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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Comment by CharAznable
by CharAznable on Tue 14th Oct 2008 14:03 UTC
CharAznable
Member since:
2005-07-06

At least they got the name right.

7 is a nice number. As a name, it's simple and to the point. It's the 7th Windows.

I still don't know WTF "Vista" is supposed to convey. "Longhorn" was a way cooler name. Microsoft code names are always way better than the real name.

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RE: Comment by CharAznable
by PlatformAgnostic on Tue 14th Oct 2008 14:25 in reply to "Comment by CharAznable"
PlatformAgnostic Member since:
2006-01-02

I never really liked "Longhorn" because it doesn't sound particularly high-tech and the internal logos looked like a sign of bovine extinction rather than a new and exciting product.

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RE[2]: Comment by CharAznable
by sbergman27 on Tue 14th Oct 2008 14:45 in reply to "RE: Comment by CharAznable"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

...the internal logos looked like a sign of bovine extinction rather than a new and exciting product.

Well... I didn't criticize. Because it doesn't get much worse than this:

http://labor-liber.org/images/gnu-head.jpg

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RE: Comment by CharAznable
by irbis on Tue 14th Oct 2008 20:07 in reply to "Comment by CharAznable"
irbis Member since:
2005-07-08

"Longhorn" was a way cooler name.

Maybe they could learn from Ubuntu's animal naming scheme..? If Longhorn = Vista, the improved (fixed?) Longhorn could be named something like Windows Livable Longhorn edition? ;)

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