Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 22nd Oct 2007 13:48 UTC
Windows Earlier today, OSNews ran a story on a presentation held by Microsoft's Eric Traut, the man responsible for the 200 or so kernel and virtualisation engineers working at the company. Eric Traut is also the man who wrote the binary translation engine for in the earlier PowerPC versions of VirtualPC (interestingly, this engine is now used to run XBox 1 [x86] games on the XBox 360 [PowerPC]) - in other words, he knows what he is talking about when it comes to kernel engineering and virtualisation. His presentation was a very interesting thing to watch, and it offered a little bit more insight into Windows 7, the codename for the successor to Windows Vista, planned for 2010.
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RE: versioning
by jrronimo on Mon 22nd Oct 2007 18:28 UTC in reply to "versioning"
jrronimo
Member since:
2006-02-28

Nope, Windows 7. It's Microsoft's internal versioning scheme:

Windows 3.1 = Windows 3
Windows NT = Windows 4
Windows 2000 = Windows 5
Windows XP = Windows 5.1
Windows Vista = Windows 6

So the next Windows is 7.

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RE[2]: versioning
by raver31 on Tue 23rd Oct 2007 08:17 in reply to "RE: versioning"
raver31 Member since:
2005-07-06

Windows 3.1 = Windows 3
Windows NT = Windows 4
Windows 2000 = Windows 5
Windows XP = Windows 5.1
Windows Vista = Windows 6


You forgot

Windows 1 = Windows 1
Windows 2 = Windows 2
Windows 286 = Windows 3
Windows 3.0 = Windows 4

Renumbering your list, we get

Windows 3.1 = Windows 5
Windows NT = Windows 6
Windows 95 = Windows 7 (You forgot that one)
Windows 2000 = Windows 8
Windows XP = Windows 9
Windows Vista = Windows 10

So in reality, any new version should be called Windows 11

Edited 2007-10-23 08:17

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RE[3]: versioning
by Hurtta on Tue 23rd Oct 2007 09:04 in reply to "RE[2]: versioning"
Hurtta Member since:
2006-04-16

Not taking any stand on whether your numbering is correct or not. The web is already full of posts about kernel of coming windows 7. Everyone will always call it windows 7 even though it could be anything else. That's just the way world goes, try to adjust ;)

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RE[3]: versioning
by Flatland_Spider on Tue 23rd Oct 2007 14:29 in reply to "RE[2]: versioning"
Flatland_Spider Member since:
2006-09-01

So in reality, any new version should be called Windows 11


No, in reality it should be called Windows 4 since this would be the fourth version of the NT kernel if MS had done a proper 1.0 release instead of syncing it with the current Windows version. Windows 1-3.11, 95-98, and Me don't factor into the count as they were built on DOS.

This is the say way that Mac OS X.4 is really NextStep 5.4 and not Mac OS 10.

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RE[2]: versioning
by Constantine XVI on Tue 23rd Oct 2007 12:25 in reply to "RE: versioning"
Constantine XVI Member since:
2006-11-02

Close, but not quite:

Win1.01-.04
Win2.0-.03, Win2.1-.11
Win3.0, Win3.1, Win3.11
WinNT3.1, WinNT3.5, WinNT3.5.1 (first non-DOS based Windows)
Win95(4), Win98(4.10), WinME(4.90) (end of DOS-based line)
WinNT4
Win2K(5.0), WinXP(5.1), WinServer2003(5.2)
WinVista(6)
Windows 7 (in development)

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