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 lemur2 on Wed 15th Oct 2008 01:49 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Nice"
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"You can have a go at Apple about lots of things but their OS X cat naming scheme is brilliant.
My big problem with the car scheme and its usage is you cannot tell which order they come in. Is Leopard newer or older than Jaguar? No way to tell and as a non fan boy casual OS X user I cannot remember. "

These guys:

... only got it right after their fourth try. For their first two releases, you have to go by the numbering rather than the alphabetic order.

You wouldn't think it would be that hard, would you?

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