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[5]: Nice
by Valhalla on Tue 14th Oct 2008 18:01 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Nice"
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Well I do enjoy reading the blog, mainly due to me being interested in OS development. But the name announcement is pretty much the least interesting blog entry for me so far and while it's certainly news I fail to see why it would be the cause of any excitement. I mean, what's in a name? That which we call Vista, by any other name would smell just as bad.

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