what will be the final name of Longhorn?


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Glowstick

Noone knows, but if they go with the numbering scheme, they should pick 2007, which sounds and looks better than 2006.

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Fred Derf

Windows ST (Secure Technology)

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csabo2

im wondering they will drop "windows" they were going to do so a while back, if you install neptune, it says "microsoft neptune" MS wanted to pull away from the word windows. not exactly sure why though.

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pirokiko

Bearing in mind the competition...

Win OS X

Windows 10.0

Windows LX

Wind0ze (come all, we've ALL called it that once)

Tim

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Hurmoth

What does the LX stand for?

I still say that it should be renamed to Microsoft Doors 1.0 :D

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mad_onion

Why do people keep saying it will be the sixth version

wont it be the seventh?

win3.0

95

98

me

2000

xp

longhorn

SEE!!

i think it should be windowsRX that would be cool or 2007 would be fine

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Akirajds

Windows LSSDETI

Windows (Linux sucks so dont even try it)

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Veiva
Why do people keep saying it will be the sixth version

wont it be the seventh?

win3.0

95

98

me

2000

xp

longhorn

SEE!!

i think it should be windowsRX that would be cool or 2007 would be fine

Actually if you go by that it would be the 17th:

DOS 1.0 - 6.0

Windows 1.0 - 3.0

Windows 95

Windows NT

Windows 98

Windows 98SE

Windows 2000

Windows ME (or did 2k come out after?)

Windows XP

THEN Longhorn.

It is actually NT 6.0 (Windows NT), that is why oit would be # 6.

But I think they should do eitheir

Windows Longhorn

Windows 2006

Windows 6.0

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Hankyone

hmm... what about

Windows S

Windows U

Windows X

:p

but seriously i like how they did in XP with the two letters

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Dixon

Windows 5.0L

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Dixon

Windows OSX+

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Dixon

Well seeing as they just bought the name... maybe they intend to name Longhorn LINDOWS!

No?!

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McGazza

Chill! I been hearing it could be possibly called Windows 4Q Fouth Quarter. Lol very lame i know and im not saying its true. :p

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Hurmoth
Why do people keep saying it will be the sixth version

wont it be the seventh?

win3.0

95

98

me

2000

xp

longhorn

SEE!!

i think it should be windowsRX that would be cool or 2007 would be fine

Because Windows 3.0 was just a shell over DOS, not an actual OS. Plus it was only 16-bit, not 32 like 95 through Longhorn.

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Hankyone
Because Windows 3.0 was just a shell over DOS, not an actual OS. Plus it was only 16-bit, not 32 like 95 through Longhorn.

but it still a "windows"

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Hurmoth
but it still a "windows"

Technically speaking you're right, but I'm almost sure that they are counting only 32-bit Windows though. That's the only thing that works to make Windows 6.0.

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metal_termite

I don't see Microsoft abandoning the XP name after only one version. They had 3 versions of the generic "microsoft windows". Another 3 versions of the year based name (95, 98, ME). They had the NT versions. And now XP. I'm pretty sure it will be called XP2. MS seems to only change names after a major overhaul of the OS. Longhorn is just carrying where XP left off.

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NJ Louch

"Longhorn is just carrying on where XP left off"...

If you say so buddy! I see a new name, as they are really trying to push so many new ideas.

Win 3.0 was not the first windows anyhow!

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Steve Lampkins

I think Windows 2007 sounds more futeristic than Windows 2006.

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Jason
Because Windows 3.0 was just a shell over DOS, not an actual OS. Plus it was only 16-bit, not 32 like 95 through Longhorn.

Why are there no NT builds listed ?

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Jason
Technically speaking you're right, but I'm almost sure that they are counting only 32-bit Windows though. That's the only thing that works to make Windows 6.0.

Longhorn is NT 6 as 2000 was NT 5 and previous to that there was NT 4, NT 3.51 etc

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Jason
I don't see Microsoft abandoning the XP name after only one version. They had 3 versions of the generic "microsoft windows". Another 3 versions of the year based name (95, 98, ME). They had the NT versions. And now XP. I'm pretty sure it will be called XP2. MS seems to only change names after a major overhaul of the OS. Longhorn is just carrying where XP left off.

Longhorn is a major overhall, probably the biggest since the NT 4 to 2000 upgrade or 3.1 to 95.

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kryptonate
Longhorn is just carrying where XP left off.

that's not true at all, Longhorn might look a bit like Windows XP (from the outside, and it are still builds) but from the inside it's totally different with the new WinFS, Avalon/Aero,...

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