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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by bornagainenguin on Tue 14th Oct 2008 14:21 UTC
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Am I the only one whose lost nearly all enthusiasm for new Microsoft releases these days?

I used to at least follow stuff when XP was still known as Whistler and actually liked the Watercolours theme back in the earlier betas.

I even followed Vista quite a bit back when it was still known as Longhorn and found myself entranced by the various screenshots and videos of the Operating System, despite my decision to start moving to Linux at the earliest possibility.

Having used Vista quite a bit at the store and while working on people's computers and having verified for myself just how broken the OS is I simply can't seem to get excited about Windows 7 the way I used to about earlier Microsoft releases.

Is anyone else feeling this way? Did you used to be all geeked out about the newest and latest features in Windows (stuff like .Net, WinFS, Monad) and now just can't force the same kind of enthusiam you once had?


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