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News Microsoft to call Windows 7, Windows 7

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

  1. MajestiX

    MajestiX What's a Dremel?

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    they ran out of names or bill isn't there to make up names so they panic and called it 7

    people didn't switch to vista because it was totally different and uncomfortable, windows 7 looks like vista so people won't be bothered moving. Let's confuse to consumers more.

    so will this version have the advance settings all locked down with more pop-ups every time i do something because double clicking anything is a risk to my computer? Like honestly why did it even say it when i'm installing Microsoft products confuses the hell out of me.
     
  2. dr-strangelove

    dr-strangelove What's a Dremel?

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    Shouldn't it say 'but THEN I'm a bit of a sucker for version numbers'?
     
  3. bahgger

    bahgger Minimodder

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    Windows 7 vs. OS 11! Go!
     
  4. quack

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    Ah yes... good point. I had forgotten it should've been NT kernels. D'oh!

    And so far Windows 7 is not on a version 7 kernel, but actually 6.1... oh well. When I had it as 7 the name made more sense. Maybe the kernel number will change before RTM?

    Revised list:

    NT4 = 4.0
    2000 = 5.0
    XP = 5.1
    2003 = 5.2
    Vista/2008 = 6
    7 = 6.1
     
  5. quack

    quack Minimodder

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    New blog posting: http://windowsvistablog.com/blogs/windowsvista/archive/2008/10/14/why-7.aspx

     
  6. Xir

    Xir Modder

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    Can someone tell a non native speaker what "aspirational" means...doesn't turn up in my dictionary.


    "we are absolutely committed to making sure application compatibility is optimized for our customers."

    Hey Boss, people are having massive compatibility problems with vista.
    Who cares?
    They're not buying it.
    ...ummmm, then I know just the slogan for our next build!

    Well that's something new...what genius came up with that one?
     
  7. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    fargo What's a Dremel?

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    why don't they call win 7 vista se (second edition) because that is what it will be !!! what a shame
     
  9. Xir

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    Thx!
     
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