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    News - Microsoft gives Windows 7 a name...

    So much for the suggestion that codenames don't tend to stick. Microsoft has confirmed that Windows 7 will be called precisely that.
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    Re: News - Microsoft gives Windows 7 a name...

    It is a good name.

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    Re: News - Microsoft gives Windows 7 a name...

    Vista mkII would have sent out the wrong message I guess

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    Re: News - Microsoft gives Windows 7 a name...

    Hopefully the time/money saved in naming the product can go into making it better!

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    Re: News - Microsoft gives Windows 7 a name...

    Quote Originally Posted by CountStex View Post
    Hopefully the time/money saved in naming the product can go into making it better!
    Just because they picked 7, dosen't for a second mean that there wasn't lots of time and money spent.
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    Re: News - Microsoft gives Windows 7 a name...

    Quote Originally Posted by TheAnimus View Post
    Just because they picked 7, doesn't for a second mean that there wasn't lots of time and money spent.
    Sadly that is so true....

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    Re: News - Microsoft gives Windows 7 a name...

    there's lots of research to be done, even with simple numbers

    Windows 8 will be a massive hit in asia, for example. Windows 4 would have had the reverse

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    Re: News - Microsoft gives Windows 7 a name...

    I'm happy they keeping the 7, I think the numbering scheme was the best and always thought the change to XP (I know it was a joint thing with AMD for their Athlon XPs) and then Vista was a bit crappy, and giving it a year was good but a bit misleading at times. (How many versions of 95 wer there? and 98se, what year was that lol).
    Windows 7 just sounds right, its simple and effective.
    But CountStex is right, just because its simple and they haven't changed anything, there will have been alot of money spent on research and marketing to simply decide to leave it as Windows 7.
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    Re: News - Microsoft gives Windows 7 a name...

    how much does anyone want to bet that this OS goes tits-up aswell?
    and you'll need some kind of 16x Core CPU and 32GB of RAM to run the thing..

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    Re: News - Microsoft gives Windows 7 a name...

    Why not skip a few versions, and call it Windows OS X ?

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    Re: News - Microsoft gives Windows 7 a name...

    Quote Originally Posted by matty-hodgson View Post
    how much does anyone want to bet that this OS goes tits-up aswell?
    and you'll need some kind of 16x Core CPU and 32GB of RAM to run the thing..
    As well as what?

    The last OS that you could consider going "tits up" for Microsoft was Windows ME.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    As well as what?

    The last OS that you could consider going "tits up" for Microsoft was Windows ME.
    Windows Vista..
    it's nearly 2 years old now, and it still can barely run 'well' on many machines..
    there's still a hell of a lot of driver issues and even more driver issues if you have a 64bit version.

    it's absolutely pathetic

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    Re: News - Microsoft gives Windows 7 a name...

    Quote Originally Posted by matty-hodgson View Post
    Windows Vista..
    it's nearly 2 years old now, and it still can barely run 'well' on many machines..
    there's still a hell of a lot of driver issues and even more driver issues if you have a 64bit version.

    it's absolutely pathetic
    Oh, so it's Microsofts fault that 3rd party's haven't written perfect drivers?
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    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    Oh, so it's Microsofts fault that 3rd party's haven't written perfect drivers?
    in the case of my webcam it is..
    i have a Microsoft Livecam VX-1000 and it doesn't work on Vista 64 bit, even though they claim it will..

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    Re: News - Microsoft gives Windows 7 a name...

    lucky number windows 7, wooo hooo.

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    Re: News - Microsoft gives Windows 7 a name...

    Quote Originally Posted by matty-hodgson View Post
    how much does anyone want to bet that this OS goes tits-up aswell?
    and you'll need some kind of 16x Core CPU and 32GB of RAM to run the thing..
    Or.. you could actually read up on the thing and discover it'll probably run better than Vista does...

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