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 wakeupneo on Tue 14th Oct 2008 16:25 UTC in reply to "*YAWN*"
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No, you're not alone. Waaaaay back ...I once downloaded a beta of what would become Windows98 - Memphis....over a dialup connection! It took 5 days with the connection being dropped deliberately by my ISP every 2 hours. Oh, the thrill of loading that up on my 486 laptop with 8mb of RAM. Sure, it ran like a pig with chronic arthritis...but it was 'state-of-the-art' baby! ;)

I've been using various flavours of Linux as my primary OS for going on 6 years now and rarely give Windows a second glance. That's not to say they don't do some good stuff...I'm just not a member of their target market anymore.

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