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Goodbye "Longhorn" it's been nice to know you

Goodbye "Longhorn" it's been nice to know you

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We have announced at Winhec the name for longhorn server. It's was tough to come up with a name which embodied all the facets of the new product. We worked hard with agencies and focus groups. And finally we've come up with a name that really captures the essence of the product. And the name is ... Windows Server 2008.

Like chicago, Tahoe, Catapult, Stinger, Whistler and my favourite Wolverine, Longhorn is a name we now forget.

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  • I don't know how you guys came up with that name; there must be a genius at work!!

    So is the only difference between the beta 3 on Technet plus (still labeled Longhorn) and the publicly available beta 3 the name? Or are there other changes we should know about?


  • There is no new build to go with the new name.

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