Mary Jo Foley

Mary Jo Foley has covered the tech industry for 30 years for a variety of publications, including ZDNet, eWeek and Baseline. She is the author of Microsoft 2.0: How Microsoft plans to stay relevant in the post-Gates era (John Wiley & Sons, 2008). She also is the cohost of the "Windows Weekly" podcast on the TWiT network. Got a tip? Send her an email with your rants, rumors, tips and tattles. Confidentiality guaranteed.

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Microsoft 'Quattro': Fourth time's the charm

Microsoft 'Quattro': Fourth time's the charm

"Quattro," a k a Windows Home Server, has been a puzzle to me, in terms of its codename. It didn't seem to fit with the other members of the Windows Server family: Longhorn Server, Cougar, Centro, etc. Here's the story behind the Quattro codename.

February 6, 2007 by in Servers

Goodbye, 'Vienna.' Hello 'Windows 7'

Goodbye, 'Vienna.' Hello 'Windows 7'

It's February 1: The first "official" day of the Steven Sinofsky Windows era. That means, among other things, that it's time to move beyond the vista-themed family of codenames and begin using the more boring and sanitized ones -- like Windows 7.

February 1, 2007 by in Windows

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