Quote: Originally Posted by nate42nd
What's with all these builds? I've never followed an OS release this closely. Is Windows 7 at final release going to be "build 7000"?
Was XP not "build 5000" and Vista "build 6000" with service packs bumping it up 1 to "6001" for instance (for Vista)
Has this changed or is this how it's done. At this rate the final release will be "build 8081" or something. What's up?
Windows 2000 RTM was NT 5.0.2195
Windows XP RTM was NT 5.1.2600
Yes -- Vista was NT 6.0.6000
The official public beta for the Windows 7 was NT 6.1.7000
. So, that number is already used.
Microsoft is currently up to Build 7061 or later -- with more to come before official RC at end of May. I predict the official RC or probably even RTM will be Build 7777.
7777 = Windows 7, get it?
Windows NT 6.1.7777
would be a nice ironic number for the mis-named "Windows 7" -- which is not the 7th Windows anything.
It's "Vista R2", just like on the server side it's going to be Server 2008 R2
. At least Microsoft is being refreshingly candid about the server twin to "Windows 7" and calling it by an honest name.
Both "Windows 7" and "Server 2008 R2" will share the same kernel (NT 6.1) and service packs, just like Vista/Server 2008 share the same kernel (NT 6.0).