Windows Vista – world’s most rediculous OS name

Windows Longhorn has been in development for, well, a while. Things are now starting to progress, but only at the expense of dropping all the good bits out of it like WinFS.

On top of that, they’ve decided to reveal its launch name today – Windows Vista.

Dreadful. It’s supposed to convery "clarity". I think I’ll just call it "WinVi" or something. And here’s the logo look:

The release schedule has also been published, but I wouldn’t pin my hopes on in too much:

  • Beta 1: 7/27/05 (including a limited public beta August 3rd)
  • Beta 2: 11/16/05
  • Release Candidate 0: 3/17/06
  • Release to Manufacturing: 6/28/06