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HybridShadow
July 24th, 2005, 11:26
Well as some of you know the Codenamed 'Longhorn' ALPHA builds were floating around well it has been named....

www.microsoft.com/windowsvista

jv9
July 24th, 2005, 11:30
Yeah I saw that on the news..but they'll hopefully change back the name
or make a new one because if that's the final name Longhorn is better.

305soldier
July 24th, 2005, 11:39
it's an OS right? well i wouldn't want my OS to be named after a resturant so i would rather "vista". in spanish it means sight so they problably used that to come up with the name or something.

jv9
July 24th, 2005, 11:41
Still...

305soldier
July 24th, 2005, 11:42
still what?

onewecallgod
July 24th, 2005, 11:43
what a crappy name. longhorn was fine....

here comes the golorified XP SP3

jv9
July 24th, 2005, 11:44
what a crappy name. longhorn was fine....

here comes the golorified XP SP3

onewecallgod is with me :p

305soldier
July 24th, 2005, 11:49
meh don't care :glare: i never really liked any of the 2 anyway. i just perfer that my os not be called after a steakhouse.

jv9
July 24th, 2005, 11:59
meh don't care :glare: i never really liked any of the 2 anyway. i just perfer that my os not be called after a steakhouse.

Yeah and "Vista" is a good name for an OS.

305soldier
July 24th, 2005, 12:00
nope niether of the 2 are good names for an OS.

Jale
July 24th, 2005, 21:00
lol, what a gay name :laugh:

jv9
July 24th, 2005, 21:19
lol, what a gay name :laugh:

I know..Longhorn is better.

Jale
July 25th, 2005, 00:00
Yeah, but "longhorn" is gay too.

onewecallgod
July 25th, 2005, 06:13
they both suck, longhorn just happens to suck less

HybridShadow
July 25th, 2005, 08:04
At the moment MS are having law suits put against them about the name choice

Windows Vista Faces Lawsuits
By naming the next version of Windows "Vista," Microsoft may have stepped on the toes of another software company just down the road in Redmond.

That would be Vista, a business software and services company founded in 1999 by John Wall. He was not amused when Microsoft announced its choice yesterday, setting the stage for a massive rollout when its flagship operating system goes on sale in fall 2006.

Wall, a well-known technology executive in the area who earlier founded Wall Data, is examining whether the name violates the trademark his company has held for six years. He plans to raise the issue with Microsoft, a company notoriously protective of its own trademarks, and may take the issue to court.

"We're going to consider our options and talk to them," he said tersely.

But some naming experts applauded Microsoft's decision. They said it was wise to move away from odd letter combinations such as "XP" to an understandable word with positive connotations. Yet the name may matter less than Microsoft's clout.

"If they called it Windows Garbage, would people still buy it? Yeah, they'd buy it," said David Burd, owner of The Naming Co. in East Stroudsburg, Pa. "They've got something like 90 percent penetration in the world of operating systems."

A Microsoft spokesman said the company chose Vista from a list developed by the Windows team, based on attributes of the new software. Among its primary selling points are new tools for searching and viewing the contents of a PC; communications features; and a lighter desktop appearance with transparent objects.

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