Wednesday, May 18, 2022
  • Home

Possible name for “Longhorn” Server

May 3rd, 2006 by Zack Whittaker

I’ve been doing a lot of digging on this one (not literally, but you know what I mean) and I believe I may well have uncovered the future name of Windows Server “Longhorn”. It’s not confirmed, at this stage it’s pure speculation but I’ll try and find sources as soon as possible. In line with the Office “12” release, I do believe that they will name the server operating system accordingly to help ease confusion, but also give it a defining name in terms of time. They’ve always added a year to the server names, because it defines a revolution of technology rather than anything.


I want to give proof, I want to tell you my source (even though it’s still a bit iffy none the less) but I really want to shed some light on this at least… but it’s just not possible. So please take this post as “as is” and that this is pure speculation until I can prove otherwise. Having said that, the release is still a while off so it’s likely to change, but I just want to make sure that you understand that this is a very good guess based on the information I have so don’t start slating this post as “BS”.

Posted in Windows Vista | 7 Comments »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, May 3rd, 2006 at 7:52 am and is filed under Windows Vista. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

7 Responses

  1. Deansweb2004|NT Says:

    I can’t see them having it called something related to 2007.. Just doesn’t sound good lol

  2. Zack Whittaker Says:

    Windows 2000 Server… Windows Server 2003… well… it’d kinda make sense.

  3. Andre Da Costa Says:

    Windows Server 2007, thats might sure, positive, 100 % bet. Although, they could go back to the numeral after Windows, so you could have something like Windows 2007 Server, Enterprise Edition.

  4. Zack Whittaker Says:

    I see exactly what you mean – client OS’s can go for an oblique name like “XP” or “Vista” because that either describes what the OS is or an acronym for something else – XP being eXPerience (although most people think eXPlode…) and Vista being as a beautiful panoramic view… fair enough.

    Server’s are different though – they are the more serious type, so they need to reflect the time of the technology, so we can be almost postive that a year will be in the name somewhere, so Windows 2007 Server, Windows Server 2007 or 2007 Windows Server System… all the same sorta thing 🙂

  5. Deansweb2004|NT Says:

    Hmm.. Lets wait and see hehe :P, Hey Andre never see you nowadays? where you been? lol

  6. Andre Da Costa Says:

    One thing to note, when I launched Longhorn Server setup for build 5308 from within Windows to install to a partition, setup said, only clean installs are allowed, cannot upgrade from Windows XP Professional to Windows Vista Server Enterprise Edition – so who knows.

    Hey Dean, I am sick of Messenger, I have put it on lock down. I need to get work done.

  7. Zack Whittaker Says:

    We already know that it’s definately not going to be along the Vista road of products – so that’ll just be a typo no doubt.