Windows Vista. What a funny name for an OS by Microsoft. Its better though than the name Savvy for Proton‘s new car that was originally named Sassy ( sissy perhaps ? ).
Definition of “Vista” via Dictionary.com
1. A distant view or prospect, especially one seen through an opening, as between rows of buildings or trees.
2. An avenue or other passage affording such a view.
# An awareness of a range of time, events, or subjects; a broad mental view: “the deep and sweeping vistas these pioneering critics opened up” (Arthur C. Danto).
Update from Gizmodo :
It sounds like a spa resort in the mountains, but the name was apparently inspired to “bring clarity to your world.”
REDMOND, Wash., July 22, 2005 — Today Microsoft Corp. announced the official name of its next-generation Windows® client operating system, formerly code-named “Longhorn.” Windows Vista Beta 1, targeted at developers and IT professionals, will be available by August 3rd 2005.