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Could Office 12 be "Office Mondo"

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Mr. Dee    26

Well, I stumbled on this little bit of information on http://www.extended64.com/blogs/rafael/default.aspx

Just in case you don't have super vision like me, here's the text from image one/two:

Microsoft? Office Word 12 [pre-release](12.0.3224.20000) MSO (12.0.3224.2006) BETAPart of Microsoft Office Mondo 12>

Unpublished work. Copyright ? 1983-2005 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Image three is the most blurry photo I've taken in my life. It's a shot of the new application settings window buried within' each Office suite application. Enjoy, if you can.

Check out the screenshots of Word Help About 12 here

Sorry if this has been posted already

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Matt A. Tobin    2

**** off vista bashers.. it will be office vista its almost curtan or certan w/e

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.Neo    1,834
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...

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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megamanXplosion    4
Also, this name has already been used by another company, previous to Microsoft, poor research.

"Windows Vista" has not been used by another company. "Vista" is not 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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Sammyinnit    16
"Windows Vista" has not been used by another company. "Vista" is not the name of any extant operating system.

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Looks like somebody didnt do their research

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

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The J Man    0
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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The J Man    0
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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NienorGT    18

They wanted to beat Vista in Bad names I guess...

And Mondo would be Italian not spanish...

http://www.answers.com/mondo

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The J Man    0

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

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Mr. Dee    26
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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Angel Blue01    8

Another office release to skip, bad name.

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Sammyinnit    16
Okay, my take on this:

Office 12 has a codename, 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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mcgahab    0

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:

Microsoft Office 2006

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BigCheese    9
Another office release to skip, bad name.

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You're skipping it because of a name that may not even be the final name?

Strange person.

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stgeorge    0

Geez, this is the same company who came up with the lame "Vista". "Mondo" is just as craptacular, so I fully expect it to be the final title.

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dL    0

Just call it Office 12. Sounds good. Microsoft Office Vista is not too bad either.

dL

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Crackler    1
Just call it Office 12.  Sounds good.  Microsoft Office Vista is not too bad either.

dL

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.Neo    1,834
Another office release to skip, bad name.

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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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Mr. Dee    26
and thus office 12 will be named office 2006 or maybe 07 but i doubt it. just like we know for a fact that longhorn server will be windows server 2007 even tho they havent said it yet  ;)

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What about Office 10? Everyone thought the suite was going to be christened Office 2002, but was named Office XP instead. Even Paul Thurrott thought it was going to be named Office 2001.

The recent release of Office 10 Beta 1 has unearthed a slew of new features, including a subscription software service, voice control, and numerous simplification improvements that will help shape this release into a compelling upgrade over Office 2000. Office 10 Beta 1, which Microsoft now says will be called Office 2001 or Office 2002 when it ships, includes the client software, an Office Web Server, the Office Resource Kit, two Language Packs CDs, and a ClipArt CD

http://www.winsupersite.com/reviews/office10_beta1.asp

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Sammyinnit    16
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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would mean you are gay also.

No I am not Homosexual

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

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.

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

Office Mondo. I'm thinking, WTF? Enormous? Why would you name microsoft office with somthing that means that? Pointless realy.

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amrinders87    1
You're skipping it because of a name that may not even be the final name?

Strange person.

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LOL

I care more about the features, rather than the name.

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+Peewee210    85
Just call it Office 12.  Sounds good.  Microsoft Office Vista is not too bad either.

dL

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I agree. Keep it Simply

Office 2006

Office 12

Office Vista

All sound good To Me! :)

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NeoXY    7

probabely just another code name that will be droped like what MS did with Longhorn..

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amrinders87    1
probabely just another code name that will be droped like what MS did with Longhorn..

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I hope so. cause Mondo just doesnt sound that good.

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megamanXplosion    4
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.

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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Mr. Dee    26
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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