lol ya it was known as Windows Northern Telecom and New Technology, Northern Telecom (aka nortel) cuz nortel helped develop NT i believe (thats wha i heard from a person who knows alot about puters)Originally posted by mac15
I just found out it stand for
Northern Telecom, don't ask how or why it is, I found out a PC friend
Huh? So 1.0, 2.0, 3.x, 95, 98, Millennium Edition, NT, 2000, and eXPerience are all Canadian places? Clarify please.Originally posted by mac15
thats strange, most Windows OSs are named after Canadian Places, and Apples are named after Animals
lol well it was ppl who knew alot about windows who told me northern telecom since NT was originally for server/networking/etc and nortel was a huge networking company n such till 2 years ago when they almost went bankrupt and when i used to be a windows fan i remember seeing lots of news headlines on the ms site about ms and nortel partnerships....Originally posted by awrc
New Technology - I'd take the Nortel thing with a large pinch of salt.
no, mac15 was just confused lol, whistler (aka hexpee) is the famous mountains and town up in canada...how dare they tarnish the famous skiing resort and town...the upcoming winblowz os in a few years longhorn is named after a cafe in whistler, and blackcomb is the name of the town right beside whistler....Originally posted by MacCoaster
Huh? So 1.0, 2.0, 3.x, 95, 98, Millennium Edition, NT, 2000, and eXPerience are all Canadian places? Clarify please.
Hah, seriously? Interesting...Originally posted by SilvorX
no, mac15 was just confused lol, whistler (aka hexpee) is the famous mountains and town up in canada...how dare they tarnish the famous skiing resort and town...the upcoming winblowz os in a few years longhorn is named after a cafe in whistler, and blackcomb is the name of the town right beside whistler....
I remember some Windows project was codenamed "Saturn." Not sure what happened to it. I think it "evolved" into "Whistler," which in turn became Windows XP.Originally posted by SilvorX
[snip]...and tonnes that are names of planets n such [/B]
I think it was Dave Cutler that MS hired in particular - he'd been responsible for the design of VMS as well, so I hear.Originally posted by bwatson
Interesting fact, Win NT was written by the same developers who wrote VMS (an old non-MS operating system from way back).
If you add one letter to "VMS", you get "WNT".
V -> W
M -> N
S -> T
I think "New Technology" just conveniently fitted the letters.
You are sort of correct, but you imply a timeline that is not correct. This stuff goes back a number of years, so my memory fades. At any rate, M$ and IBM codeveloped OS/2. It started out as MS-DOS 5 and IBM-DOS 5. (A few years later, both IBM and M$ shipped versions of DOS 5 and DOS 6 based on the old DOS codebase.) OS/2 was not ready when the IBM PS/2 line shipped. When OS/2 shipped, Presentation Manager, its GUI, was not ready.Originally posted by oldMac
If I recall correctly, it stands for "New Technology".
It started out as a joint project between Microsoft and IBM. The codename was "NT". Later, IBM and Microsoft couldn't agree on things and split the project in two.
Microsoft's half became "Windows NT" and IBM's half became "OS/2".