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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 are not ready to talk about it yet. However, Microsoft's blogging guru, Robert Scoble confirmed in a thread relating 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 added UI sparkle (in the form of the Aero set of technologies and guidelines), Blackcomb 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 the "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 Explorer shell will be replaced in its entirety, with features such as the taskbar being replaced by a new concept based on the last 10 years of R&D at the Microsoft "VIBE" research 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 Mac OS X's "dock".
View: Channel 9 Vienna Confirmation
Source: http://www.neowin.net/index.php?act=view&id=32095
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aka they're copying Mac OS X lol
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aka they're copying Mac OS X lol
Perhaps but Windows does rule as an all over operating system even if it does have its flaws like most things
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Sounds like it will be interesting. But after Vista comes out I am not sure that many people will be hungry for Vienna
    
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Originally Posted by SpookedJunglist
Sounds like it will be interesting. But after Vista comes out I am not sure that many people will be hungry for Vienna
No bringing jokes from other threads!
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i must not know enough about tech but its too bad they already have plans for the up-upcoming os when they cant even finish the current up and comer.
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I don't like change. I liked Windows 95. I love "Start".
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lmao it might come out like a pretty windows 3.1 LOL
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why cant they just stop and do a good job on one thing and get it right before they move onto another project
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I don't like change. I liked Windows 95. I love "Start".
Me too, ctrl + alt + delete was the bomb back then . I do like start though. Do you think vienna will come in 12 different versions? . Interesting article, indeed.
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