKrotos

    SlurpHub :P

  52. MrKrotos

    or maybe GitLocker?

  53. John Sanders
    Trollface

    It shall be called

    Gitzune!

  54. El blissett

    Codeplex for Business?

  55. John Gamble
    Meh

    As a Memorial To Microsoft's Ballmer Era...

    ... they will call it GitHubris.

  56. Detective Emil

    Alternate Title

    See Wikipedia if under 60 or not a Brit.

  57. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Where was...

    [ ] - "The Code Repository Many People Used To Use".

  58. adnim Silver badge

    Got

    See title :-)

  59. Camilla Smythe Silver badge

    SCOHub

    What do you mean... "Don't disturb the Zombie."?

    Places order for Popcorn.

  60. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Did someone say GitLost

    It's up there in the title.

  61. User McUser

    A few suggestions...

    Git While the Git'n's Good

    Git On With IT (the version for your Tech support team)

    Git In M'uh Belly (you know, for fat bastards)

  62. Ian Emery Silver badge

    MICROGIT

    I have been calling it MicroGit since the day the take over was announced.

  63. jbmoore

    Yet another name

    You forgot GitAzure...

  64. cyberdemon
    Unhappy

    Git for Business

    Which obviously is totally incompatible with actual Git, and requires Silverlight. But it has an app for your Zune.

  65. fluffybunnyuk

    Microsoft Git. The G is voiced as "sh".

  66. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Into Darkness

    Git your hands off of my data, mother Klucker.

    -------

    I believed in a thing called Git.

    ----

    Git on the rocks

    Git on the rocks with no ice

    So many issues we should address

    'Cos our code just don't correlate

    All the emotions that we suppress

    Bite our tongues until it's too late

  67. JuJuBalt

    "Gits"

    "Gits"

  68. Mario Becroft
    Happy

    I guess I made the right choice in going with Atlassian suite from the start. It also cost less and has more functionality.

  69. Mr. Moose
    Devil

    Call it: ShitHub, or SnitHub

    Depending on your point of view.

  70. Chronos Silver badge

    Git Off My Lawn

    Since MS are officially Old™

  71. Vanir

    Latest commit 5bb5c36

    Gutless Git.

    MS now has all Git's subscribers' data.

    What to do now?

  72. tygrus.au

    How about "Gitlost"

    BTW, Look up git in Wiktionary, the free dictionary:

    "Git is a term of insult with origins in British English denoting an unpleasant, silly, incompetent, annoying, senile, elderly or childish person. As a mild oath it is roughly on a par with prat and marginally less pejorative than berk. Typically a good-natured admonition with a strong implication of familiarity, git is more severe than twit or idiot but less severe than wanker, arsehole or twat when offence is intended.

    Linus Torvalds actually named the VCS system "Git". Maybe it was what he thought of most of the contributors sending him bug riddled Linux code (the first use of Git).

    The name still seems just as appropriate for Microsoft and it's programming users.

    1. jake Silver badge

      Re: How about "Gitlost"

      Instead, look up git in the history of the Linux kernel. Has nothing to do with contributors to the kernel; rather the opposite, in fact.

  73. onefang Silver badge

    Gitmo, AKA Guantanamo Bay Naval Base.

  74. dmacleo

    GitGone

    GitOut

    etc

  75. Paranoid android

    GitSoft

    The obvious one!

  76. mevets

    One name to rule them all....

    That isn’t the microsoft way; the first thing it needs is to divide the exact same thing into multiple tiers at different prices.

    1. Enterprise edition git: eegit

    2. Internet developer git: idgit

    3.Mobile app git: magit

    4. Federated k8s git: fkgit

    And to help guide you to the right git for you: gippy, your git assistant.

    1. onefang Silver badge
      Pint

      Re: One name to rule them all....

      You should have split those between multiple comments, I would have upvoted each one. Have an upvote, and an inoxicating beverage of your choice ->

  77. Milton Silver badge

    OldGit

    OldGit—includes a plethora of appropriate mental images for UK readers, including imminent obsolescence, and correctly implies that all sentient users not yet victimised by Microsoft's "ecosystem" will be heading for something younger, better and less likely to become toxic.

    "Ecosystem": Trap floored with poisoned punji sticks—refers to commercial practice of attempting to entrap paying customers via contrived dependence, usually on false and superfluous grounds, thereafter to squeeze their wallets until they die.

  78. JLV Silver badge

    given a once-popular substitution for the S in MS, some unkind souls - not me, guv - might go for Git$

  79. Lars Johansson

    SourceSafe for Workgroups

    ...for that enterprisey legacy feeling.

  80. Ken Moorhouse Silver badge

    GINT

    aka Modder's Ruin

  81. Steve Channell
    Unhappy

    Source safe extreme

    Surely that's just an alias for one that worked for more than a month without having a corruption or one that was corrupt beyond all recognition and needs to be restored from tape

  82. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Now that MS has a finger in the pie...how about

    GitLost?

  83. John Geek
    Devil

    "MicroGit"

  84. Neon Teepee
    Coat

    For the Aussies

    Universally Grabbing Great Source (UGGS)

    GitBucket or BitGit - For the Atlassian fans

  85. mgoebel

    Microsoft VCShub

    Microsoft IP Theft Hub (Microsoft IPTShub)

    Microsoft Paywall Hub

    Microsoft Shitzilla

    Microsoft VCS365

    Microsoft GotIT365

  86. FidgetStick

    GIT 350'ish

    surely it needs some downtime worked into the name...

  87. MartinBZM
    IT Angle

    how about ...

    SunkHole

    Hmmm ?

    Apparantly IT has nothing to do with Git, anymore.

  88. David 18

    How about...

    /dev/null ?

  89. jimbo60

    GitSmart...

    ...has the appropriate comedic aspect for this entire farce.

  90. Sleekit

    Gitiup

    Because everything Microsoft touches, slows down.

    1. Neon Teepee
      Stop

      Re: Gitiup

      That has Git and ihub - Apple would sue :-)

  91. dbtx Bronze badge

    GitHurrb, also has the anagram: BuhGrrit

  92. Aladdin Sane Silver badge

    After hours

    Git pub? For once let's not hope for a lock in.

  93. quxinot

    Given the reliability of O365 and such

    ... It'll obviously be GitDown!

  94. dajames Silver badge

    I just hope it's not

    GitStore ...

    ... or Microsoft SourceStore ...

    ... but I'm sure monetization will come into it.

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