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Which Microsoft product was code named Snowball?

Which Microsoft product was code named Snowball?

  • Windows 95
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows For Workgroups 3.11 
 Which Microsoft product was code named Snowball?


Operating systems

Windows 3.1x and 9x

Codename Preliminary name Final name Notes Ref
Janus N/A Windows 3.1 N/A [2][3]
Sparta, Winball Windows Plus Windows for Workgroups 3.1 Windows 3.1 (16-bit) with enhanced networking; designed to work particularly well as a client with the new Windows NT. [4][5]
Snowball Windows for Workgroups 3.10 Windows for Workgroups 3.11 Although this release was still 16-bit Windows, it included a 32-bit TCP/IP stack (when running on compatible hardware). Along with Win32s, this was one of the first steps towards moving the Windows desktop to a 32-bit code base. [6]
Chicago Windows 4.0 Windows 95 For codenames of some of the internal components of Windows 95, see "Jaguar", "Cougar", "Panther" and "Stimpy" under § OS components. [7][8]
Detroit Windows 4.1 Windows 95 OSR 2 Named after Detroit, Michigan. A writer for Maximum PC suggested that "Detroit" and other Windows 95-era names were answers to the question posed by Microsoft's "Where do you want to go today?" marketing campaign. [9]
Nashville Windows 96 N/A Cancelled upgrade for Windows 95; sometimes referred to in the press as Windows 96. Codename was reused for Internet Explorer 4.0 and Windows Desktop Update which incorporated many of the technologies planned for Nashville. [10][11]
Memphis Windows 97, Windows 4.1 Windows 98 N/A [12]
Millennium Windows 4.9 Windows ME ME stands for Millennium Edition.




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