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    News - Microsoft clarifies Windows 7 name, but is it technically accurate?

    Windows 7 seemed a logical name for Microsoft's forthcoming successor to Windows Vista, but it isn't quite as simple as it seems.
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    Re: News - Microsoft clarifies Windows 7 name, but is it technically accurate?

    if it was "windows 7.x" you may have had a point... "windows 7" does not match up to the old naming convention though and therefore this is a non-starter
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    Re: News - Microsoft clarifies Windows 7 name, but is it technically accurate?

    Just like Windows Mobile version name doesn't match up with the actual built versioning.

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    Re: News - Microsoft clarifies Windows 7 name, but is it technically accurate?

    Sounds alright to me, though it just seems like they're going with Apple's Leopard -> Snow Leopard style thing.

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    We haven't had the build number match since windows 3.11, since then its been about matching names to IDs. Windows 7 is just another name.
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    Re: News - Microsoft clarifies Windows 7 name, but is it technically accurate?

    Like I said before, if they wanted to associate it with Vista they'd have just called it Vista mkII (or SE or something). It's just a name.

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    Re: News - Microsoft clarifies Windows 7 name, but is it technically accurate?

    There is some sort of twisted logic there - in coding terms in makes sense for it to be 6.1.x as it is not a completely new system, so 7.x would be misleading. But then they can't call it "Windows 6" because that puts it chronologically before Vista, which makes no sense. Given that they had decided against using an 'aspirational' name, Windows 7 does become the logical choice.

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    Re: News - Microsoft clarifies Windows 7 name, but is it technically accurate?

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    But then they can't call it "Windows 6" because that puts it chronologically before Vista, which makes no sense.
    Considering the list of windows names, ANYTHING could be considered logical.

    There has been absolutely zero consistency to Windows naming over the years, why start looking for it now?
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    Re: News - Microsoft clarifies Windows 7 name, but is it technically accurate?

    Call me stupid.. but where is Windows ME?

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    Re: News - Microsoft clarifies Windows 7 name, but is it technically accurate?

    Better to have a number or a name affixed rather than a year, is it just me or does it make the software seem old if it's affixed with a year and the current year is past that? Makes Office 07 feel old now.

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    Re: News - Microsoft clarifies Windows 7 name, but is it technically accurate?

    Quote Originally Posted by moogle View Post
    Better to have a number or a name affixed rather than a year, is it just me or does it make the software seem old if it's affixed with a year and the current year is past that? Makes Office 07 feel old now.
    its true, its fine and very useful for stuff that comes out every year (like fifa games etc) but for stuff with gaps of many years it shouldn't be linked to the year

    Call me stupid.. but where is Windows ME?
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    Quote Originally Posted by WoLFe View Post
    Call me stupid.. but where is Windows ME?
    Probably brushed under the carpet and quietly forgotten.
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    Re: News - Microsoft clarifies Windows 7 name, but is it technically accurate?

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    Probably brushed under the carpet and quietly forgotten.
    I actually thought ME was alright when I was using it. I don't recall having many BSOD's with it. What was the main issue that made it a flop?

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    Quote Originally Posted by moogle View Post
    I actually thought ME was alright when I was using it. I don't recall having many BSOD's with it. What was the main issue that made it a flop?
    Mainly freezes and BSODs, plus some serious issues with system restore.

    They also tried to remove the underlying DOS, which back then was used heavily by a lot of people still.
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    Re: News - Microsoft clarifies Windows 7 name, but is it technically accurate?

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    Mainly freezes and BSODs, plus some serious issues with system restore.

    They also tried to remove the underlying DOS, which back then was used heavily by a lot of people still.
    Ahh yes the system restore. Forgot completely about that. Always used to fubar my files, never used it since.

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    Re: News - Microsoft clarifies Windows 7 name, but is it technically accurate?

    Maybe that 'Windows Cloud' will become windows NT v7.0?

    but I do agree that a version number is a lot better than a stupid year. Call it win95, while it was released late 95. 4 later it is 1996 and you already think you're using an outdated system.

    Similar with Office, is Office 2003 just one version before Office 2007, or is there an version in between?

    Maybe they should also stop calling it Windows all together, and call is something more trendy...

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