From Longhorn to Vista
Posted by: Cliff Edwards on July 25, 2005
I suppose it’s fortunate that Microsoft moved away from Longhorn for its next-gen operating system. After all, associating their product with bull might invite some unhappy characterizations.
Then again, no one seems to be turning cartwheels about the formal name, “Windows Vista.” Microsofties say the name evokes its key features: new ways to search and view items stores on the pc; communications features; and a lighter desktop appearance with transparent objects.
If you ask me, the name sounds kind of ho-hum, right up there with XP and NT. Further, do I want to sit back and enjoy my operating system, or do I want to find files fast?