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      07-24-2005
The operating system replacement that Redmond has been teasing us with for the past few years has been christened. Not long after Microsoft stated performance metrics on the OS formally known as Longhorn, leaks from the MGB have reported that it'll be called Windows 'Vista' from now on:
Microsoft has decided on an official name for Longhorn: Windows Vista.
That's according to sources close to the company who requested anonymity. They said that Microsoft unveiled the name in Atlanta on Thursday at the company's internal sales event, known as the Microsoft Global Sales Briefing, or MGB.
Word of Longhorn's new name began leaking to the Web on Thursday evening. One Windows site discovered that Microsoft registered the WindowsVista.US domain name. Microsoft is expected to make the official announcement of the new name on Friday morning.

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Odd name... Why Vista, do you think?
 
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      07-24-2005
yeah, saw the news. I like longhorn better than vista.
 
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      07-25-2005
Same, they could at least be more orginal... like Windows X, the nex gen in windows!
 
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      07-25-2005
I had really liked the rumored name of Windows neXt.
 
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      07-26-2005
Or Windows Nexus! Next Universal System!
 
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      07-30-2005
The beta is suppose to come out on the 2nd of next month..
 
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      07-30-2005
3 days to go!
 
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3 days to go!
The beta already came out...
Edit: "Microsoft has released beta 1 of its Windows Vista operating system.
The software, formerly known under its codename Longhorn, is initially being made available to a select group of 10,000 technical testers via Microsoft's technical beta programme, a company spokeswoman told vnunet.com.
It will then be made available to about half a million users and developers through Microsoft's MSDN developer network and the Technet programme for IT staff.
The Vista beta has been offered to developers and corporate IT departments to allow them to test how the software interacts with other systems and applications inside their organisation.
Although the test version does not yet include the final graphics and other features that will be most visible for end users, it does offer a view of new technologies under the hood.
These include the Indigo web services technology that is now renamed Windows Communication Foundation, and the Avalon graphics engine which has been rebranded Windows Presentation Foundation.
Windows Vista is scheduled for release late next year. A second beta is expected sometime in early 2006.
Microsoft has also released test versions of Internet Explorer 7 and an early beta of Longhorn Server, the next-generation server operating system that will replace Windows Server 2003.
Organisations intending to switch from Windows XP to Vista should limit their testing to the software's APIs, and not attempt to test new features or their functions, according to Michael Silver, research vice president with Gartner Research.
"You should wait at least until beta 2, if not longer, before beginning testing in earnest," he said.
Companies planning to jump from older versions of Windows directly to Vista have less time, Silver warned.
Support from independent software vendors for older operating systems is likely to start waning by 2007, and Microsoft is scheduled to stop all bug fix support for Windows 2000 by mid-2010."
 
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      07-30-2005
Maybe they should call it windows Y>
 
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      07-31-2005
stuff downloading that i have better time to put into the use of Linux
mght test it out though!
 
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