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How come Windows 7?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by wolfworx, Apr 9, 2008.

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  1. wolfworx

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    How does Microsoft count Windows versions to get to windows 7?

    Win 95 = Windows 4
    Win 98 = Windows 5
    Win ME = Windows 6

    that makes Win XP windows 7.

    Well how about this?

    Win 95 = Windows 4.0
    Win 98 = Windows 4.1
    Win ME = Windows 4.2
    Win XP = windows 5.0
    Vista = Windows 6.0

    But then where does Windows 2000 go in the master numbering plan?:rolleyes:
     
  2. DoubleHelix

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    Windows 2000 = Windows 5.0
    Windows XP = Windows 5.1
     
  3. Elvandil

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    Vista = 6.0
    Vista SP1 = 6.00.6001
     
  4. Old Rich

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    Maybe 7 just sounded like a good name?
     
  5. Elvandil

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    I don't imagine that that will be the final name any more than "Longhorn" stuck. How about "Windows Salvation"?
     
  6. Old Rich

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    I like the ring of "Windows simpswr" . . . kinda rolls off the tounge
     
  7. Elvandil

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    "Windows Redemption", maybe, for some. But my Vista works fine, I'm happy with it, and as far as I can tell, the whole hate-Vista movement is mass hysteria with many people joining in the chorus without even having tried it. Ah, the internet! Wonderful how fast things spread, even if untrue.
     
  8. guitar

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    remember 3.1
     
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    How about 2.8?

    Also NT 3.1 and NT 4.0 has been left off the list!
     
  11. Elvandil

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    I think we're talking just the NT family. Best to forget the 9x kernel to avoid nightmares.
     
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