Microsoft decouples Vista from Longhorn

News, Washington:

Microsoft’s newest Operating System, Windows Vista [ previously Longhorn ], hit more troubles today.

The owners of the name “Vista” announced they were considering legal action against the software giant for trademark violations.

In response to this, a Microsoft spokesman this morning stated

In response to our customers’ concerns and the tight end of 2006 deadline we are decoupling “Vista” from the next Windows release.”

When asked about rumours that Microsoft was considering decoupling the Graphics User Interface (GUI) and returning to FAT-16 to hit the 2006 deadline, the spokesman responded

Microsoft is committed to providing the best user experience, and we are proud to continue this into the next Windows release.”