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Friday July 22, 2005 12:51 pm

Windows Longhorn = Windows Vista


Windows Vista AnnouncementThe powers that be at Microsoft have decided on an official name for their long-overdue follow-up to Windows XP:  “Windows Vista.”
Microsoft employees and lay-people like myself alike stood back stunned for a moment at the sheer… monumental… absurdity of the name.  As if “Longhorn” wasn’t easy enough to snicker about, “Vista” is such a “fluffy” sounding name that it’s hard to believe that they are serious.  It’s hard to say without sounding like you have a serious lisp, implies a frothy nothingness, and conjures mental images of vast, empty space stretching for miles.  Granted, I’m not the biggest fan of the Windows OS, but seriously.  “Vista?!”  Watch the announcement here.

Straight from the horse’s mouth — I can’t make stuff like this up.

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