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Windows Vista Won, But Microsoft Mulled Windows 07 - 7/25/2005 6:55:21 PM   
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Microsoft may have unveiled Vista as the official name for its next-generation Windows client operating system, but what about all those names it considered, and discarded?

A quick WHOIS search of domains that Microsoft Corp. registered found such gems as:

-- windowsruby.us
-- windows07.us
-- windowsseven.us

Windows07 (and the spelled-out WindowsSeven) would have been in line with other Windows OS names -- such as Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows 2000 -- that relied on year nomenclature.

Although Microsoft has promised to release Vista before the end of 2006, it may have thought that 2007 was a better marketing choice.

Those domains, like those that include the word "vista" -- windowsvista.us and microsoftvista.com -- were registered at the end of March, well before Microsoft hosted the latest Windows Hardware Engineering Conference in Seattle, where it aggressively promoted Longhorn (as Longhorn) and released a build to developers.


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RE: Windows Vista Won, But Microsoft Mulled Windows 07 - 7/27/2005 7:31:25 AM   
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ORIGINAL: WinThusiast
Microsoft may have unveiled Vista as the official name for its next-generation Windows client operating system, but what about all those names it considered, and discarded?
A quick WHOIS search of domains that Microsoft Corp. registered found such gems as:
-- windowsruby.us
-- windows07.us ...


I would suggest: Windows007, instead, as it is more assorted to the alleged user espionage/boycotage features of this new version...


< Message edited by sp -- 7/27/2005 7:34:07 AM >


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