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Sir Penguin
23-07-2005, 01:22:30
The next version of Windows is going to be called "Windows Vista." That's even more generic and meaningless than "Xbox 360." Hopefully, people will just keep calling it Longhorn.

SP

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
23-07-2005, 04:51:31
It does suck, doesn't it?

I hope it comes with a classic GFX mode - 3D gfx is just pointless for a desktop

fp
23-07-2005, 08:01:46
It's no worse a name than "Longhorn". Or "XP" for that matter.

Frankly we're lucky it's not called "Windows Xtreme".

Deacon
24-07-2005, 01:36:47
360 and Vista aren't the best names. I believe that there's a faction within lots of companies that simply can't resist silly names and phrases believed to be inspirational. And who knows? Maybe what we consider hype to be ridiculed can actually help Microsoft to improve their software. That was meant to be funny.

I would have preferred X Box X and Windows 6.0. Xs make the games run faster. Real numbers ending in "point oh" make computers more stable, and 5 was the last version of NT. :)

Sir Penguin
24-07-2005, 06:24:16
Originally posted by fp
It's no worse a name than "Longhorn". Or "XP" for that matter.
It's much worse. XP stood for something (something stupid, but at least it had meaning). Even if it didn't, it's an innocuous acronym that can identify the product efficiently and accurately, just like ME and NT, and even much like the 9x names. The Longhorn code name was actually taken from a place, had a simple, iconic symbol, and didn't sound idiotic.

SP

No longer Trippin
24-07-2005, 08:41:03
Vista - sure. The only vista I'm seeing is a virtual prison slapped upon fair usage dressed up with what will probably be a poor implementation of OS X. I'm looking forward to this release like I'd look forward to getting hit in the face with a brick.

fp
24-07-2005, 08:49:35
Originally posted by Sir Penguin
The Longhorn code name was actually taken from a place, had a simple, iconic symbol, and didn't sound idiotic.

I think it did sound idiotic, but that's obviously just a matter of opinion.

Sir Penguin
24-07-2005, 16:41:03
Maybe it would sound idiotic on a release product. I thought it was a pretty cool code name though. I understand it was named after a bar between Whistler and Blackcomb mountains near Vancouver (and Windows Server 2008, or whatever Server 2003's successor is, is code-named Blackcomb).

SP

No longer Trippin
24-07-2005, 19:39:36
They named it after a bar? Well with how shoddy they code I assume they probably spend quite a few "work" hours there daily.

Sir Penguin
25-07-2005, 00:53:16
Wow, that joke's sooooo 1999 Slashdot.

SP

Deacon
25-07-2005, 02:40:40
Slashdot would be a news site if they didn't consistently jump the gun. When a story is first posted, the probability of a correction being posted is high. I dropped Slashdot from my RSS aggregator, and I feel more informed.

Venom
27-07-2005, 15:35:26
Which means that joke really is 1999 slashdot.

LoD
12-08-2005, 13:09:05
You think that's bad? In the Polish translation, Microsoft insists on calling the Internet "sieć Web" (since Win 98 and up to, including, XP). Sieć means "net" or "web"...