Before Vista has even reached a public beta phase, Microsoft is already looking for its future replacement. Codenamed “Vienna”, Microsoft is offering precious little details on what the OS will tout or when it would be released. Why the name change? Just to make people feel better, apparently.

"It's just a morale thing," Cherry said. "The other names have been kicking around so long. It's much more about trying to keep focused and keep some excitement around where they are going."
For users' sake let's hope this doesn't have an impact on Vista, though it's no new thing for large companies to be thinking that far into the future.