Windows Vista

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Here’s an article that discusses the online reaction to Microsoft’s announcement that the next consumer release of Windows will be called Windows Vista. As expected, the Microsoft apologists love it, and everybody else either is indifferent or hates it (more of the latter). I loved one guy’s blog post (mentioned by the article) which saw an acronym in the word Vista (I changed it a bit):
1. Viruses
2. Insecurity
3. Spyware
4. Trojans
5. Alpha
Personally, I don’t really care about this choice of name. When Microsoft announced the name Windows XP, I thought it was very stupid. But I got used to it fairly quickly. So I’ve learned that as long as Microsoft holds a monopoly in Desktop OSes, names don’t matter, and we just have to learn to live with whatever Microsoft chooses to throw our way.