Linked by Adam S on Tue 14th Oct 2008 12:30 UTC
Windows According to the official Windows Vista Blog, Microsoft has decided that, in order to keep things simple, the OS code-named "Windows 7" will officially be called "Windows 7." Sayeth the poster: "since we began development of the next version of the Windows client operating system we have been referring to it by a codename, "Windows 7." But now is a good time to announce that we've decided to officially call the next version of Windows, "Windows 7."" Of course, this introduces a major issue - if the version number of Windows 7 is, in fact, 6.1 or 6.2, as many expect, how can you call it Windows 7? And if the kernel version is updated to version 7, how many apps and drivers might fail due to poor version checking? I'm sure the upcoming PDC and WinHEC events will shed some light on this.
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RE: Nice
by segedunum on Tue 14th Oct 2008 13:13 UTC in reply to "Nice"
segedunum
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Wow, first post.

The problem is that the version number doesn't convey anything to anyone. To developers, the internal version is likely still to be 6.x and the version number of 7 means absolutely nothing to end users given the naming scheme of Windows since Windows 95. Vista was a departure again. At least Apple have stayed consistent, called Mac OS OS X, given each version a proper internal version number for people who care and given each release a nice cat name for everyone else.

Incidentally, the "7" is a nice glyph for logo making (like Apple's X)

Is it? I don't see where the progressive and logical naming scheme comes from.

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