Blackcomb to be called Vienna

Microsoft has announced that the succesor to Windows Vista, formerly codenamed Blackcomb, will be called Vienna, after the capital of Austria.

“This does not reflect a big change for us; we have used city codenames in the past, which 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,” said Microsoft, reminding people that there was another Windows to come before we get our hands on Vienna. Source: Yahoo.

They have done this with every version, Blackcomb was named after a ski resort in Canada, Windows 98 was called Memphis, etc, etc.