Linked by Adam S on Wed 15th Oct 2008 12:02 UTC
Windows It was announced yesterday that the Microsoft OS code-named Windows 7 will be shipping as "Windows 7," exciting and surprising many. There was much question, even in our own piece, as to how Microsoft arrived at 7 for an OS likely destined to be version 6.1. Microsoft answered our question in a post called "Why 7?" on the Windows Vista Blog.
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Comment by prymitive
by prymitive on Wed 15th Oct 2008 12:36 UTC
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Windows 2000 code was 5.0 and then we shipped Windows XP as 5.1, even though it was a major release we didn't' want to change code version numbers to maximize application compatibility.

Since when You tweak app compatibility by changing version numbers? Don't You do keep them compatible by keeping API stable anymore?

Edited 2008-10-15 12:36 UTC

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