Saturday, June 7, 2008


I decided to do a little research into the "Omega-13" moniker for the Reset builds (the Reset was when Longhorn development was restarted and based upon Windows Server 2003 SP1, culminating in Windows Vista). From what I can find, it looks like it's from "Galaxy Quest". 

Information below taken from "".

"The film Galaxy Quest employs an "Omega-13 device", which is initially under status: everyone agrees on its importance, but no information is present on its function. A fan of the Galaxy Quest series reveals to the captain that they believe the device is used for time travel. The captain activates Omega-13, prompted by that exchange, in a dire situation as a last ditch effort to stop a murderer who snuck onto the ship. The Omega-13 is revealed as a reset button which sends time backwards by exactly 13 seconds."

(Emphasis mine) So there you have it, Omega-13, the Reset Button. Rather simple and geeky reference =)