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Stupid Boy

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How did Micro$oft get such a stupid name for this operating system? Are there long horns all over the place in it?
 
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redduc900

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DaWiper said:
That's just a cover up job. "Longhorn" refers to the horns in the devil's forehead, meaning the devil is all over the next windows release. MS have sold their soul (or some stocks) to beelzebub to make sure windows 6.0 is a success... :D
LOL...yep, you're probably right.
This doesn't sound right. It's named after a bar?
It appears so...I don't doubt what Jim Eshelman has to say about it, since he's been a highly respected MS MVP for quite a few years now.
 
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MisterEd

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corrosion231 said:
All microsoft beta names are for places near a popular ski resort in washington.
Longhorn is the code name for the release itself not the beta one. Currently Longhorn is under alpha release. The Longhorn beta release will not be until next year.
 

corrosion231

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MisterEd said:
Longhorn is the code name for the release itself not the beta one. Currently Longhorn is under alpha release. The Longhorn beta release will not be until next year.


you knew what i meant.
 

TimP

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They have been using a similar codename trend with Visual Studio .NET. Visual Studio .NET 2005's codename is Whidbey and the next version's codename is Orcas, both are islands off the coast of Washington state.