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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by Angel Blue01 on Wed 15th Oct 2008 23:44 UTC
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This is so stupid.

So XP was a major release but it didn't need a major version increment?!

This is why I didn't then and don't now consider XP to be a major NT release, just an "improved" (and more bloated) successor to 2000.

I was surprised that they were jumping from 6.0 to what should be "7.0" but then they jumped from NT 4.0 to 5.0 so why not, but at least the name reflected that "Windows NT 5.0 Workstation/Server".

Just call it Windows 2010!

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