All our computers at work and at home are spelled all lowercase, the usual practice. However, proper nouns in English are initial caps. Who's right? They are definitely proper nouns. It also causes some awkwardness, especially as the first word in a sentence. If the poor user enters the name with initial cap, "host not found". Either the grammar/language usage needs to change or naming practice changes. Is this speciesism (sp?) carbon based lifeforms get "real", proper names with initial caps, computers don't. Or is Erwin in User Friendly cutting edge?