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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just to clerify what you said, for those who don't know about the kernel numbering in windows. if you have ever been into safe mode you will notice up at the top of xp it says 5.1 and vista it says 6.0

that is because these are the version numbers behind windows. though i thought windows 7 was actualu going to be 6.1. much like xp was 5.1 to windows 2000's 5.0.

Edited 2008-10-14 16:05 UTC

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