How Vista, XP, and Blackcomb got their name

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Help and Support' started by Matt, Jun 2, 2007.

  1. Matt

    Matt Senior Member

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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
     
  2. Nathan

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    Yea and Microsoft makes so much money because they are smart :p
     
  3. Matt

    Matt Senior Member

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    Yeah, that's true. lol
     
  4. JoeSoCool

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    was expecting so much more
     
  5. temur

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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...
     
  6. Chaoswarrior

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    No vista means some kind of seeing something nice either artificial or natural wonder...
     
  7. Kyle

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    Vista is a beautiful view, and XP is a shortened form of eXPerience.
     
  8. the_blue_master

    the_blue_master New Member

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    VISTA = Virtual Insanity System That Anihilates

    BASICALLY ITS A DARLEK
     
  9. ViennaX

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    thats really interesting.. thanks for sharing :)
     
  10. Matt

    Matt Senior Member

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    Correct, that's why we have good wallpaper in Windows Vista. :p
     

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