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Panther in Vista

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#1
After installing Vista RC1, there's a folder created in \Windows directory
called 'Panther' which has some log files and other files.
Does anybody know why this folder has been named as Panther?
Does this folder still there in Final ver. of Vista?
 

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Tom Ziegmann

#2
That is the folder where setup logs are stored.

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Windows Vista Ultimate RTM
WEI: 5.7
"vasu" <vasu@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:495995CB-2793-4C35-AAB4-75FAFBB9C2DD@microsoft.com...
> After installing Vista RC1, there's a folder created in \Windows directory
> called 'Panther' which has some log files and other files.
> Does anybody know why this folder has been named as Panther?
> Does this folder still there in Final ver. of Vista?
 

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Lang Murphy

#3
\windows\panther folder is in RTM. Looks like Windows setup stuff. Why they
named it Panther? Dunno.

Lang

"vasu" <vasu@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:495995CB-2793-4C35-AAB4-75FAFBB9C2DD@microsoft.com...
> After installing Vista RC1, there's a folder created in \Windows directory
> called 'Panther' which has some log files and other files.
> Does anybody know why this folder has been named as Panther?
> Does this folder still there in Final ver. of Vista?
 

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Robert Firth

#4
Yups. The folder was in Beta 2 and the final version (RTM). Hey, they had to
name it something...

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"Tom Ziegmann" <tziegmann@msn.com> wrote in message
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> That is the folder where setup logs are stored.
>
> --
> Tom Ziegmann
> Microsoft Certified Professional
> Microsoft Core OS TechBeta Tester
>
> Windows Vista Ultimate RTM
> WEI: 5.7
> "vasu" <vasu@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:495995CB-2793-4C35-AAB4-75FAFBB9C2DD@microsoft.com...
>> After installing Vista RC1, there's a folder created in \Windows
>> directory
>> called 'Panther' which has some log files and other files.
>> Does anybody know why this folder has been named as Panther?
>> Does this folder still there in Final ver. of Vista?

>
 

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#5
Yes Tom , but Why the unusual name ?

"Tom Ziegmann" wrote:

> That is the folder where setup logs are stored.
>
> --
> Tom Ziegmann
> Microsoft Certified Professional
> Microsoft Core OS TechBeta Tester
>
> Windows Vista Ultimate RTM
> WEI: 5.7
> "vasu" <vasu@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:495995CB-2793-4C35-AAB4-75FAFBB9C2DD@microsoft.com...
> > After installing Vista RC1, there's a folder created in \Windows directory
> > called 'Panther' which has some log files and other files.
> > Does anybody know why this folder has been named as Panther?
> > Does this folder still there in Final ver. of Vista?

>
 

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Chad Harris

#6
Re: Panther in Vista-->Panther congenital phenom wants to be Tiger

Panther is the genetics term for the birth of a mamal that wanted to be a
Tiger but did not have enough of the genetic code appropriate to become one

However, in the annals of genetics there is a convoluted history where the
tradition of steeling was upheld by both the Panther camp from MSFT and the
Tiger camp from Apple and both stole from Xerox Park and IBM.

CH

"Lang Murphy" <lang_murphy@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:CF318626-76BD-4018-BF12-9C89851880BB@microsoft.com...
> \windows\panther folder is in RTM. Looks like Windows setup stuff. Why
> they named it Panther? Dunno.
>
> Lang
>
> "vasu" <vasu@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:495995CB-2793-4C35-AAB4-75FAFBB9C2DD@microsoft.com...
>> After installing Vista RC1, there's a folder created in \Windows
>> directory
>> called 'Panther' which has some log files and other files.
>> Does anybody know why this folder has been named as Panther?
>> Does this folder still there in Final ver. of Vista?

>
 

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Chad Harris

#7
Re: Panther in Vista-mammal has 2 ms/msft has one

"Chad Harris" <FixVista'nRedmondToo@kickit.net> wrote in message
news:%23E7dHPhEHHA.4280@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
> Panther is the genetics term for the birth of a mamal that wanted to be a
> Tiger but did not have enough of the genetic code appropriate to become
> one
>
> However, in the annals of genetics there is a convoluted history where the
> tradition of steeling was upheld by both the Panther camp from MSFT and
> the Tiger camp from Apple and both stole from Xerox Park and IBM.
>
> CH
>
> "Lang Murphy" <lang_murphy@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:CF318626-76BD-4018-BF12-9C89851880BB@microsoft.com...
>> \windows\panther folder is in RTM. Looks like Windows setup stuff. Why
>> they named it Panther? Dunno.
>>
>> Lang
>>
>> "vasu" <vasu@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:495995CB-2793-4C35-AAB4-75FAFBB9C2DD@microsoft.com...
>>> After installing Vista RC1, there's a folder created in \Windows
>>> directory
>>> called 'Panther' which has some log files and other files.
>>> Does anybody know why this folder has been named as Panther?
>>> Does this folder still there in Final ver. of Vista?

>>

>
 

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Colin Barnhorst

#8
Microsoft like to use the names of places, colors, and other things that
cannot infringe on copyrights. Other than that, who knows. Ben Armstrong
of MS told me one time that they have a service running at MS that they can
pick names from for projects, etc. Who knows.

"vasu" <vasu@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Yes Tom , but Why the unusual name ?
>
> "Tom Ziegmann" wrote:
>
>> That is the folder where setup logs are stored.
>>
>> --
>> Tom Ziegmann
>> Microsoft Certified Professional
>> Microsoft Core OS TechBeta Tester
>>
>> Windows Vista Ultimate RTM
>> WEI: 5.7
>> "vasu" <vasu@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:495995CB-2793-4C35-AAB4-75FAFBB9C2DD@microsoft.com...
>> > After installing Vista RC1, there's a folder created in \Windows
>> > directory
>> > called 'Panther' which has some log files and other files.
>> > Does anybody know why this folder has been named as Panther?
>> > Does this folder still there in Final ver. of Vista?

>>
 

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Synapse Syndrome

#9
"Colin Barnhorst" <colinbarharst(remove)@msn.com> wrote in message
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> Microsoft like to use the names of places, colors, and other things that
> cannot infringe on copyrights. Other than that, who knows. Ben Armstrong
> of MS told me one time that they have a service running at MS that they
> can pick names from for projects, etc. Who knows.


????

Is everybody missing the point that Mac OSX 10.3 is called Panther? I think
it was a bit of tongue-in-cheek at Redmond.

ss.
 

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Colin Barnhorst

#10
No, no one is missing the point. When I asked in a TechBeta chat about the
name some time ago we were told that the usage predates OS/X Panther. It
may not even be new to Vista.

"Synapse Syndrome" <synapse@NOSPAMgomez404.elitemail.org> wrote in message
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> "Colin Barnhorst" <colinbarharst(remove)@msn.com> wrote in message
> news:uvxRQdjEHHA.4112@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
>> Microsoft like to use the names of places, colors, and other things that
>> cannot infringe on copyrights. Other than that, who knows. Ben
>> Armstrong of MS told me one time that they have a service running at MS
>> that they can pick names from for projects, etc. Who knows.

>
> ????
>
> Is everybody missing the point that Mac OSX 10.3 is called Panther? I
> think it was a bit of tongue-in-cheek at Redmond.
>
> ss.
 

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V
#11
No, i don't think that it has anything to do with OS X at all.



"Synapse Syndrome" wrote:

>
> ????
>
> Is everybody missing the point that Mac OSX 10.3 is called Panther? I think
> it was a bit of tongue-in-cheek at Redmond.
>
> ss.
>
>
 

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#12
"Colin Barnhorst" <colinbarharst(remove)@msn.com> wrote in message
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> Microsoft like to use the names of places, colors, and other things that
> cannot infringe on copyrights. Other than that, who knows. Ben Armstrong
> of MS told me one time that they have a service running at MS that they
> can pick names from for projects, etc. Who knows.


Along these lines, why does an XP install leave an empty folder called xerox
in Program Files? It contains another empty folder called nwwia.

I've always wondered about that.

Mike
 

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Colin Barnhorst

#13
It is a hard-coded folder like My Pictures and such. One of those that
keeps coming back when you delete it. It is provided for Xerox scanners. I
don't know the background beyond that.

"Mike" <no@where.man> wrote in message
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> "Colin Barnhorst" <colinbarharst(remove)@msn.com> wrote in message
> news:uvxRQdjEHHA.4112@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
>> Microsoft like to use the names of places, colors, and other things that
>> cannot infringe on copyrights. Other than that, who knows. Ben
>> Armstrong of MS told me one time that they have a service running at MS
>> that they can pick names from for projects, etc. Who knows.

>
> Along these lines, why does an XP install leave an empty folder called
> xerox in Program Files? It contains another empty folder called nwwia.
>
> I've always wondered about that.
>
> Mike
>
 

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Synapse Syndrome

#14
"Colin Barnhorst" <colinbarharst(remove)@msn.com> wrote in message
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> It is a hard-coded folder like My Pictures and such. One of those that
> keeps coming back when you delete it. It is provided for Xerox scanners.
> I don't know the background beyond that.



I think the XP Fax and Picture Viewer used soem Xerox code or something
IIRC, but I may be remembering wrong..

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Colin Barnhorst

#15
Yes, it was due to something like that.

"Synapse Syndrome" <synapse@NOSPAMgomez404.elitemail.org> wrote in message
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> "Colin Barnhorst" <colinbarharst(remove)@msn.com> wrote in message
> news:%23IEJOcmEHHA.4620@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>> It is a hard-coded folder like My Pictures and such. One of those that
>> keeps coming back when you delete it. It is provided for Xerox scanners.
>> I don't know the background beyond that.

>
>
> I think the XP Fax and Picture Viewer used soem Xerox code or something
> IIRC, but I may be remembering wrong..
>
> ss.
 

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Lang Murphy

#16
Re: Panther in Vista-->Panther congenital phenom wants to be Tiger

Chad,

Heh, heh, heh... maybe they should have called it "Pantha"...

Lang

"Chad Harris" <FixVista'nRedmondToo@kickit.net> wrote in message
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> Panther is the genetics term for the birth of a mamal that wanted to be a
> Tiger but did not have enough of the genetic code appropriate to become
> one
>
> However, in the annals of genetics there is a convoluted history where the
> tradition of steeling was upheld by both the Panther camp from MSFT and
> the Tiger camp from Apple and both stole from Xerox Park and IBM.
>
> CH
>
> "Lang Murphy" <lang_murphy@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:CF318626-76BD-4018-BF12-9C89851880BB@microsoft.com...
>> \windows\panther folder is in RTM. Looks like Windows setup stuff. Why
>> they named it Panther? Dunno.
>>
>> Lang
>>
>> "vasu" <vasu@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:495995CB-2793-4C35-AAB4-75FAFBB9C2DD@microsoft.com...
>>> After installing Vista RC1, there's a folder created in \Windows
>>> directory
>>> called 'Panther' which has some log files and other files.
>>> Does anybody know why this folder has been named as Panther?
>>> Does this folder still there in Final ver. of Vista?

>>

>
 

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