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    [news=http://img465.imageshack.us/img465/804/msvistaflagsmall6fq.gif]That's right folks. Windows Vienna is the new codename for Windows Blackcomb the successor to Windows Vista.

    Not much is known about Blackcomb officially and Microsoft is not ready to talk about it yet. However, Microsoft's blogging guru, Robert Scoble confirmed in a thread reply to a channel 9 video, "since this video was shot the codename for Blackcomb has indeed changed to Vienna. I haven't gotten the story on this yet, though."

    While Windows Vista is intended to be a technologies-based release, with some UI changes (in the form of the Aero set of technologies and guidelines), Vienna is targeted directly at revolutionizing the way we interact with our home and office PCs.

    For instance, the "Start" philosophy, introduced in Windows 95, may be completely replaced by a "new interface" which was said in 1999 to be scheduled for Blackcomb, before being moved to the Longhorn project, and then back to Blackcomb. The interface involved some ideas based upon truely 3D Windows and an intergration of what is now known as Sidebar.

    The Explorer shell is expected to be replaced in its entirety, with features such as the taskbar being replaced by a new concept based on the last 10 years of research from Microsoft's "Vibe" lab. Projects such as GroupBar and LayoutBar are expected to make an appearance, allowing users to more effectively manage and keep track of their applications and documents while in use, and a new way of launching applications is expected - among other ideas, Microsoft is investigating a pie menu-type circular interface, similar in function to Apple's dock feature.

    All features are speculation and rumour at this point. However, with Vista arriving so late (5 years after Windows XP) - will Vista sell to the masses just as many enterprise customers have moved to XP and many home users are comfortable with XP. Time will tell.

    Source: http://www.neowin.net/index.php?act=view&id=32095[/news]
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    why are they working on another one instead of just vista.

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    Thats what I would like to know...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gam3Guy
    Thats what I would like to know...

    Why does Windows ME come to mind ? Is it just our money their after or will Vienna be released 4,5 years from now .

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    vista is not released yet and they're talking about a new windows, wtf?
    or as usuall its gonna release in 4-5 years?
    or this will be "Plan B" in case Vista didnt succsess, like WinME and Win2000.
    Vista already has many versions this will confuess the hell out of the public, its better to keep it away for some time.


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    so vista will be ME and the next one may be the one to succeed

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    What's so strange about a company planning ahead? It'll probably be out in 4-5 years as you say, and taking into account the time such a project consumes it seems perfectly reasonable to me.

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    No its just strange. Why would you be working on a new one then an even newer one.

    That just says you want more money becuase if you didnt you wouldn't be working on an even newer one. Why not release vista and just release the newest one?

    Or combine them together so people dont have to buy 2 products.

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    just combine the 2 you mnoney grabbin' mofo's

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    Quote Originally Posted by twisterX
    No its just strange. Why would you be working on a new one then an even newer one.

    That just says you want more money becuase if you didnt you wouldn't be working on an even newer one. Why not release vista and just release the newest one?

    Or combine them together so people dont have to buy 2 products.
    Because it's probably just in the concept phase at the moment, with people who do this for a living; that is, visualize new ideas.

    If they were to hold production on ideas even until vista is out there wouldn't be much time left actually producing the product.

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