Windows Neptune Screenshots

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It seems like "Neptune" is a famous name for unreleased projects. Sega used that name for the game console they planned between the Genesis and Saturn.
Well this is just 1 of many names that M$ used.

Here is a nice long list of Codenames used:

Asteroid     Windows 2000 SP1 
Aero     User Interface in Windows Vista 
Bearpaw     Windows Terminal Services for Windows Server 2003 
Blackcomb     Windows 7, server only 
Bobcat     Windows Server 2003 Small Business Edition 
Chicago     Windows 95 
Daytona     Windows NT 3.5 
Detroit     Windows 95 OSR2 
Freestyle     Windows XP Media Center Edition 
Frosting     Windows 95 Plus! 
Harmony     Windows XP Media Center Edition 
Impala     Windows NT4 Embedded 
Indigo     Communications services in Vista, 
aka Windows Communications Foundation (WCF) 
Janus     Windows 3.1 
Lonestar     Tablet PC 2004 
Longhorn     Windows Vista 
Mantis     Windows XP Embedded 5.1 
Memphis     Windows 98 
Mellinum/Georgia     Windows ME 
Mir     Internal Mercury release 
NAS 3.0     Windows Storage Server 2003 
Nashville     Internet Explorer, for Windows 95 
Neptune     Canceller successor to Windows 98 
Newshell     Alpha shell update for Windows NT 
Slalom     Media Center Edition of Vista 
Sparta     Windows for Workgroups 3.11 
Sundown     Windows XP 64-bit 
SUR     Patch to Windows 3.51 
Symphony     Windows XP Media Center 2005 
Whistler     Windows XP 
Whistler Server     Windows Server 2003 
Windows     Windows 1.0 
Windows 286     Windows 2.0 
WinFX     The set of next-generation managed APIs provided by Microsoft. 
Server Products
SQL ServerCodename     Product 
Starfighter     SQL Server 6.0 
Hydra     SQL Server 6.5 
Sphinx     SQL Server 7.0 
Plato     SQL Server 7.0 OLAP Services 
Shiloh     SQL Server 2000 
Liberty     SQL Server 2000 64-bit Edition 
Rosetta     SQL Server 2000 Reporting Services 
Aurum     SQL Server 2000, data mining toolkit 
Yukon     SQL Server 2005 
Acadia     SQL Server 2006 
Katmai     SQL Server 2008 
ExchangeCodename     Product 
Osmium     Exchange Server 5.5 
Platinum     Exchange Server 2002 
Titanium     Exchange Server 2003 
Kodiak     Abandoned successor to Exchange 2003 
Magma     Embedded Exchange 
SharePointCodename     Product 
Tahoe     Sharepoint Server 2001 
Matrix     Sharepoint Portal Server v2 
BizTalkCodename     Product 
Latinum     BizTalk 2000 
Bizet     BizTalk 2002 
MiscCodename     Product 
Falcon     Message Queue Server (MSMQ) 
Viper     Transaction Server 2.0 
Hydra     Windows NT Terminal Services 
Babylon     Host Integration Server 
Cedar     COM Transaction Integrator for CICS and IMS (COMTI) 
Wolfpack     Cluster Server 
Vienna     Office Live Communication Server 2005 
Hermes     System Management Server 
Kahiltna     Commerce Server 2.0 
Comet     ISA 2000 
Mobile PlatformsCodename     Product 
Alder     Windows CE 2.1 
Apollo     Windows CE for Auto PC 
Axe     Embedded Toolkit for Windows CE 2.0 and 2.1 
Brich     Windows CE 2.11 and 2.12 
Cedar     Windows CE 3.0 
Chainsaw     Windows CE Platform Builder 3.0 
Galileo     Windows CE for Handheld PC 2000 
Goldeneye     Windows CE for AutoPC 
Gryphon     Windows CE 2.0 for palm-sized PCs 
Hai Ku     Multimedia Extension for Windows 
Hermes     Windows CE for webphones 
Jameson     Windows CE.NET Update 
Jupiter     Windows CE for Handheld PC Pro 3.0 
Laguna     Upcoming version of SQL Server, for Windows CE 
McKendrick     Windows CE for Media2G0 
Mercury     Windows CE for Hanheld PC 
Merlin     Pocket PC 2002 (or Windows CE 2002??) 
Mira     Windows CE for Smart Display Devices 
Orion     Windows CE for Chinese Handheld PC 
Ozone     Pocket PC 2003 
Pegasus     Windows CE 1.0 
Rapier     Windows CE for PocketPC 2000 
Stinger     Smartphone 2002 (or Windows CE for Smartphones 1.0?) 
Starlite     .NET Compact Framework 1.0 
Talisker     Windows CE .NET 
Tazz     Microsoft Phone 
Visine     Novell Netware Migration Tool 
Venus     Windows CE for webTV 
Wyvern     Windows CE for Color Palm PC 
G2     Windows Live for Windows Mobile 
MiscellaneousCodename     Product 
AirStream     Services for wireless connections to Exchange 
Avalanche/td>     Internet-Information-Services 5.0 
Argo     Query-Services for SQL-Server 2000 
Aruba     Windows Media Platform for Blackcomb 
Athena     Outlook Express 
Athens     New prototype PC design (with HP) 
Blackbird     MSN SDK 
Blizzard     Business oriented Set of Services in .NET My Services 
Basecamp     VPN dial-up networking update (PPTP) for Windows 95 
Calais     Smart-Card Technologies 
Cascade     Windows Active-Directory 
Cayman     NetMeeting 3.0 Version 3.01 4.4.3400 
Chrome     ChromeEffects (GUI-Feature) 
Cirrus     Access 1.0 
Comet     Network-Tools for Windows 2000 
Corona     Windows Media-Technologies 9.0 
Coyote     Distributed Views for SQL-Server 2000 
Darwin     Windows Installer 1.1 
Dart     Setup for Oracle, SQL-Server ODBC-driver 
DaVinci     Database-Design & Query-Tools 
Denali     Active Server Pages 
Europa     New GUI for the MSN-Community 
Fahrenheit     A defunct collaboration between Microsoft & SGI Graphics to combine Direct3D and OpenGL by creating a unified 3D API. Direct X Version 10.0 
Falcon     Windows Messaging Queuing Server 
Fusion     Technologies for DLL improvements 
Gemini     Succesor GUI "Europa" for MSN-Community 
Gibraltar     Internet-Information-Server 1.0 Version 3.0 
Grizzly     Workflow-Designer for SQL-Server 2000 
Hailstorm     XML Message Interface 
Hailstorm     .NET My Services 
HardeningPack     Internet Explorer Enhanced Security (Windows Server 2003) 
Hawaii     Future version of Visual Studio (after the Orcas release) 
Hydra     Windows NT Terminal Services 
Idaho     Preliminary/alpha version of the next Windows-Longhorn 
Jakarta     JAVA-Engine for Internet Explorer 3.0 
Kagera     OLE-DB Provider for ODBC-Data 
Blackbird     MSN SDK 
K2     Internet-Information-Server 4.0 
Lightning     .NET Common Language Runtime (CLR) 
Luna     Theme technology for Windows XP 
Luxor     OLE-Provider-Services for Yukon 
Magic Carpet     Passport-Technologies 
Marvel     Microsoft Network (MSN) 
Merlin     Microsoft® Internet Explorer for Dreamcast (cancelled circa 1999) 
Mercury     DUN 1.2 update for Win95 
Monad     Longorn Command Shell. Msh is the new scripting and automation environment for Windows 
NGWS     (Next Generation Windows/Web Services) .Net 
Normandy     Microsoft Commercial Internet System (MCIS) 
Oprah     Netmeeting 
Orcas     Future version of Visual Studio (after the Visual Studio 2005 release) 
Nile     OLE-DB 
O'hare     Internet Explorer 1.00 
Plato     OLAP-Server 
Project 42     (from Lightning) .NET Common Language Runtime (CLR) 
Ren     Email client before OE 
Quartz     Direct Show 
Sideshow     Task Shelf of Longhorn (MS research) 
Slate     Microsoft Management-Console (MMC) 
Spark     Integration of Windows SharePoint Services and CMS 
Steelhead     Windows NT Routing & Remote-Access Services (RAS) 
Talisman     3D Graphic and Multimedia Architecture 
Tensor     OLE-DB Extensions for OLAP 
Touchdown     Outlook 97 
Trident     Dynamic HTML (DHTML) 
Tungsten     Microsoft Rights Management Services (RMS) 
Whisper     Speech Recognition (speech-to-text) 
Whitehorse     VS.NET 2005 Design Tool Suite 
Xenon     Xbox 360
Since he was testing the core of the OS, you are saying Microsoft just gave everyone Vista with a Windows7 label while they completely rewrite it over the next few months?
No, not at all. If you've been testing Windows 7 you well have noticed many new changes/additons.
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