Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 24th Feb 2013 12:33 UTC
Windows "The public preview, first reported by win8china, will launch within the next few months, allowing existing Windows 8 users to test and provide feedback before Microsoft readies the final version of Windows Blue. We understand that Microsoft is aiming to only have one preview release for Blue. Features are still being prepared for Blue, but one of the biggest changes is an improvement to the search charm functionality." Whatever. Windows Blue needs to address two things: application loading times and in-application performance, and the Mail application. Everything else is fluff.
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RE[3]: Comment by Stephen!
by phoenix on Tue 26th Feb 2013 00:06 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Stephen!"
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Windows NT 6.2. Although the version numbering started at 3.1 to coincide with Windows 3.1.

Windows NT 3.1
Windows NT 3.5
Windows NT 4.0
Windows 2000 aka NT 5.0
Windows XP aka NT 5.1
* Windows XP 64-bit (Server 2003 with XP GUI) aka NT 5.2
Windows Vista aka NT 6.0
Windows 7 aka NT 6.1
Windows 8 aka NT 6.2

* This one is usually not mentioned as part of the client OS versioning, as it wasn't really a client OS. Just a client GUI over the server OS kernel.

The non-NT kernels had their own version numbers, along with the version of MS-DOS they ran on.

And, if you count the client kernel releases, you see why kernel version 6.1 is known as "Windows 7". ;)

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