Windows 7's name has been announced ... (No biggy, actually, but nice to know)

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Happy-Dude, Oct 13, 2008.

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  1. Happy-Dude

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  2. DasFox

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    Your first link doesn't work.

    Well if M$ wanted simplicity in a name, why didn't they make it reflect the numbers of versions there has been for Windows, including DOS? Hmm that would of been a smarter simpler number, what the heck is 7 suppose to represent anyways?
     
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    Actually the kernel is NT 6.1 so they are .9 over, lol.
     
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    And like with XP and Win 98 they get to charge customers for a complete new OS... ;)
     
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    Is 7 supposed to be a continuation of Vista, or something different? I'm still not clear on that, having heard all kinds of rumors and things both ways...
     
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    From what I can tell it will be a modified Vista/2008 kernel. Vista SP1 is version 6.0.6001 and Seven is 6.1.xxxx (depending on the build at this time).
     
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    Not "new" enough.
    Who names these OSes anyway? "Windows", "XP", "Vista", "Leopard", "Ubuntu".
    The nomenclature system is just awful in general IMO...
     
  8. Mrkvonic

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    Hello,
    I'd name them after: cars, women, deities, vikings. Imaging upgrading Linux Ingyar to Linux Loki. Or Windows Hamar Bloodbeard to Windows Alfgeir Ironaxe. Or Mac Pamela to Mac Jasmine. That would be sweet.
    Mrk
     
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    Ubuntu turns out to have a meaning.
    I'd say who came up with Firefox. It's very Thundercats..

    We get used to it, but i do remember when i heard about it the first time. "Are you serious?"
     
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