Linked by Adam S on Wed 15th Oct 2008 12:02 UTC
Windows It was announced yesterday that the Microsoft OS code-named Windows 7 will be shipping as "Windows 7," exciting and surprising many. There was much question, even in our own piece, as to how Microsoft arrived at 7 for an OS likely destined to be version 6.1. Microsoft answered our question in a post called "Why 7?" on the Windows Vista Blog.
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RE[2]: Only in Redmond ..
by google_ninja on Wed 15th Oct 2008 14:00 UTC in reply to "RE: Only in Redmond .."
google_ninja
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2006-02-05

Slackware did that jump specifically because of the version inflation that all the other distros have. Pat was kind of tired of having the oldest active distro still around with by far the smallest version number.

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RE[3]: Only in Redmond ..
by dagw on Wed 15th Oct 2008 14:04 in reply to "RE[2]: Only in Redmond .."
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2005-07-06

I know why Slackware did it, that's not the point. The point is people are making it sound like Microsoft of doing something uniquely unethical and underhand in the way they're naming their new OS.

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