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'Windows Vista' - The Name

'Windows Vista' - The Name  

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Lt-DavidW    2

Now that Windows Vista has been released and has had time to take off, do any of the people that were complaining that the decision to name 'Windows Vista' regret saying that they should have stuck with 'Windows Longhorn'?

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Digitalx    17

well i must say i preferred Windows Vista over longhorn in terms of being shorter it's hard for some people to understand because up until now Microsoft have had 2 letter abbreviation names 95,98(SE),NT,ME,2k(000),(eXPerience) I think now they're breaking away from that which is good and something like vista is clean and simple and was a good choice in the end. I also know its good they aren't using Windows VI for its short name and just Vista it sounds a lot better lol.

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SimplySchizo    130

I also prefer Vista over longhorn. Vista = View in spanish, something people usually have when confronted with a window. :p

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Laura    146

imo Vista>Longhorn

I always thought it better.

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WarStorm    0

Yes Vista > Longhorn

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+jamesyfx    362

I think Vista sounds a lot better. I know what it means.

Longhorn, is just strange. I don't know what it means.

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LewisBraid    0

i liked longhorn but when vista was announced it just sounds so right. longhorn sounds stupid. and american.

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BluDrgn    0

It would have been confusing because if they had kept the name "Longhorn" then people would be asking if they were talking about "Windows" or the restaurant!

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MrBear5587    12

IMO "Longhorn" just sounded obscure and random.

Vista on the other hand is a pretty good name.

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CPressland    176

To be honest, i think it should have been called Microsoft Windows System 2007, and bundled with Microsoft Office System 2007. but hey.

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Jazket    0
It would have been confusing because if they had kept the name "Longhorn" then people would be asking if they were talking about "Windows" or the restaurant!

rofl... Good restaurant that one ;)

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kampioen    0

longhorn is too long and just not attractive.. vista is better but its still so random...

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PaulCabby    2

Longhorn = Long penis!

Vista ftw

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Damo R.    29,658
Longhorn = Long penis!

Vista ftw

LMAO!

+1 for Vista :D

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SimplySchizo    130
Longhorn = Long penis!

lol, imagine seeing that when looking out your 'windows'. :laugh:

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Echilon    1

I thought Vista was cheesy when they announced it, and I still think it's cheesy (N)

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Daniel Tablas    5

Vista sounded a bit weird to me when they announced it, but I immediately knew it was better than "Longhorn"

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ssj4gogita4    0

I still stick by Longhorn

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Nashy    1,661

Longhorn would have been laughed at by the general public. Its a codename, and would have been absolutely stupid to name it that.

Vista is good.

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tao muon    0

Windows Vista has a ring to it. Something sublime, I suppose.

It sounds more attractive than Integer Basic or Applesoft Basic (hmm- Apple and Microsoft?)...

... less technical than ProDOS or MacOS ... and far more personable than OS-X / OSX (which is it?).

(I keep waiting for IBM to chase Apple over the OS* name.)

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Tantawi    188

The name was strange at first but surely it's better than Longhorn.

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null_    4

I prefered the name "Windows Vista" as soon as it was announced.

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KoL    36

Either name would have been fine with me

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simsie    4

I preferred Vista over Longhorn immediatly, though when I first heard it would be Vista, I thought it sounded cheesy, but it grew on me.

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Pierce28    3

Vista is better, even though it does have a long horn, if you know what I mean ;)

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