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Microsoft has just posted their Press Release confirming that Windows: Codename Longhorn will be called Windows Vista. Microsoft has also launched their official \”Windows Vista\” web page here: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/default.mspx

Also, announced on the page: \”Beta 1, targeted at developers and IT professionals, will be available by August 3rd 2005\”.

On the otherhand, many people really debated about the name Vista and its significance. Actually I also didn\’t like it at first but I\’m getting more used to it. Vista means \”sight\” or \”view\” in Spanish. I wonder if Microsoft wanted a big facelift to get Windows a new \”view\” and perspective about their OS. Beside some people started abbreviating it as WinVi.

Here\’s the reasoning:

  • Vi is the first two letters of Vista
  • Windows Vista is Windows NT 6.0. In Roman Numerals VI is the number six.

-Taken from Bink.nu

I\’m already itching to get a copy of Beta 1! :P Let\’s see how much it improved over the last significant update of Windows.

By Marck V.

Filipino IT consultant on enterprise software. On his spare time he do web project management, photography and blogging. Web 2.0 enthusiast.