Talk:Windows Neptune

But there's only 1 main Neptune build(Build 5111)--X010 (talk) 07:48, 2 August 2013 (BST)

There is only one leaked build, but we know about other builds... --AlphaBeta (talk) 11:50, 2 August 2013 (BST)

Windows Neptune or Microsoft Neptune[edit source]

I wanted to know where in Neptune calls it self Windows Neptune? The boot screen? Winver? Only the build tag calls itself Windows Neptune. Name in Winver and Command Prompt should be the one we call that codename, if that is not good enough, we should go for the boot screen. I feel like there are a few more references to Microsoft Neptune than Windows Neptune in the OS itself. Also, antitrust documents was not released by MS nor were they given out to developers. The disc calls itself neptune.

Prove me wrong if you want to but I still want to ask why. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bubbles (talkcontribs)

The name in winver and cmd is Windows 2000, are you suggesting that we should merge this page with Windows 2000 then? --Cvolton (talk | contribs) 13:42, 1 May 2019 (UTC)
But it's still a version of Windows, isn't it? The codename is just "Neptune" and whether you prefix it with "Windows" or "Microsoft" is nothing but a question of taste IMHO. Microsoft itself was quite inconsistent at this with "Microsoft Memphis", "Windows Millenium", and Neptune using both prefixes interchangeably. I would rather use a single consistent prefix for all such versions, which would be "Windows" with the exception of the Cairo snowflake as explained in the community portal. Also, why would you consider the boot screen to be more important than the watermark? Regarding anti-trust documents, they actually were released by Microsoft. They are internal documents that their lawyers have provided as exhibits during the Microsoft anti-trust case. Lastly, as Cvolton mentioned, the BA copy, which is based on the original leak, doesn't have any mentions of Neptune in the command prompt and winver and still has Windows 2000 branding in both. Many copies found online are customized to add more Neptune branding as noted in the 5111.1 article, don't let this fool you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ryuzaki (talkcontribs)
ebic fail --LilShootDawg (talk) 19:46, 1 May 2019 (UTC)
I am using the BA version, yes it says Windows 2000. The thing is for codenames, Microsoft usually replace Windows with that codename like Microsoft Chicago, Longhorn XP Professional and etc. Antitrust documents were not released to developers. Wikipedia calls this OS Microsoft Neptune BTW. AFAIK, the disc calls itself just Neptune, not Windows nor Microsoft.--Bubbles (talk) 20:46, 1 May 2019 (UTC)
Why would you listen to Wikipedia. They think that there is Mac System Software 0.1 --LilShootDawg (talk) 20:55, 1 May 2019 (UTC)
They didn't make this stuff up... --Ryuzaki (talk) 21:26, 1 May 2019 (UTC)
Then Apple thinks 0.1 exists. That list is confusing af. --LilShootDawg (talk) 21:44, 1 May 2019 (UTC)
The thing is for codenames, Microsoft usually replace Windows with that codename like Microsoft Chicago, Longhorn XP Professional and etc. They did that roughly as many times as they didn't do that. For reference, Windows Millenium, Windows Whistler, Windows Code Name Longhorn, Windows Code Name "Windows 7" and so on. Antitrust documents were not released to developers. What's your point? Wikipedia calls this OS Microsoft Neptune BTW. Kindly check the title bar. This is not Wikipedia. --Ryuzaki (talk) 21:26, 1 May 2019 (UTC)
Start menu banner...--Bubbles (talk) 06:24, 2 May 2019 (UTC)
Bottom right. --LilShootDawg (talk) 10:28, 2 May 2019 (UTC)
Start menu banner, idiot! here The boot screen and start menu banner says Microsoft Neptune, only the watermark shows Windows Neptune...--Bubbles (talk) 11:03, 2 May 2019 (UTC)
Drop the attitude.--Overdoze (talk) 15:09, 2 May 2019 (UTC)
Should we call Windows Nashville "Windows 95"? (Shared image) --LilShootDawg (talk) 17:01, 2 May 2019 (UTC)
What about addressing my points instead of continuing this useless circlejerk? --Ryuzaki (talk) 18:53, 2 May 2019 (UTC)
There are more references to Microsoft Neptune than Windows Neptune. What is wrong about my attitude LilShootDawg can f*cking swear and being encouraged by admins here (no f*cking rules were broken). Why don't we just call them Codenme "Neptune"? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bubbles (talkcontribs)
And? It's still a version of Windows and a Windows codename. Microsoft themselves are inconsistent at Microsoft x Windows prefixes for codenames. I would rather use a single consistent prefix for all such versions, which would be "Windows" with the exception of the Cairo snowflake as explained in the community portal. Nobody seemed to mind Windows Longhorn, why do you guys mind Windows Neptune? Also there is a difference when using swears as interjections and calling somebody an idiot. We don't mind the former, we do mind the later. --Ryuzaki (talk) 21:47, 2 May 2019 (UTC)
LilShootDawg has been warned to behave in the previous incident due to his previous harsh behaviour, not for saying "fuck" once. And if my memory serves me correctly, you were the one making a big deal about it and asking for him to get blocked, and yet here you are calling people idiot. He didn't insult anyone in this discussion or ever since he was warned the last time, and you are given the same generous opportunity to reconsider before you get blocked.--Overdoze (talk) 07:42, 3 May 2019 (UTC)
What ever you say. If he can still say f*ck, why can't I? I thought swearing in any website is prohibited and I was proven wrong. I learnt to post f*ck, sh*t, idiot and etc form here, from LilShootDawg (I realized this is the only place to say those words, imagine going to your boss saying "Why the f*ck I am not the leader of this project?"). Swearing means insult, no matter in what condition what attitude, you are hurting someone. At here, I can say f*ck you but can't call people idiot apparently because those words can only be used as interjections. Do you think I want to call him an idiot? I am an educated person, I rarely swear but when taking to someone who use swear words that often, can't I use the word idiot as an interjection? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bubbles (talkcontribs)
I want to say there are more references of Microsoft Neptune than Windows Neptune (only occurred in one place) and I can understand you guys want consistency. You look at the disc of Windows Neptune and what people from Microsoft call it (hint: no Windows or Microsoft). Look at the strings in setup.exe and you will find something interesting. I will stop argue with you what it is, just a suggestion that we should call it Microsoft Windows Codename "Neptune" and it fits Microsoft Neptune, Windows Neptune and Neptune by itself. We can just call it just Neptune in other pages for short. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bubbles (talkcontribs)
Swearing doesn't mean it's an insult. It can be used for being surprised. "What the fuck is that? A BFG?" Swearing can be used for emphasis "Why the fuck did you move my namespace?" Here was the English lesson you missed. You can swear on a bunch of different websites. You didn't use it as an interjection. I used it as emphasis as shown by the previous example. You used the word idiot calling me an idiot. Also, if you think idiot is a curse word. Stop using the internet. You will get triggered 24/7 on other websites. --LilShootDawg (talk) 10:12, 3 May 2019 (UTC)

My theory on how and why Neptune was actually cancelled[edit source]

This is my theory on why Neptune (and odyssey) was canned I think Odyssey was cancelled earlier on as it was merged into Neptune as it was basically achieving the same goal as Neptune (nt for consumers), And Neptune was cancelled because they made Whistler, and they decided to scrap Neptune and put all the work put in Neptune, into Whistler. 2A02:C7E:4E04:C000:D18B:91CE:CB45:9AA6

Well your theory is wrong. Odyssey was not achieving the same goal as Neptune at all, it was a minor evolutionary update over Windows 2000 that primarily focused on business users. In fact, we know from internal communication that the source depot for Odyssey was supposed to be put online in January 2000, which obviously ended up not happening. Now Neptune getting replaced by Whistler is of course true, but it's hardly the reason behind Neptune's cancellation, but rather its conclusion. --Ryuzaki (talk | contribs) 17:11, 8 June 2022 (UTC)
Yeah, my original theory was maybe a bit right-er. (My original theory was odyssey became an sku of Neptune.)2A02:C7E:4E04:C000:D18B:91CE:CB45:9AA6
But it didn't... --Ryuzaki (talk | contribs) 17:27, 8 June 2022 (UTC)
Oh 2A02:C7E:4E04:C000:D18B:91CE:CB45:9AA6