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#1 dave.raf

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Posted 06 March 2008 - 11:27 PM

known as windows 7?

There appears to be more than seven windows releases!

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Posted 07 March 2008 - 09:38 AM

I don't know. Im going to venture a guess that "7" was thier lucky number. Thier seventh Operating System was Windows XP if I am not mistaken.


Because Vista chrashed and burned I think they are trying to build Windows 7 off of XP to HOPEFULLY get something good =/


Or becuase 7 is kool :thumbsup:
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Posted 07 March 2008 - 10:58 AM

Maybe they just count differently, or more likely, they can't count... :thumbsup:
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Posted 07 March 2008 - 03:30 PM

It's sorta a codename. Vista was 6, XP was 5, then yea we know what was 4, 3, and 2 lol

It's other codename is Vienna. They're based on place names methinks like uhmm was Vista Blackhorn? Something odd like that.
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Posted 08 March 2008 - 10:13 AM

Longhorn was the codename - but it applies to much more than just Vista.

There were great arguments in the "old days" about the numbering of Windows editions (and their relationship to DOS editions).

Here's a bunch of links to help (or further confuse) the issue:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_Windows_versions
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Micro...indows_versions
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Micro...tware_codenames
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Posted 08 March 2008 - 12:16 PM

Ah yea, that was it.
I have a very bad memory!

I suppose we'll never really know anything until it's published. MS always confuse us.
I watched a short video clip about it too. Even the guy talking kept saying different things.
I don't think they know themselves! :thumbsup:
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Posted 12 March 2008 - 03:52 PM

Perhaps they expect to spend 7 years working on it?

Apparently, they're building a new kernel from the ground up, something called "minwin". Stripping out all the excess code, really slimming things down to the bare metal.

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Posted 13 March 2008 - 11:19 PM

I have the real answer!

Way back near the dawn of time, there was Windows 1.0. No one used it so they made 2.0. No one used that so they made Windows 3.0(then 3.1 and 3.11). People sort of liked it so they rewrote Windows from the ground up producing Windows 3.5, the first version based on the NT kernel. What followed was Windows NT 4.0 (even though it was only the second NT built). After that came Windows NT 5 (AKA Windows 2000) then Windows NT 5.1 (AKA Windows XP) and finally Windows NT 6 (AKA Vista). Thus, Windows 7 is more accurately called Windows NT 7. They don't even count the whole 9x series.

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 11:04 AM

I sorta already said that.. lol!
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Posted 14 March 2008 - 02:47 PM

It's a release version I think. When you start command prompt, it tells you vista is version 6.0.0.6.0.0 or something like that. So Windows 7 (Milestone is the codename at the moment) is just the 7th release version.

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