Saturday, January 6, 2007

Latvians laugh about Microsoft Windows Vista

Microsoft had some problems convincing the world that the software company’s newest operating system will arrive on time and is an improvement of XP. In Latvia Microsoft is facing another challenge, when they have to convince the population. In Latvia the name Vista have a completely different meaning.
In Latvian Vista means “hen” or a “not so cool woman”. "The name of the new operating system is well known in international communication and means a vision, a view, a perspective," said public relations manager for Microsoft Latvia, Ilze Nagla. Fortunately for Microsoft there is only about 1.3 million people in the world who speak Latvian. It is therefore doubtful that Microsoft will change the name, as Honda did with their "fitta-model" based on the Norwegian meaning of the word (A rather vulgar expression for the female genitalia).

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