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Video Whiteboard: Microsoft code names explained

ZDNet Editor Mary Jo Foley reveals Microsoft's code-naming scheme and offers insight on future products.

How does Microsoft come up with those product code names like Whistler, Blackcomb, and Longhorn? ZDNet Editor Mary Jo Foley reveals Microsoft's code-naming scheme and offers insight on future products.

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BALTHOR
BALTHOR

I do not think that pre flashing would be practical or even possible.The entire computer is flashed after it's construction chip by chip on the Internet or using a CD on a network.This would include Windows in the CPU.(If you ever get the computer fast download a copy of the Internet.)