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 Luminair
by Luminair on Wed 15th Oct 2008 15:48 UTC
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The explanation is pathetic. Says a lot that it is all they could come up with.

The Windows 7 name exists to distance it from Vista as much as possible. Grabbing into the coat tails of the now-trendy mac os numeral scheme is just a bonus.

Windows 7 is a small change rather than a big one, just like XP was, and just like its kernel version suggestions.

It may go down as the biggest red herring in software marketing history. We will see...

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