Microsoft is used to having governments get upset over its products. But usually it's not the name they are complaining about.
ZDNet blogger Mary Jo Foley spotted a local story from Fiji saying the island nation's government was unhappy to learn there was a version of Windows called Fiji. Microsoft reportedly sent a letter to the government stating that Fiji was just the code name for the product.
Foley rightly zeroes in on the more important issue--in trying to pacify the Fijians, Microsoft reportedly said more than it ever has about the product, which is a near-term update to Windows Media Center.
The Fiji paper says that Windows Client Business Group manager Ben Green said that Fiji was a product "designed to add new television standards support, enhance the user interface and set-up experience, and add interactive TV features to Windows Media (Center)."
It was one of several great stories Monday from ZDNet blogger Mary Jo Foley, who also had the scoop on J Allard being named a chief technology officer at Microsoft as well as the "chief experience officer" for the company's entertainment and devices unit.