Redmond, Washington based Vista, Inc – a custom software developer and e-commerce solutions provider, said in a recent news article it is considering all options against Windows creator Microsoft Incorporated.
Microsoft, which is also based in Redmond, said it does not feel it has violated any copyrights.
“The name Vista is commonly used by a variety of companies in a variety of industries, said Microsoft spokesperson Stacy Drake in a statement to Daniweb IT News. “We are only using of the word Vista paired with our trademark Windows. The two together – ‘Windows Vista’ – form the name of the next version of the Windows operating system.
Windows Vista, which is slated to be the next major released of the Window’s operating system and the flagship of Microsoft products, was distributed yesterday in a limited release beta for IT professionals and developers.
According to the Seattle Times Article, Vista Incorporated founder John Wall said, “We're going to consider our options and talk to them.
Wall did not return phone calls requesting a comment.
Windows Vista is planned to be released sometime in 2006, and was announced in late July at a staff meeting in Atlanta. Previous to being called Windows Vista, the software was known only as codename Longhorn.