Nation upset at use of name Microsoft Fiji.

Fiji's government says it's still trying to contact the Microsoft Corporation to discuss the company's plans to launch a product called Microsoft Fiji.

Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum told Fijilive his country wants an amicable resolution about the use of the name for Microsoft's commercial gain.

Microsoft has revealed the next version of its Windows Media Center will be known as Windows Fiji.

Link: RadioAustralia

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I wanna make a condom named Fiji...wonder what they will do? It will be tiny for you know those kind of men

When Microsoft uses Canadian names (like Whistler) we take it as a compliment :)

Time to grow up, Fiji? Or are you in need of some money? Microsoft isn't an ATM you know.

Ah well. Fortunately, there's no law against this so let's just ship off a box of tissues.

The story is kinda confusing too, first it says "the company's plans to launch a product called Microsoft Fiji." and then it says at the end "Microsoft has revealed the next version of its Windows Media Center will be known as Windows Fiji.".

So is it Windows Fiji or Microsoft Fiji? And im still not sure what exactly Fiji is complaining about since it sounds like the Coedname, not the final name (as about 10,000 other people have said). Even if it was the final product name, there are copyrights on Country names now?

This whole thing = someone trying to get something for nothing. Big company, target of stupid complaints in an attempt to extort funds to shut them up.

(vipwoody said @ #20)
Windows Vienna :P lol the Italians will come one day to Microsoft same as stupid Fiji :D

Haha, you vegetable....

(ispamforfood said @ #20.1)
No, the Austrians will complain about Windows Vienna. Vienna is in Austria. VENICE is in Italy ;-)

Though Venice is a codename of a cpu core.

That's kind of a stupid complaint, but then again having a product actually named "Microsoft Fiji" would be stupid as well. But at the same time "Windows Fiji" being a code name for "Windows Media Center" seems to connote that the "Media Center" part will be central to the next release of Windows. They don't even bother to call it "WinMCE Fiji", they just drop the "Media Center" part altogether. It sounds like this will come bundled with the next version of Windows and won't be available to Vista users... is this the case?

(HalcyonX12 said @ #17)
That's kind of a stupid complaint, but then again having a product actually named "Microsoft Fiji" would be stupid as well. But at the same time "Windows Fiji" being a code name for "Windows Media Center" seems to connote that the "Media Center" part will be central to the next release of Windows. They don't even bother to call it "WinMCE Fiji", they just drop the "Media Center" part altogether. It sounds like this will come bundled with the next version of Windows and won't be available to Vista users... is this the case?

I think Fiji is scheduled to go into Vista, actually. From what remember they said that they intended to update the MC shell from the time Vista was released.

wont u feel proud to have your company name in someones product??? like Windows USA or Windows Australia or Windows India, Windows Fiji?

does fiji want some money?

(dhavalhirdhav said @ #16)
wont u feel proud to have your company name in someones product??? like Windows USA or Windows Australia or Windows India, Windows Fiji?

does fiji want some money?

yea they went some billion from MS

becuz they are small island that cant project that :P

Why does Neowin print something like "Microsoft has revealed the next version of its Windows Media Center will be known as Windows Fiji. "

Clearly you guys know this is false. Why not caveat the story with, "this is hilarious but patently untrue."

Uhhh... seriously?

I don't know that there are copyrights on country names.

The US Military didn't come after a software company I worked at when we had our internal code name "Stealth!"

And I don't recall the Longhorn calling up Microsoft... oh that's right... because it's a f****** mountain!

He's going to feel like a real dick bag once he realizes it's an internal name.

Just rename it stupid island (or butt head astronomer, for those who remember a similar case) until release when it's titled media center 2009.

it is codename like all other codenames not the product name


just like 'manila' 'Newcastle' some of the codnames of athlon64 used by amd

Except that 'Fiji' is the codename, not the product name. What a ridiculous effort on the part of Fiji; have they not done the slightest bit of research? The final product will likely be called something like 'Windows Vista Media Center Update Pack', as it's an update rather than a stand-alone product.

Actually, Microsoft is probably referring to Mt. Fiji, to keep with the mountain codenames, which is in Japan. So, I guess the Fiji should also sue Japan too.

Its BS like this that just shows how pathetic people are.

(arkangyl said @ #1.1)
Actually, Microsoft is probably referring to Mt. Fiji, to keep with the mountain codenames, which is in Japan. So, I guess the Fiji should also sue Japan too.

Its BS like this that just shows how pathetic people are.

That's actually "Fuji..."