Uncovering tech's most peculiar product codenames

Tech companies go to painstaking lengths to keep new products confidential, which is why many of them assign "secret" product codenames. Here's an insider's look at some of the most unusual codenames, with themes ranging from felines to fairytales.

By Kristin Burnham, CIO |  Software, Apple, Facebook

Mozilla Enjoys the Outdoors

Mozilla, whose past philanthropic work includes support of wildlife preserves and national parks, named several versions of its Firefox browser accordingly.

Firefox 2.0 was codenamed Bon Echo after Bon Echo Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada; 3.0 was codenamed Gran Paradiso after Gran Paradiso Mountain Range in Italy; and Firefox 3.6 was codenamed "Namoroka" after Tsingy de Namoroka Nature Reserve in Madagascar.

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