Linked by Adam S on Tue 14th Oct 2008 12:30 UTC
Windows According to the official Windows Vista Blog, Microsoft has decided that, in order to keep things simple, the OS code-named "Windows 7" will officially be called "Windows 7." Sayeth the poster: "since we began development of the next version of the Windows client operating system we have been referring to it by a codename, "Windows 7." But now is a good time to announce that we've decided to officially call the next version of Windows, "Windows 7."" Of course, this introduces a major issue - if the version number of Windows 7 is, in fact, 6.1 or 6.2, as many expect, how can you call it Windows 7? And if the kernel version is updated to version 7, how many apps and drivers might fail due to poor version checking? I'm sure the upcoming PDC and WinHEC events will shed some light on this.
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GREAT NEWS!!!
by agrouf on Tue 14th Oct 2008 13:34 UTC
agrouf
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2006-11-17

I was wondering how they would call it. I couldn't sleep until now. So they decided they will call it 'Windows 7' ... Wow! What a BIG event! They must have been very busy for a long time working on that name! We have reached a huge milestone here, haven't we? After the release of Mandriva 2009, python 2.6, linux kernel 2.6.27 and OpenOffice 3.0, OSNews covers the name of Windows 7! What exciting times! "Windows 7", that sounds like the future is here! Do we know the name of the next Notepad? I can't wait to know its name, this is so important to me! I can't use it if they don't call it notepad 7. I really want to know... please!

Edited 2008-10-14 13:38 UTC

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RE: GREAT NEWS!!!
by sbergman27 on Tue 14th Oct 2008 13:44 in reply to "GREAT NEWS!!!"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

So they decided they will call it 'Windows 7' ... Wow! What a BIG event!

"Hindenburg", "Titanic", and "Amelia Earhart Edition" were all previously trademarked. And "Mary Celeste" was rejected by marketing due to its Dalek association.

Edited 2008-10-14 13:44 UTC

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RE[2]: GREAT NEWS!!!
by segedunum on Tue 14th Oct 2008 14:06 in reply to "RE: GREAT NEWS!!!"
segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

Unfortunately, I can't moderate that as funny, but funny it certainly is.

Windows 666? They could have fire in the shape of three 6s.

Edited 2008-10-14 14:11 UTC

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RE[2]: GREAT NEWS!!!
by ronaldst on Tue 14th Oct 2008 14:26 in reply to "RE: GREAT NEWS!!!"
ronaldst Member since:
2005-06-29

Steve, if you are going to troll, at least try to make it less obvious.

And I believe that this article is about a new Windows name?

;)

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RE: GREAT NEWS!!!
by wannabe geek on Tue 14th Oct 2008 15:13 in reply to "GREAT NEWS!!!"
wannabe geek Member since:
2006-09-27

Do we know the name of the next Notepad? I can't wait to know its name, this is so important to me! I can't use it if they don't call it notepad 7. I really want to know... please!


http://sourceforge.net/projects/notepaddotnet/

;)

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RE: GREAT NEWS!!!
by shapeshifter on Tue 14th Oct 2008 19:33 in reply to "GREAT NEWS!!!"
shapeshifter Member since:
2006-09-19

I was wondering how they would call it. I couldn't sleep until now. So they decided they will call it 'Windows 7' ... Wow! What a BIG event! They must have been very busy for a long time working on that name! We have reached a huge milestone here, haven't we? After the release of Mandriva 2009, python 2.6, linux kernel 2.6.27 and OpenOffice 3.0, OSNews covers the name of Windows 7! What exciting times! "Windows 7", that sounds like the future is here! Do we know the name of the next Notepad? I can't wait to know its name, this is so important to me! I can't use it if they don't call it notepad 7. I really want to know... please!


it'll be called Notepad NT, ("new technology" for those that just came in) because it'll support text files longer than 64Kb.

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