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Why is Windows called 'Windows'?
I know it was one of the first GUI's but surly this isn't it.
Was Bill Gates ever a double glazing salesman ;)?
But hey, it's great if you are an uncreative person: You don't have to invent any new words that way! ;)
Bill Gates wanted to be immortal by giving his name to the new product.
However he was afraid that it will affect acceptance and sales of the new product and was a little shy as well to call the product the by his name "Gates". But he could not resist the temptation and thought of naming it "Doors" - a door is not very different from a gate functionally. But he thought that the resemblence was too obvious and he would be exposed in no time. So instead of Doors he chose "Windows" and he was not exposed till today until I write this!
btw, i found this one one site.