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Anti-Vista Petition

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    W3bbo

    Since "Vista" has been derrided by a lot of members, myself included, I've started this petition/list thingie.

    Gentlemen, start your keyboards!

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    blowdart

    W3bbo wrote:
    Since "Vista" has been derrided by a lot of members, myself included, I've started this.

    Gentlemen, start your keyboards!


    Oh for crying out loud.

    Right I've started this

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    yyy

    Good idea - I've already added my suggestion Smiley

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    cravikiran

    If you don't like it you can always do a silent protest and if its the general feeling, maybe it'll catch on as an unofficial boycott.  But, give it a chance.  See what they do with it. 

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    j0217995

    This is silly we going to have a pettition for every thing that W3bbo or whatever doesn't like?  I know next time MS comes up w/ a product Steve or Bill needs to ask him how what he thinks

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    blowdart

    j0217995 wrote:
    This is silly we going to have a pettition for every thing that W3bbo or whatever doesn't like?  I know next time MS comes up w/ a product Steve or Bill needs to ask him how what he thinks


    Sign up here then Smiley

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    yyy

    What's wrong in suggesting better names? After all, we are the customers...

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    AndyC

    yyy wrote:

    What's wrong in suggesting better names? After all, we are the customers...



    Because that's what marketing drones are for...

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    Tensor

    yeah lets run everything as a committee - that way we can please everyone all the time.

    Good grief.

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    Cider

    How about Windows Life?

    Then when we have the likes of w3bbo complaining about pointless stuff like the name of the OS or CSS 3.0.23233.2121, we can tell him its better in the latest version of Windows and so he should Get A Life.

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    brussell

    They already have released the name and have a site for it. Do you really think they'll change the name because a few people don't like it?

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    W3bbo

    brussell wrote:
    They already have released the name and have a site for it. Do you really think they'll change the name because a few people don't like it?


    Honda did.

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    Arran

    I really don’t think there will be that many people that don’t like it.

    What reason do you have to dislike it?  Its easy to just decide you don’t like something.  Its not as easy to say why and give a solid argument.

    Its a name of a product and it has meaning (even if that’s in a marketing sense), it does not have a impact on the really important stuff about it.

    Also quite like the video on
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/default.mspx

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    Nata1

    What's Vista?  Is that the new Longhorn name or something?

    That's not a good name

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    Nata1

    I don't know, actually its kind of catchy.  It works

    The font they use makes it work

    because of marketing, and how big Microsoft is, people will accept that everywhere and won't even think of the name.

    Hey, I even like it now!! Thats marketing.

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    BenZila

    Nata1 wrote:
    I don't know, actually its kind of catchy.  It works

    The font they use makes it work

    because of marketing, and how big Microsoft is, people will accept that everywhere and won't even think of the name.

    Hey, I even like it now!! Thats marketing.


    Hehe, changed opinion in 2 posts Big Smile The power of microsofts marketing team Wink

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    Arran

    The thing is MS go through this every time.  People crying out "What's wrong with using <insert code name here> as its name". 
    If they used that it would not be its code name its the name.  I doubt code names are thought about that much and i very much doubt marketing monkeys are involved.

    Just accept it and move on.  Put your effort into reporting more beta bugs or offer real product feedback.

    There is nothing wrong with saying what you think, but stop taking things too far.  Its just plain boring!

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    lars

    W3bbo wrote:
    brussell wrote:They already have released the name and have a site for it. Do you really think they'll change the name because a few people don't like it?
    Honda did.


    I think the Honda case was a little bit worse...

    "Car maker Honda introduced their new car "Fitta" in the Nordic countries during 2001, only to find out that "fitta" is an old word, currently used in vulgar language to refer to a woman's genitals in Swedish, Norwegian and Danish. It was renamed to "Honda Jazz" for the Nordic market. According to newspaper articles, Japanese ads said that "[Fitta] is small on the outside, but large on the inside". It's now called the Honda Fit in Japanese markets."

    Source: Marketing Translation Mistakes

    It's one of the most vulgar and offensive words in the swedish language. To make it even worse, that word is also slang for "coward". With that name they wouldn't have sold a single car.

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