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Release name candidates for the product codenamed Windows Vista

By Andrew Pollack on 04/26/2006 at 08:43 PM EDT

I saw this today on SlashDot, it was posted anonymously so the best I can do for attribution is a link.

I like your comment on Vista becoming "XP warmed over". But there is a problem. "Vista" is non-compliant with traditional Microsoft OS names. Here are my suggested product names based on compatibility with MS standard naming convention:

Windows 2007 Dull but it worked in 1995, 1998, 2000, and 2003
Windows XP 2007
XP, new and improved for 2007
Windows X[Q...Z]
If XP is "extra pain", then XQ is ...
Windows ME 2007
ME is Redmond-speak for "warmed over". Ah, the nostalgia of it all
Windows XP Service Pack 3
Truth in advertising
Windows H1B
Even more truth in advertising; introduces third character to embrace and extend the two-character "standard" into the future
Windows DRM
Ultimate truth in advertising.

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Personally, I would suggest...By Ben Langhinrichs on 04/26/2006 at 09:07 PM EDT
Windows 2009. If they release it by late 2008, they still look ahead of the
game, and if it slips until 2009, as it still could at the rate they are going,
it will still look "on time".

Although I do like Windows H1B.
That reminds on what happened with W2KBy Jens on 04/29/2006 at 02:31 PM EDT
My own thoughts on this are...By Chris Linfoot on 04/28/2006 at 04:28 AM EDT
How about Windows L8?

Truthful so long as you speak TXT, sticks with the two character standard....

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