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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.

-Smith

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

Draco
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.

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

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

o_O

Thorn
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

Bokkie
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:

dark_angel_7
23-07-05, 17:41
I like the new name

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

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

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

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

Nicky
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 ]

nikos
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

Neteru
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 ]

nikos
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