Windows Vista How Vista, XP, and Blackcomb got their name


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Windows Code name blackcomb now Vienna, and Windows NT 5.1, codenamed "Whistler"; were both named after the Whistler-Blackcomb resort. Vista, codename longhorn, which was an intermediate release, was named after a bar at the Whistler-Blackcomb resort.

Isn't Microsoft smart at the naming? :p


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Same. But anyway, these names are quite fascinating, they're not simple. Vista means some kind of Window is Spanish or something along the lines...