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[3]: Drivers
by leech on Tue 14th Oct 2008 20:10 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Drivers"
leech
Member since:
2006-01-10

You don't have to do that. You can backport drivers, in case you didn't know. Not to mention that all you need are the kernel headers.

I installed the newest e1000e driver off of the sourceforge page when the whole fiasco of that happened with the .26 / .27 kernels and it worked flawlessly.

So this whole "Having to upgrade the whole distribution" is plain poo.

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RE[4]: Drivers
by sbergman27 on Tue 14th Oct 2008 20:14 in reply to "RE[3]: Drivers"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

You don't have to do that. You can backport drivers, in case you didn't know. Not to mention that all you need are the kernel headers.

Explain that to mom. World Domination will remain forever out of reach if your attitude prevails.

Edited 2008-10-14 20:16 UTC

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