Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Microsoft sticks with 'Windows 7' for next OS

For anyone else trying to figure out where the 7 came from – check out the Wikipedia article referenced in this Computerworld article

Some Windows watchers, however, questioned Nash's claim that Windows 7 would be the seventh iteration of the OS. The AeroXperience blog counted seven as of Windows Vista, and eight if the consumer-oriented Windows Millennium was included. However, only if kernel revisions are tallied, XP wasn't counted -- and Windows kernel was incremented to 7.0 for Windows 7 -- would that work, the blog argued.

According to the Windows timeline on Wikipedia, XP's kernel is tagged as 5.1, and Vista's as 6.0.

Microsoft sticks with 'Windows 7' for next OS

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