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Next Version of Windows to be Known as 'Vista'

Associated Press News Wire (
Sun, 24 Jul 2005 14:11:10 -0500

Next Version of Windows Named 'Vista'

Microsoft Corp. dropped the code name Longhorn on Friday, announcing
the next version of its flagship Windows operating system will be
called Windows Vista.

The world's largest software maker also said it will release the first
of two test versions to developers and information technology
professionals by Aug. 3.

The company did not say when it expects to release a second test
version to a broader audience, but said it remains on target to ship
the oft-delayed update to Windows XP sometime in the second half of
next year.

Microsoft gave an internal gathering of its employees in Atlanta the
first word about the new name Thursday.

"The core idea around Windows Vista is bringing clarity to the user so
they can focus on what matters most," Brad Goldberg, general manager
for Windows product management said Friday.

Vista's features will include better ways to visualize data, such as
seeing through windows that are stacked atop each other, more natural
file organization and faster searching.

The operating system will also be designed to better protect computers
against viruses and spyware.

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