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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Comment by CharAznable
by CharAznable on Tue 14th Oct 2008 14:03 UTC
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At least they got the name right.

7 is a nice number. As a name, it's simple and to the point. It's the 7th Windows.

I still don't know WTF "Vista" is supposed to convey. "Longhorn" was a way cooler name. Microsoft code names are always way better than the real name.

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