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Windows Vista

  1. I like it

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    4.8%
  2. I don't like it

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  3. Indifferent

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    28.6%
  1. Jul 22, 2005 #1

    dduardo

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    Windows Vista is the official name for the next version of windows. More information can be found on microsoft's site:

    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/default.mspx
     
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  3. Jul 22, 2005 #2

    robphy

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  4. Jul 22, 2005 #3

    dduardo

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    I read that the abbrevations for the next windows is going to be Windows VI as in Windows 6.0.

    They should have called it Windows Emacs.
     
  5. Jul 22, 2005 #4

    Pengwuino

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    Maybe if the software comes with a house, id be more accepting of the name
     
  6. Jul 22, 2005 #5

    Math Is Hard

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    I was fine with Longhorn, but that's the Texas girl in me!
     
  7. Jul 22, 2005 #6

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    The tagline is: "Clear, Confident, Connected: Bringing clarity to your world."

    I think what they really mean is: "Your connected computer is clearly visible by everyone in the world and you can be confident that you'll get hacked"
     
  8. Jul 22, 2005 #7

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    I don't mind Vista, but I think they should drop the Windows part. :biggrin:
     
  9. Jul 22, 2005 #8
    I find windows VI (pronounced 'vee' 'ai') better it fits better with prevous names:
    windows 3.11 (this one was a bit of a weird one, but it was just a start)
    windows 95
    windows 98
    windows me
    windows xp
    windows vi
     
  10. Jul 22, 2005 #9

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  11. Jul 23, 2005 #10
    Well ok, that would fit perfectly (windows NT and windows 2K), in addition to the ones you suggested to ignore I would also ignore windows server 2003. But anyways I would have preferred totally different original names for each version, like:
    longhorn
    bigsnout
    tallneck
    stronghoof
    greatclaw
    widewing
    swiftfin
    sharpfang
    etc.
     
  12. Jul 23, 2005 #11

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    .... great translation :rofl: ! Longhorn had a rhyme to it at least giving it a degree of "professionalism" ... Vista is something you pick up from a gas station.
     
  13. Jul 23, 2005 #12
    Geee, the name of vista really kind of bad taste... WHy they dont use longhorn?
     
  14. Jul 23, 2005 #13
    The name doesn't bother me, tbh.
     
  15. Jul 23, 2005 #14
    They didn't use longhorn because it is a codename. The article I read about it was titled "Longhorn gets a Name", not Longhorn gets re-named.

    Why does the name matter anyway though? People will still buy it and use it.
     
  16. Jul 24, 2005 #15

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  17. Jul 24, 2005 #16
    For me I have always preferred the codenames like whistler and the next to come BlackComb. Vista, that's a car. If microsoft gets sued for the name then it will be a taste of their own medicine. I remember when Mike Rowe had the mikerowesoft.com domain and microsoft wanted to sue him, luckily they gave him an xbox and some other stuff.
     
  18. Jul 26, 2005 #17
    It seems like microsoft is pulling out a lot of the new features that were promised. Is this another Windows ME?
     
  19. Jul 26, 2005 #18

    dduardo

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    Beta 1 is coming out tommorow. We'll find out if it's going to be another windows me. My guess that it isn't going to be anything revolutionary. Just a rehash of what's already been done but with the microsoft name.
     
  20. Jul 26, 2005 #19

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  21. Jul 26, 2005 #20

    dduardo

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    They can get any name they want. If the price is right, the smaller company will change their name or live with it.
     
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