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 PostPost subject: ME's codename still exists?        Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2016 10:39 pm 
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Hey BetaArchive!

I was digging around in The Collection Book, and surprisingly, Windows ME's Codename: Millennium appeared either in the CMD, or the bottom right corner (B1-B3 only).
But the CMD Millennium appearance stayed in the RTM! :|

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Have any of you known this?

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 PostPost subject: Re: ME's codename still exists?        Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2016 11:28 pm 
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Good god...
You know ME stands for Millennium Edition, therefore Millennium really isn't much of a codename in this context.


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...not a surprise to any of us.

Windows ME stands for "Millennium Edition", so of course we've all known this. Microsoft just simply thought it to be fitting enough to release the Windows 9x-based, home-oriented counterpart of Windows 2000 branded as "Millennium Edition" (or ME) to celebrate the New Millennium.

That does NOT imply that it was released as a beta if it STILL has part of its codename in the title.

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 PostPost subject: Re: ME's codename still exists?        Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2016 11:49 pm 
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Then where did Millennium "Edition" come from?

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WindowsCollector2000 wrote:
Then where did Millennium "Edition" come from?
Hopefully this gets the point across for someone like you:
Step 1. Look up the meaning of "millennium"
Step 2. Look up Windows ME's release date
Step 3. Process information
Step 4. "Oh"
Step 5. You did it.


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Have you ever heard of the Millennium?

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WindowsCollector2000 wrote:
Then where did Millennium "Edition" come from?

I think you're reading too much into it. My guess is that they probably added the "Edition" word just to shorten the name to "Windows ME" for marketing reasons. Since it was a new edition of the Windows 9x family, "Windows ME" visually looks more akin to "Windows 98" or "Windows 95" than the longer "Windows Millenium" name. Also, I imagine the name "Windows Millenium" could potentialy generate confusion with "Windows 2000", which is a different product (a version of the Windows NT family).
By the way, they should have made the same with the "Windows Vista" name, which in my opinion was just as bad as the OS itself.


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 PostPost subject: Re: ME's codename still exists?        Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 7:14 pm 
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Fred_PJ wrote:
WindowsCollector2000 wrote:
Then where did Millennium "Edition" come from?

I think you're reading too much into it. My guess is that they probably added the "Edition" word just to shorten the name to "Windows ME" for marketing reasons. Since it was a new edition of the Windows 9x family, "Windows ME" visually looks more akin to "Windows 98" or "Windows 95" than the longer "Windows Millenium" name. Also, I imagine the name "Windows Millenium" could potentialy generate confusion with "Windows 2000", which is a different product (a version of the Windows NT family).
By the way, they should have made the same with the "Windows Vista" name, which in my opinion was just as bad as the OS itself.

Unless Windows 2000 was something different, like Windows Version 2000! :? Then Windows Millennium would've made sense.
Or the NT Version Numbers would've stayed, so it would be, for example: NT Professional Version 5.0.

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 PostPost subject: Re: ME's codename still exists?        Posted: Tue Feb 16, 2016 12:22 am 
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8-) Oh stop worrying about pointless semantics. Windows 2000 was released December 15, 1999. Jesus Christ, 16 days off from the new year.

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 PostPost subject: Re: ME's codename still exists?        Posted: Tue Feb 16, 2016 1:04 am 
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M = Millennium
E = Edition

So why is it so surprising that "Millennium" is in the command prompt?

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 PostPost subject: Re: ME's codename still exists?        Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2016 9:05 am 
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Lukas Marsik wrote:
WindowsCollector2000 wrote:
Then where did Millennium "Edition" come from?
Hopefully this gets the point across for someone like you:
Step 1. Look up the meaning of "millennium"
Step 2. Look up Windows ME's release date
Step 3. Process information
Step 4. "Oh"
Step 5. You did it.

You may very well be belittling someone for your own misunderstanding of what you are quoting, why you are constantly allowed to do such is a mystery.

Whilst the OP may in fact be bringing up the fact that the word millennium as still being used in the final name of this operating system, since the original codename of this OS was "Codenamed Millennium" the post you are quoting is about WindowsCollector2000 asking where the word "Edition" came to being a part of it's final name.

It's not that hard to state that it refers as a 2000 edition personal/home OS as opposed to windows 2000 being a work/business based OS.


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 PostPost subject: Re: ME's codename still exists?        Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2016 9:10 am 
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- TheOtherGuy: I agree with you. The level of intolerance that some people have is astounding.

- Lukas Marsik: This time I am going to let this pass with an informal warning right here - please stop. That, and a few of you indeed misunderstood what the person was even asking - they were asking why they added "Edition" to the name instead of just keeping it as "Windows Millennium". That is as of yet unknown, and it would have been best to state that.

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 PostPost subject: Re: ME's codename still exists?        Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2016 10:02 am 
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8-) Oh stop worrying about pointless semantics. Windows 2000 was released December 15, 1999. Jesus Christ, 16 days off from the new year.


Actually, the RTM was compiled on that date. It wasn't until February 2000 that it was released.

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This not even a secret, on Windows ME disc in readme.txt it cleary says "Microsoft Windows Millenium Edition", here is screenshot from my Win ME disc:
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They probably made "Millenium Edition" name, for some reason for people which would be asking what it comes for, why "ME?" excatly. I don't know what is here to think about.

Same would be with Windows XP, which is known sometimes as "eXPerience" but Microsoft not really used that name in Windows, except maybe for actually releasing that Windows, where it I think was used as part of advertisement for this system.


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 PostPost subject: Re: ME's codename still exists?        Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2016 3:46 pm 
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Actually, now that I think of it, I guess you could speculate they added "Edition" to the codename so the initials become "ME". Me (or you, technically). Get it? They've used both names in advertising and branding, and with all that multimedia hype they were pushing for, I guess it's not that far fetched.

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Possibly a developer oversight. Theres another thread on here about "Windows Whistler" appearing on XP OEM partitions from 2001-2003ish, might be for similar reasons.

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Possibly a developer oversight. Theres another thread on here about "Windows Whistler" appearing on XP OEM partitions from 2001-2003ish, might be for similar reasons.

I was trying to install an ATi legacy driver for a Vista machine and the file name began with "LH" - LongHorn. There's a ton of product codenames hidden in release software.

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 PostPost subject: Re: ME's codename still exists?        Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2016 12:20 pm 
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Actually, now that I think of it, I guess you could speculate they added "Edition" to the codename so the initials become "ME". Me (or you, technically). Get it? They've used both names in advertising and branding, and with all that multimedia hype they were pushing for, I guess it's not that far fetched.

Sounds - plausible.

The OEM partner kit for millennium also has multiple mentions of "you" in bold all throughout the kits literature.


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