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News Microsoft to call Windows 7, Windows 7

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 14 Oct 2008.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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  2. Deadwolf

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    Should got great with your "I7" Cores from Intel don't you think? Nice PR Choice
     
  3. Ninja_182

    Ninja_182 Enginerd!

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    Woo yeah for using version numbers for the version! XP and Vista were stupid names, especially Vista. Saves them the time and effort coming up with something equally stupid sounding.

    Still makes more sense than the naming of NT4 :p
     
  4. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    W(I7)7
    WILL!
     
  5. Cupboard

    Cupboard I'm not a modder.

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    OK fine.
    Firstly, what is "aspirational" about XP or Vista and secondly, is this them admitting Vista was a bit of a flop?
     
  6. Tim S

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    1) Not a lot
    2) heh, mebbe :)
     
  7. esdubu

    esdubu New Member

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    Isn't this version 9?

    Windows 3.11
    Windows 95 = 4
    Windows 98 = 5
    Windows 2000 = 6
    Windows XP = 7
    Windows Vista = 8
     
  8. quack

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    No, as Microsoft work by build numbers.

    95 = 4.0
    98 = 4.1
    ME = 4.9
    2000 = 5.0
    XP = 5.1
    2003 = 5.2
    Vista/2008 = 6
    7 = 7
     
  9. rhuitron

    rhuitron Bump? What Bump?

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    ^^ Have you all forgoten ME?
    Or was that on purpose? ;-)
     
  10. quack

    quack New Member

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    Er, yeah... ME was 4.9. Added above.
     
  11. Nexxo

    Nexxo Queue Jumper

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    ME was just a re-issue of 98, used to fund the marketing for XP. :p
     
  12. mclean007

    mclean007 Officious Bystander

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    I thought it went NT4 (v4) -> 2000 (v5) -> XP (v5.1)... as W2K was version 5 of the NT code base, not the Win 95 code base??
     
  13. Tim S

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    mclean007 - Windows 2000 was the first NT-based OS for consumers and, yes, it was v5.0 of that code base.
     
  14. Apocalypso

    Apocalypso Fully armed and operational.

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    The last version of Blackcomb/Vienna/Windows 7 released was Milestone 3, Build 6.1.6780 and Build 6.1.6801 so shouldn't they be calling it Windows 6 by that rule?
     
  15. B3CK

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    I just hope that MS doesn't pass the cost of their R&D of what to call the next version of windows on to the consumers.
     
  16. <A88>

    <A88> Trust the Computer

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    No, because it's an unfinished version so it's in between Vista and the final release of 7.
     
  17. mclean007

    mclean007 Officious Bystander

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    I thought that's what I said!?
     
  18. dyzophoria

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    though many don't agree with M$, i think its a nice change they are just keeping it simple now, Windows 7, so that would make sp1 windows 7.1? that should be simple enough if that implies it all :)
     
  19. UrbanMarine

    UrbanMarine Government Prostitute

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    Vista was more of a filler OS just like Window ME was before XP released. M$ even said that Vista wasn't ment to be XPs replacement.
     
  20. steelblade

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    Ive read it else where at some point ages ago... but do we have a predicted date for windows 7? or is it still a ways off.
     
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