Monthly Archives: July 2005

Why “Windows Vista” is a bad name…

I’m not alone in thinking that “Windows Vista” is a really bad name. Apart from the obvious ‘Hasta la Vista’ catch phrase which brings images of the Governor of California single-handedly shooting up Redmond. Hugh Macleod (I love his little sketches) thinks it is bland. I did a search for other “Vista’s” on Google. Here’s what I found: Vista.com – Helping small business do more business. Vistaprint – Full service graphic design and printing. MontaVista …

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Venting over the scourge of DRM

An article on ITWeb which touched on Digital Rights Management got me going enough to write a nice response. See my comment here.

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Vista vs VISTA

So the news is out, the new version of Windows (aka Longhorn) is to be called “Windows Vista”. See the details here. Ok, ok, I’m no hero, I was tipped off by Robert Scoble. Pity they chose an unoriginal name like that. If I were Aperture, I’d think about legal action. See the Aperture website: “Aperture VISTATM is an enterprise software solution which reduces operational risk and improves efficiency through the visual management of the …

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