UPDATE 3/8/05: OK - I was WRONG. The Organisaiton really is upset with Microsoft. It just took me two days to get someone on the phone there. The original posting assumed this was a hoax... please read on for an updated version.
Two non-profits are outraged over the name of Windows Vista.
The Vista Software Alliance and WorldVista promote the use of the VistA software suite, an application for electronic health records developed by the Veterans Administration. The two provide services to hospitals, medical practices and other organisations that use the software.
On Monday they issued a press release claiming that they "denounce" the name of Microsoft's new operating system.
The phrasing is off for such a press release (enough so to convince me that the it was a hoax), using harsh language and, failing to make a single demand. They are upset, but what do they want from Microsoft?
"The confusion created by Microsoft and its choice of the word 'Vista' is an affront to the people who take care of our nation's veterans," said Barbara Boykin, Chairman of the VistA Software Alliance, claiming that Microsoft is "demeaning" the passion of doctors and health care workers by "expropriating" the name Vista.
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