|18 Mar 2009||#34|
Don't let Microsoft snow you. They aren't choosing the NT 6.1 moniker for compatibility. They are choosing the 6.1 moniker because it fits -- it's a revision of Vista, which was NT 6.0.
Just like Windows 2000 was NT 5.0, and
then XP (which was built on Win2k) became NT 5.1.
Then Server 20003 -- which was built on XP -- became NT 5.2.
Vista/Server 2008 was a brand new kernel, built from scratch, and was aptly named NT 6.0.
Windows 7/Server 2008 R2 is built on NT 6.0 and will be NT 6.1.
But then Microsoft chose the stupid "Windows 7" name and was asked "then why isn't it NT 7.0"? Because it can't be -- it's built on Vista! (NT 6.0) So, rather than come clean and admit they chose an illogical "marketing" name for the next consumer OS, they wink and say they made it "NT 6.1" instead of "7.0" for "compatibility". AS I said, look at the server side -- same kernel and they are calling it Server 2008 R2. "Windows 7" IS NT 6.1 and is Vista R2.
What happens when they DO create a brand new kernel and it's NT 7.0? What are they going to call that?
They said Windows 7 isn't trying to have some sort of an "aspirational" name like XP(eXPerience) or Vista(beautifulness or whatever).
And is the version number thing not true? Could they have not called is 7.0 if they wanted to? Yea, of course they should have called it 6.1 because its running on the vista kernel, but that doesn't change the fact that the version number does indeed help with app compatibility.
Also, I don't see why Windows 7 is a stupid name. I think XP and Vista are more "stupid" than Windows 7.
What would you rather have them call it, Windows Epiphany? :P
|My System Specs|
|19 Mar 2009||#35|
As for it being called 7 or 6.1 kernel etc etc it is just a label so people know what they are dealing with when writing code or drivers etc etc. They (MS) could call it anything they wanted but for ease of knowing what your working with they called it 6.1 kernel and windows 7 well that would be easy its the seventh attempt at a kernel but that just my idea behind it all and I like to think the simplest answer tends to be the correct one.
at least I label my files with easy labels so I know what I am working with, I also label my DVD or CD so I know whats in it kinda like 6.1 and 7 labels.
|My System Specs|
|19 Mar 2009||#39|
Why it's called Windows 7
Guys I read somewhere that Microsoft were thinking of calling it Vienna. Now that would have been silly . As far as I can tell it's the 7th major OS release from Microsoft.
1 Windows (up to 3.11)
2 Windows 95/98
3 Windows ME
4 Windows 2000
5 Windows XP
6 Windows Vista
7 Windows 7
I may be wrong but this info came from Microsoft....
|My System Specs|
|Similar help and support threads for2: Windows latest build - 7061 "Almost" out in the wild RC1 delayed to May|
|Latest Windows Essentials Version Released||Software|
|Delayed "Release" of Window After Moving ???||General Discussion|
|"Windows 7 Build 7601 not genuine" intermittently popping up||Windows Updates & Activation|
|"Build 7601 This copy of Windows is not genuine" Not TTS Error||Windows Updates & Activation|
|How to eliminate "Test Mode, Windows 7 Build 7601" from desktop||General Discussion|
|New Build, Install Hangs "Starting Windows" 2ND reboot||Installation & Setup|
|Leaked Windows 7 build 7000 the "Real Thing"||News|
Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.
© Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:50 AM.