Windows 7 is not the label under which the next iteration of the Windows client will be made available on the market. The final product name under which the gold Windows 7 bits will be released is yet to be made public, that if Microsoft has even decided on it. However, the Redmond company is indeed looking for the next “XP” and “Vista” label to stick next to Windows and create a new brand. Passatempo de Verão 2008 is an initiative from Omitek in collaboration with Microsoft Portugal designed to permit users to win prizes by sharing with the Redmond company their version of the final name for Windows 7.
“This was a challenge that has been proposed by one member of our Technical Communities, João Pedro Piedade, and we support with enthusiasm. It is a challenge at least curios, but welcomed, and inspired, offering incentives to the participants for their suggestions of the final name for Windows 7! As for the top 3 winners, Portugal Microsoft will proactively submit the names they come up with for Windows to the product group of WCT as a further contribution of Portugal in this product,” revealed Cristina Carvalho, a member of MSDN Portugal.