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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)
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    Man it would've been really stupid to release Windows 6.0 under the name "Windows 7"...
     
  • Comment #2 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    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)
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    meh not because your artical just the rubish names ;)
     
  • Comment #4 (Posted by Humberto)
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    Windows Ruby Pokemon fans would be pleased. lol
     
  • Comment #5 (Posted by Leena)
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    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)
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    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)
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    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)
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    Vista its in spanish it means "vision" but i rather sapphire 'cause the gui
     
  • Comment #9 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    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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