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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RE: Nice
by stone on Tue 14th Oct 2008 14:09 UTC in reply to "Nice"
stone
Member since:
2005-07-06

its NOT a good name, for the simple reason that it isnt windows7 - its windows6.1.

vista is windows6. this version is an incremental upgrade to vista just like xp was an incremental update to windows2000. and just like xp is windows5.1 this version should be named windows6.1

calling it windows7 is the worst possible name as its entirely misleading on several levels.

/stone

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RE[2]: Nice
by REM2000 on Tue 14th Oct 2008 15:48 in reply to "RE: Nice"
REM2000 Member since:
2006-07-25

the internal number scheme does affect the fact that this is the seventh version of windows to be released.

I too think this is a good name, i never liked the XP or Vista mokia. It'll be nice if they could get into the logical apple method of numbering, i.e. SP1 could be 7.1, etc..

Im just glad they didn't use the year method as before, a la windows 2000. As this is well and truly in the windows server arena, Windows 2008, Exchange 2007 etc..

Edited 2008-10-14 15:49 UTC

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RE[2]: Nice
by dagw on Tue 14th Oct 2008 15:54 in reply to "RE: Nice"
dagw Member since:
2005-07-06

calling it windows7 is the worst possible name as its entirely misleading on several levels.

It worked out OK for Java 2 Solaris 7. Only the nerdiest of computer nerds will even care that the new numbering system is 'wrong'. 99.95% of their target audience won't care in the slightest about internal numbering or how "misleading" it is.

If you really think that Windows 7 "is the worst possible name" that they could come up with then you really need to get out more.

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