What is Vista?

"Vista" is the official name for Microsoft's new client operating system, formerly known as Longhorn. Currently Beta 1 is scheduled for release on August 3, 2005, with the production release due in 2006. Why the name change? Microsoft has not yet officially stated the reason for the name change. However, some think it's a marketing strategy that will allow Microsoft to distance itself from the "Longhorn" name and the delays associated with it.

Although not much has been said by the software maker, 2 links can be found on Microsoft's web site.

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/default.mspx
http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2005/jul05/07-22LHMA.mspx

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