Latvian’s Cry Fowl for Vista

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At first this sounded like another urban myth but according to the most excellent Ectaco on-line English – Latvian translator the word Vista does indeed mean hen or fowl in Latvian. Worse still, the report on Yahoo News claims it is also slang for a frumpy woman. Microsoft Latvia are apparently unconcerned about this and point to the fact that the name has given Vista a lot of very useful product recognition, without MS having to spend a penny on advertising.

By the way, for anyone involved in the Vista Beta 2 trial, check your mailbox today because Release Candidate 1 (RC1) — virtually the finished product — is available for download from today.

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