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RE: Windows Vista
i dont like the name actually, but it's true that we will get used to it eventually :P

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07-22-2005 06:28 AM
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[Image: xso_undecided.gif] prefered the codename longhorn lol windows vista just sounds bad..
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Sorry but I guess the letters "Vista" mean nothing in Chinese :p
Not any less than XP does, nor Windows did, for that matter. That's why I didn't say "in every language" or "in lots of languages such as chinese" :P - You can't argue, however, that this has a much more global potential as a brand than, say, Windows ME (Millennium Edition) or Windows XP (experience).
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Well, I prefer Windows X2 or Windows X6 considering its version number.
OK, cool, now think for a second. Which name is "cooler" and more catchy from an average consumer perspective, from an international marketing mission and from a retail store package, Windows Vista or Windows X2? Which sounds stronger? Newer? "Bigger"? What will stay stronger in the mind of the consumer, "Vista" or a random letter and a random number? Vista means vista. X2 for the great majority means...?

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Anyway, Vista just sounds that... well, a little bit, Microsoft has done nothing in it so that we need "more vista".
Hmm actually, you can bet they'll market it the other way around. Longhorn is the "vista" you want to see, something new, something "revolutionary" that's coming from the horizon to replace old, ancient windows versions (i.e. xp). Not that that's what will happen, just that's what the name goes after psychologically.

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I dont think the name sounds modern enough, or incredibly up-to-date. I wish i was called something like Windows .Net or even Longhorn. They both sound much better IMO
I just dont really think it sounds cutting edge :S...
.Net was announced over 5 years ago, the name being used since in many of Microsoft products. The name Longhorn has been used for around 3 years for an OS that has been trashed by certain sectors of the press and it's been a name used to publicly ridiculize the OS in development for supposedly being a reskinned re-release of Windows XP. How's that for names that sound cutting edge, incredibly up-to-date? :-/

(plus, remember the main problem: ordinary people who don't know why Windows.Net would not be an internet URL or why the hell the new Windows version has a head with horns)

Starting over with a clean, abstract, "interesting" name like this one is in my opinion a good choice. People who knew about Longhorn will now Vista is it, anyway. Ordinary people will get a nice first impression of "Vista... why is it called like this...? Oh, look at all those transparent windows, I can see a blurred wallpaper in them... oh, everything animates...!", etc.

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RE: Windows Vista
i like the name vista actually

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I don't really like the name "vista" I would like longhorn or sumin. :undecided:
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hmm it certainly is an interesting choice. they seems to have not taken the easy route and have actually gone for an interesting name... that doesnt mean people will like it though.
i would have much preferred Windows6 but thats the way it goes you cant have everything :)
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Of courese no one here likes the new name, well most people that is, but think if you were a customer, would Windows Longhorn be the.. erm.. most normal product you'd find in a computer store?

Can you picture some average family buying a computer with an operating system called longhorn on it? They'd be thinking 'wtf' when the guy tells them the name of it 8-)
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RE: Windows Vista
Personally, i like Vista and as people have already said, before we know it, we will all be saying it without thinking about the name.

We have all got used to longhorn, but it's true what ShawnZ said about it being quite a wierd name for an OS.
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RE: Windows Vista
and now there is an official windows vista page.
its in my sig :)
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