How Vista, XP, and Blackcomb got their name

Matt

Senior Member
#1
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
Yea and Microsoft makes so much money because they are smart :p
 


Matt

Senior Member
#3
Yeah, that's true. lol
 


#4
was expecting so much more
 


#5
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
No vista means some kind of seeing something nice either artificial or natural wonder...
 


Kyle

New Member
#7
Vista is a beautiful view, and XP is a shortened form of eXPerience.
 


#8
VISTA = Virtual Insanity System That Anihilates

BASICALLY ITS A DARLEK
 


#9
thats really interesting.. thanks for sharing :)
 


Matt

Senior Member
#10
Kyle said:
Vista is a beautiful view, and XP is a shortened form of eXPerience.
Correct, that's why we have good wallpaper in Windows Vista. :p
 


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