Longhorn to Be Christened Windows Vista
Sources say Microsoft has decided on the new name for the version of Windows due in 2006, and that they plan to announce it Friday.Microsoft has decided on an official name for Longhorn: Windows Vista. Thats according to sources close to the company who requested anonymity. They said Microsoft unveiled the name Thursday in Atlanta at the companys internal sales event, known as the Microsoft Global Sales Briefing, or MGB. Word of Longhorns new name began leaking to the Web on Thursday evening.
One Windows site discovered that Microsoft registered the WindowsVista.US domain name. Microsoft is expected to make the official announcement on the new name Friday morning.