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Codename Blackcomb changed to Vienna?

January 20th, 2006 by Patrick S

Codename Blackcomb was internal codename first talked about in 2001 I think. It would be the succesor of Windows XP and .NET server (codename Whistler). Later Microsoft decided to create a small in between version of Windows codename Longhorn.
Longhorn is a bar in the Whistler ski-resort between the mountains Whister and Blackcomb.
Well we know Longhorn turned out to be a major Windows release, which is over 5 years of development. Blackcomb is still the next major release of Windows after Longhorn (Vista) but first Longhorn “R2? Windows editions will be released.Anyway, on the Channel 9 forum, Robert Scoble comments that the codename Blackcomb is changed to “Vienna”

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3 Responses

  1. Patrick E Says:

    Well… NT 4.0 Was codenamed Cairo so.. I guess another city name would make sense.. but why Vienna?

  2. Jabez Gan Says:

    Yea Why not Kuala Lumpur? 😛

  3. Patrick S Says:

    Ha Ha Ha….Hmmm i wonder who get paid some amazingly huge sum of money to think of the code names.