Sunday, July 24, 2005

Names pondered on by Microsoft before going with Windows Vista

According to news reports, Microsoft had thought about re-naming Longhorn "Windows Ruby", "Windows Sapphire", "Windows 07", "Windows Seven", or "Windows VII" before going with Windows Vista.

Thank God.

Let's look at the breakdown:
  • Windows Ruby: Sounds like a ladies-only OS.
  • Windows Sapphire: Same as above!
  • Windows 07: Same-old, same-old!
  • Windows Seven: Fresh, Kind of Sienfeld-ish, but not an attention-grabber; also the blogosphere would have a field day talking about the skipped OS number.
  • Windows VII: Hate it!
Aren't you glad that Windows Vista was in the mix?