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Alternative Windows Vista names
By  Super Admin  | Published  07/25/2005 | Vista News | Rating:
Alternative Windows Vista names

Rumor has it that the name Windows Vista was picked from a narrowed selection of 4 possible names. But there may be more. So far the known names are:

  • Windows Vista
  • Windows Seven
  • Windows View
  • Windows Ruby

Microsoft also registered the following:

  • Windows 06
  • Windows 07
  • Windows Sapphire
  • Windows Emerald
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  • Comment #1 (Posted by an unknown user)
    Man it would've been really stupid to release Windows 6.0 under the name "Windows 7"...
  • Comment #2 (Posted by an unknown user)
    My Picks: Windows 2010 won't be anything new until then after longhorn Windows Next Generation NG for short
  • Comment #3 (Posted by an unknown user)
    meh not because your artical just the rubish names ;)
  • Comment #4 (Posted by Humberto)
    Windows Ruby Pokemon fans would be pleased. lol
  • Comment #5 (Posted by Leena)
    What type of a name is Vista!! I mean it sounds so shallow. I think Longhorn carried some kind of idea and depth. Vista is not what I would call very inspirational. People using pcs need some kind of driving inspirational name.. Vista is like .. no way. What I would have in mind is Pyton Cobra :-) Maybe not to that extreme but something with a competitve spirit. Leena
  • Comment #6 (Posted by an unknown user)
    Interesting info. Those other names were kinda lame imho :P I like Vista has a nice ring to it.
  • Comment #7 (Posted by an unknown user)
    Vista has no punch as Longhorn. If Longhorn name had any name infringment may be Windows TC (trustworty computing) Windows IT Windows 06 Windows OD (overdrive) and so on.
  • Comment #8 (Posted by an unknown user)
    Vista its in spanish it means "vision" but i rather sapphire 'cause the gui
  • Comment #9 (Posted by an unknown user)
    Vista reminds me of that other V word Virus. Lets hope this isnt know as the new virus plagged version of windows. Why didnt they call it Windows Sierra or some other funny name the V should have been avoided
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