Longhorn to Be Christened 'Windows Vista'By Channel Insider Staff | Posted 2005-07-21 Email Print
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Sources say Microsoft has decided on the new name for the version of Windows due in 2006, and that they plan to announce it Friday.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 Microsoft unveiled the name Thursday in Atlanta 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.
The last major version of Windows, code-named "Whistler," eventually was christened Windows XP.
Microsoft officials declined to comment on the specifics of a "Longhorn-related" news announcement slated for Friday morning.
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