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[quote name='dL' date='Sep 28 2005, 11:48']Just call it Office 12.  Sounds good.  Microsoft Office Vista is not too bad either.

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Office Vista

If Windows is not coming with 4 comercial versions (2 more unique) I say Office Vista be perfect... The confusion (not sure if the reports about the naming and number of versions still hold true).

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I kind of wish we could just agree on a naming strategy. Windows Mobile went from:

Windows CE 1.x, 2.x
P/PC
PocketPC
PocketPC 2002
Windows Mobile 2003
Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition
Windows Mobile 5.0


Visual Studio went from:

Visual Studio 6.0
Visual Studio .NET
Visual Studio .NET 2003
Visual Studio 2005


I mean, seriously... The geek in me actually thinks it would be cool if we'd just called Vista, Windows 6.0 - and Visual Studio 8 (or is it 9? I think 2003 was 7.1)

Aaaaanyway.....

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[quote name='jstillion' date='Sep 29 2005, 04:38']Office Vista

If Windows is not coming with 4 comercial versions (2 more unique) I say Office Vista be perfect... The confusion

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[quote name='amrinders87' date='Sep 29 2005, 01:51']LOL

I care more about the features, rather than the name.
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Me too! ITS THE FEATURE THAT IS IMPORTANT. Even if this is the final name, i'll just address it as Office 12. better that the so-called-mondo...

Hopefully this version does not eat up too much of computer resources like memory//

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[quote name='TruckWEB' date='Sep 29 2005, 08:44']Vista = Sight
Mondo = World

See the world with Microsoft!  Enjoy Vista and Mondo and be productive!
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:no: who cares about those codenames and final RTM name... its the features and user interface that is important... :yes:

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Office 12, Office 2007, Office 2006, Office Vista is just fine.... why that awful name..

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Mondo is to Office what vista is to windows, Gay :p

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[quote name='Unknown User' date='Sep 29 2005, 13:46']Mondo is to Office what vista is to windows, Gay :p
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That doesn't make sense, what could be gay about a name such as Vista or Mondo? Both have deep meanings, if people would just take the time to update their vocabulary we wouldn't make stupid comments like these. So I guess being intellectual would mean you are gay also.

Vista means Scenic View, whats gay about that? Would you preferred if they had named it Windows Grotesque?

Mondo, it simply means enormous, nothing gay there either.

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[quote name='Mr. Dee' date='Sep 29 2005, 01:08']Even Paul Thurrott thought it was going to be named Office 2001.
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That's kinda retarded since Office 2001 was already the name of a Microsoft Office suite on Mac...

[quote name='Mr. Dee' date='Sep 29 2005, 16:57']That doesn't make sense, what could be gay about a name such as Vista or Mondo? Both have deep meanings, if people would just take the time to update their vocabulary we wouldn't make stupid comments like these. So I guess being intellectual would mean you are gay also.

Vista means Scenic View, whats gay about that? Would you preferred if they had named it Windows Grotesque?

Mondo, it simply means enormous, nothing gay there either.
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Not many people will pick up a foreign dictionary to search what it really means. It's about marketing and this name doesn't really sounds that good.

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[quote name='neoWave' date='Sep 29 2005, 16:00'][quote]That's kinda retarded since Office 2001 was already the name of a Microsoft Office suite on Mac...[/quote]
Thats PaulT for you, but actually, this was from 2000 a little bit before Office 2001 for Mac was released and MacBU didn't finalize the name. But it would have been stupid anyway.

Not many people will pick up a foreign dictionary to search what it really means. It's about marketing and this name doesn't really sounds that good.
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In the case of Mondo, we learnt from Vista, so if its speculation, it wouldn't kill you just to do a Google search, especially if you are that disturbed by Microsoft product names.

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Okay, my take on this:
Office 12 has a [b]code[/b]name, it's Office Mondo 12, but that's just the code name, it might be Office 2006

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[quote name='ViperSnake' date='Sep 30 2005, 11:52']Okay, my take on this:
Office 12 has a [b]code[/b]name, it's Office Mondo 12, but that's just the code name, it might be Office 2006
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The Codename Is Office 12 as far as I can see.

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[quote name='Mr. Dee' date='Sep 29 2005, 15:57']That doesn't make sense, what could be gay about a name such as Vista or Mondo? Both have deep meanings, if people would just take the time to update their vocabulary we wouldn't make stupid comments like these. So I guess being intellectual would mean you are gay also.

Vista means Scenic View, whats gay about that? Would you preferred if they had named it Windows Grotesque?

Mondo, it simply means enormous, nothing gay there either.
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[quote]would mean you are gay also.
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No I am not Homosexual

[quote]Vista means Scenic View, whats gay about that? Would you preferred if they had named it Windows Grotesque?
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Meaning or not, it's not somthing I would like as the name of my operating system, basically because, it's not somthing I am not prepared to use on a daily basis.

Also, this name has already been used by another company, previous to Microsoft, poor research.

[quote]Mondo, it simply means enormous, nothing gay there either.
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Office [i]Mondo[/i]. I'm thinking, WTF? Enormous? Why would you name microsoft office with somthing that means that? Pointless realy.

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[quote name='Mr. Dee' date='Sep 29 2005, 15:57']Vista means Scenic View, whats gay about that? Would you preferred if they had named it Windows Grotesque?

Mondo, it simply means enormous, nothing gay there either.
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Windows Grotesque ... :laugh:

I like the Vista word, because it just sounds and means right. But Mondo ? I mean, litterally it would be called Office Enourmous !

It just doesn't sound right ...

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[quote name='Glass' date='Sep 30 2005, 22:59']Windows Grotesque ... :laugh:

I like the Vista word, because it just sounds and means right. But Mondo ? I mean, litterally it would be called Office Enourmous !

It just doesn't sound right ...
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It also means "World", which means Office 12 gives you control in a world of information. :)

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oh my gosh, mondo? are you kidding? :wacko: i hope it's just another beta name.

Office 12 alone is even better. MS should stick to the tradition:

[b]Microsoft Office 2006[/b]

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[quote name='neoWave' date='Sep 28 2005, 16:53']That's a bit drastic...

But you're right it is a really bad name! And wasn't there a level in Super Mario World called "Mondo"?
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[*]Mondo was one of the eight "Special" levels in Super Mario World. I cant remember which one it was though.
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[quote name='TruckWEB' date='Sep 28 2005, 18:44']Vista = Sight
Mondo = World

See the world with Microsoft!  Enjoy Vista and Mondo and be productive!
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For that we have Google Earth :D

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[quote name='mcgahab' date='Sep 30 2005, 23:40']oh my gosh, mondo? are you kidding?  :wacko: i hope it's just another beta name.

Office 12 alone is even better.  MS should stick to the tradition:

[b]Microsoft Office 2006[/b]
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The codename for Office 12 is "Office 12".

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[quote]Also, this name has already been used by another company, previous to Microsoft, poor research.[/quote]

"Windows Vista" has [b]not[/b] been used by another company. "Vista" is [b]not[/b] the name of any extant operating system.

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As for "mondo", it means society in all of the languages I've heard it used in. I've never heard it being used in the context of meaning "enormous" or anything similar. In Esperanto, Italian, Spanish, Ido, etc. it means "world", "kingdom", or "society." When looked at in this perspective, "Office Mondo" makes sense because it is essentially targeted at the "Office Society." It also makes sense in the way it was pointed out earlier in combination with Windows Vista (Scenic View): "See the world with Microsoft!"

I believe Office 12 was not a name at all. Office 12 is nothing more than a version number. As far as I can tell, "Office Mondo" is just a code-name. I can't imagine Microsoft using a non-English term as part of their product name because Microsoft itself is mostly an English company and its largest consumer base is English. I think it is fairly likely that "Office Mondo" will be termed with an official year-form name like we are familiar with.

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[quote name='megamanXplosion' date='Oct 1 2005, 16:46']"Windows Vista" has [b]not[/b] been used by another company. "Vista" is [b]not[/b] the name of any extant operating system.

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As for "mondo", it means society in all of the languages I've heard it used in. I've never heard it being used in the context of meaning "enormous" or anything similar. In Esperanto, Italian, Spanish, Ido, etc. it means "world", "kingdom", or "society." When looked at in this perspective, "Office Mondo" makes sense because it is essentially targeted at the "Office Society." It also makes sense in the way it was pointed out earlier in combination with Windows Vista (Scenic View): "See the world with Microsoft!"

I believe Office 12 was not a name at all. Office 12 is nothing more than a version number. As far as I can tell, "Office Mondo" is just a code-name. I can't imagine Microsoft using a non-English term as part of their product name because Microsoft itself is mostly an English company and its largest consumer base is English. I think it is fairly likely that "Office Mondo" will be termed with an official year-form name like we are familiar with.
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I think you just disked every non-English speaking Windows user. Its also a bit contrary, the next version of their most popular product Windows is using a non-English name "Vista" which means View. Whats so different about another non-English name "Mondo" which means world? The name does not necessarily affect a products value, it is not a feature or functionality, just a name with a deep meaning to reflect what the product has to offer. Again, Microsoft does not code name a product, that already has a code name.

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[quote]I think you just disked every non-English speaking Windows user. Its also a bit contrary, the next version of their most popular product Windows is using a non-English name "Vista" which means View. Whats so different about another non-English name "Mondo" which means world? The name does not necessarily affect a products value, it is not a feature or functionality, just a name with a deep meaning to reflect what the product has to offer. Again, Microsoft does not code name a product, that already has a code name.[/quote]

Vista is a known word in the English language and you can find it in every good English dictionary.

And how, exactly, did I "disk" every non-English speaking Windows user? Because I said that a mostly-English company can be expected to use an English name?

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[quote name='megamanXplosion' date='Oct 2 2005, 01:19']Vista is a known word in the English language and you can find it in every good English dictionary.

And how, exactly, did I "disk" every non-English speaking Windows user? Because I said that a mostly-English company can be expected to use an English name?
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The names origin does not have anything to do with the quality of the product. That will be determined when it goes into technical testing and is in the hands of the general public. If you take into consideration an acronym such as XP or NT which does not not necessarily have a specific meaning to the masses but does have a deep meaning to the company, "experiences" and "new technology", you then begin to realize the reasoning behind the name.

It could be the same in the case of Mondo, which you defined as meaning "World", which could be signifying a deeper meaning with what the Office 12 product suite is actually aiming at. Either all 12 Office applications "I mean all 12 of the modules", is really the users world of information, whether its creating it or accessing it especially when you take into account products in the Office system such as Exchange Server, SharePoint Server, Commerce Server, Office LiveMeeting Server. You are talking about mission critical applications that store mission critical information. Obviously to any company that would make it a world of information from desktop to server applications.

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[quote name='megamanXplosion' date='Oct 1 2005, 16:46']"Windows Vista" has [b]not[/b] been used by another company. "Vista" is [b]not[/b] the name of any extant operating system.

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Looks like [b]somebody[/b] didnt do their research

[url="http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=373367&hl="]http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=373367&hl=[/url]

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[quote name='Unknown User' date='Oct 2 2005, 21:53']Looks like [b]somebody[/b] didnt do their research

[url="http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=373367&hl="]http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=373367&hl=[/url]
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Thanks for making that part known UnKnown User :)

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