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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RE: Only in Redmond ..
by dagw on Wed 15th Oct 2008 13:22 UTC in reply to "Only in Redmond .."
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they name Windows 6.1 "Windows 7".

Hardly "only in Redmond". Sun did a similar thing with both Java and Solaris. Slackware jumped from version 3 or 4 straight to version 7. Had this been anybody other than Microsoft no one would either care or notice.

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