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Microsoft’s Vienna To Follow Vista

Redmond, Wash. – Just weeks after the full details of Microsoft’s next generation operating system were fully revealed the company released the latest moniker for its next OS.

The code name Vienna replaces Microsoft’s previous in-house tag, Blackcomb, for the upcoming operating system. The news was released on a Microsoft developer’s Web forum late last week and confirmed by the company. The company gave no further details on the upcoming software. Vista is expected to ship during the second half of 2006.

In a written statement Microsoft said nothing should be read into the release of the new name.

“The codename for Blackcomb has changed to ‘Vienna.’ This does not reflect a big change for us. We have used city code names in the past. These code names are derived from cities/locations in the world known for great ‘vistas.’ The kinds of places we all want to see, experience and that capture the imagination. Vienna fits with this concept. There are no additional details to share about Vienna at this time.”