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Smith will Suffice
22-07-05, 18:51
SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq:MSFT - news) said on Friday it named the next version of its operating system "Windows Vista" as it prepares to release a trial version of the flagship software that already runs on nine out of 10 personal computers worldwide.

Windows Vista, formerly known by its code-name Longhorn, is scheduled to launch in the second half of 2006, five years after
Windows XP, the longest time lag between releases of its Windows operating system.

Microsoft, the world's largest software maker, has promised numerous enhancements, including better security, graphics and computing over the Web.

Brad Goldberg, general manager of Windows product development at Microsoft, said the new name was aimed at "communicating the idea of clarity."

"That lets users focus on the things they need to focus on," Goldberg said.

More details on Vista will be released at a developer's conference in September, Goldberg said.

A beta, or test version, will be released by Aug. 3, Redmond, Washington-based Microsoft said in a statement.


22-07-05, 18:55
For a some time I was wondering how Microsoft will name its 'new' OS. :D Thanks AS, interesting news.

22-07-05, 19:56
What a stupid name. Longhorn was better.

Lara Croft Snape Raider
23-07-05, 04:28
I agree. But MicroSnot is stupid.

23-07-05, 08:44
Sounds a bit naff to me.

23-07-05, 10:40
Just sounds like a credit card to me. Not an OS.


23-07-05, 11:27
Vista... either a credit card or set of dictionaries.

Everyone get out their goggles and calculators! Doh! http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v445/Thorny/emo/freak.gif http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif

23-07-05, 12:13
I really don't like the new windows name http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/privateeye.gif

Capt. Murphy
23-07-05, 13:18
I think it's okay. I mean, it could be worse. :rolleyes:

23-07-05, 17:41
I like the new name

23-07-05, 18:23
It means "Sight", "View" or "Landscape" in Portuguese, eheheh! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

23-07-05, 18:35
'Longhorn' was much more becoming. Me not like the new name either :rolleyes:

23-07-05, 21:30
I think the name's alright, but could have been quite a lot better.

24-07-05, 00:28
Ehhh....I guess it'll grow on me... http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/redface.gif

24-07-05, 06:40
Oh well... I'm sure they had their reasons to come up with a different name. In the end, it doesn't matter so much. Let's just hope that the OS itself will be fine, and that what they promise will be true:

Microsoft, the world's largest software maker, has promised numerous enhancements, including better security, graphics and computing over the Web.http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/whistle.gif

[ 24. July 2005, 07:41: Message edited by: Nicky ]

24-07-05, 07:08
ASTA LA VISTA BABY! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/vlol.gif
BUONAS NOTCHES MICROSOFT! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/c-2.gif

24-07-05, 09:46
Originally posted by nikos:
ASTA LA VISTA BABY!LMAO http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/vlol.gif Psst. Hasta la vista ;)

[ 24. July 2005, 10:47: Message edited by: Neteru ]

24-07-05, 19:29
AAAAAAAAAA!THE BEST I COULD DO!I was laughing too hard[almost tears come to my face],when i was thinging of that! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/vlol.gif

P.S i was thinging something harder about MS but..i remember a few things you told me about so...
i kept my mouth shut! ;) http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/vlol.gif http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/vlol.gif