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: Comment by Luminair
by Nelson on Wed 15th Oct 2008 20:19 UTC in reply to "Comment by Luminair"
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What a ridiculous statement.

Since when does features (of which the scope you have absolutely no idea) have any bearing on the name of a release?

Windows 7 is indeed Windows Vista + 1, that's undeniable in that it is the direct successor to it.

Windows 6.1 is being used for compatibility reasons (much like how Windows XP was 5.1).

Does that mean that XP was not a monumental step up from the non-NT predecessors? No. It just means that they decided to preserve a major revision number.

It's amazing there are so many articles over something so trivial. Accept it and move on.

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