Next-gen Windows finally gets a name

Written by Jason Cundall

July 22, 2005 | 13:30

Tags: #longhorn #redmond #vista #windows-vista

Companies: #microsoft

The operating system replacement that Redmond has been teasing us with for the past few years has been christened. Not long after Microsoft stated performance metrics on the OS formally known as Longhorn, leaks from the MGB have reported that it'll be called Windows 'Vista' from now on:

Microsoft has decided on an official name for Longhorn: Windows Vista.

That's according to sources close to the company who requested anonymity. They said that Microsoft unveiled the name in Atlanta on Thursday at the company's internal sales event, known as the Microsoft Global Sales Briefing, or MGB.

Word of Longhorn's new name began leaking to the Web on Thursday evening. One Windows site discovered that Microsoft registered the WindowsVista.US domain name. Microsoft is expected to make the official announcement of the new name on Friday morning.

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