Windows Vista

As babbleblog correctly reports, the next version of Windows (codenamed Longhorn) will be called Windows Vista.

My very first reaction was “Um, ewww”

Now that I’ve thought about it a little more, it’s not the worst thing Microsoft could have chosen. However, I would have much preferred either a version number or another set of two letters. XP always sounded good to me, Vista is too much like – another word – because it is! (Apparently years don’t work well because they date quickly.)

Still, nice to see some concentration on the user interface in Longhorn Vista!

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15 Comments on :
Windows Vista

  1. El Barto says:

    Yuk. Windows discussion! Another good thing for Apple. They know how to name their versions with ‘words’ properly!

  2. At first in seems less professional, but it has grown on me.

    I love the bit on the video where they change their hats, rather American.

    Do you know yet if it’ll be 1 or 2 versions, as in Windows Vista Home and Windows Vista Professional?

  3. 7 seems like an awful lot, but once I’d looked at the versions they are fairly understandable.

    Vista shall be very pretty if the screenshots there are anything to go by.

  4. El Barto says:

    Those screenshots look nasty! What is with the blue that Windows use???

  5. Red Dalek says:

    The proper UI won’t be unveiled until Beta 2, apparently.

  6. Pingu says:

    I love OS X.

  7. Design wise though Macs are in another league entirely.

  8. Red Dalek says:

    You never lose your ability to shock Pingu

  9. Red Dalek says:

    According to Paul Thurrot there’ll be more than that. According to his page on Longhorn here: there could be as many as 7 different versions. All subject to change!

  10. Red Dalek says:

    Um, just to make it clear, there probably should have been a comma there.

    You never lose your ability to shock, Pingu

    [Sense of irony because we all knew Pingu loves all things Apple already]

  11. Ah, got it now.

    [Thinks of Eats, shoots and leaves]

  12. Pingu says:

    Apple is pretty fucking panowie though.

  13. I know this has nothing to do with ANYTHING but someone threw a grenade at President Bush but it didnt go off!
    Some grenade WE WERE SO CLOSE!

    ^^Source from somewhere

  14. Red Dalek says:

    I think your source is doing some wishful thinking There’s no mention of it on the news sources

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