Windows Longhorn = Windows Vista

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  1. mrzeve macrumors 6502a

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    So there’s been some buzz on this and now it’s looking confirmed by a few insider sources — the official name for the new Microsoft Longhorn operating system is going to be Windows Vista. As in “a view into the distance” which surely refers to the prolonged development timeline of the OS (ouch, we had to.). Look for the official announcement tomorrow morning.

    [Thanks, Mitch]
     
  2. treblah macrumors 65816

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    Wow, thats really the worst name I could imagine. Why not Ventanas Vista? ;)
     
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    umm...vista? that's a *really* stupid name. that's about all i can say...
     
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    I was looking out over the vista, when I spotted the most gorgeous leopard.
     
  5. aspro macrumors 6502

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    Vista.... that is a really awful name.. Longhorn is much better IMO
     
  6. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    MS is soo good at naming things....not!

    sure setting themselves up to flop this time in my opinion
     
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    My question is who though that would be a good name?!? But then who though Windows was a good idea? I guess XP doesn't mean anything either. But if this report is right, I'm really going to laugh at all my PC friends.
     
  8. jiv3turkey748 macrumors 6502a

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    i guess vista is fitting since it means look into the distance and vista wont be out until the distant future
     
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    lol thats great

    i cant wait until "vista" and leopard are released about the same time and the comparisons start
     
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    Hmm, Longhorn = Longtooth, now what can we turn Vista into? :p
     
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    Isn't Vista a common name for like a whore house hotel?
     
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    Si enciendes el PC, se te acaba la Vista! ;)

    What a stupid name... Vista! ha! XtuPid!
     
  14. 40167 macrumors regular

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    Don't think its a good name myself, but if I was one of your PC friends... I would promtly kick you in the balls, and then laugh while your rolling on the floor because I don't control what MS uses for their names; nor could I contol my forceful leg spasms.
     
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    Hahaha.

    Anyway. Windows Vista? Crappy name for an OS I prefer Longhorn. At the moment I don't really see this being the name for it; Sounds too much like the credit card 'visa'.
     
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    Wow, that's a pretty bad name.
    The creativity level at MS hasn't improved much ...

    I hope the OS has improved at least, even if not in name.
    And no, eye-candy does not count as improvement.
     
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    Hang your head in shame spidey! :p
     
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    Excellent!

    Well done, I knew I had to look at that closely to get it.

    I also think I preferred Longhorn.

    Vista just sounds dumb.
     
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    windows XP was a pretty good name. Windows Experience... but i experienced windows and went to Mac.

    as for Vista? that just sounds a little naff. infact im going to ask my windows buddies what they think of that name just to be sure we're not being biased ;) i can honestly imagine them loving it :rolleyes: or not.
     
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    Why not just cut to the chase and call it Windows Trash™?
     
  21. BornAgainMac macrumors 603

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    Microsoft should just call it "Win". Pronounced ---> When
     
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    The Longhorn designation has been around soooooo long now, that they should have at least considered using it. Now folks will have to get used to the new name.

    Regardless of what they call it... even if it was a cool name, it can't change the fact that it is likely to be bloated, full of security holes, and a poor imitation of OSX.

    A rose by any other name... so to speak, only it is hardly a rose.

    Woof, Woof – Dawg [​IMG]
     
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    I can hear the pitch now:

    "Go beyond the Windows and see the whole Vista of possibility spread out before you."

    They should probably name it Screen instead. That speaks volumes about the security features we can expect to see exploited.
     
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    I have a question: is 'Vista' or 'Longhorn' or whatever going to replace the name 'Windows'? Or will it be 'Windows Vista'?
     

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