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Windows 7: Windows 8 New Logo Confirmed by Microsoft

22 Feb 2012   #51
DJ Digital

win 7 ult 32 bit
 
 

somehow the 8 logo does not impress me at all

curious what changes will be from 7 or xp


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23 Feb 2012   #52
vaidas3

Windows 7 pro 64bit. (SP1)
 
 

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Why do they call it 8, or why is 7 called 7? From my count niether of them are the 7th or 8th edition. I kind of liked the name Vista because it got microsoft away from the number system.

i think its because
windows 2000 was version 5.0
windows XP was version 5.1
windows vista was version 6.0
so windows 7 is 7 that is the number after 6, well really its only modified vista version thus real version 6.1 (look help>about windows) but its bad for marketing to have windows 6.1 so windows 7 sounds better
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23 Feb 2012   #53
JerometheGiraff

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

It's a Horrible Logo, Horrible. Reminds me of this logo;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFVtU1lV52g
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27 Feb 2012   #54
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

The devil will be in the details. I'm not currently planned to build or upgrade a W8 system for quite a while and unless the reports start coming back the W8 does amazingly better things in a desktop/full system set up it just appears to be a hybrid design to bring advance features to mobile environs. With this being the case the look of the logo neither enhances or detracts.....it's just there.
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27 Feb 2012   #55
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vaidas3 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DMGrier View Post
Why do they call it 8, or why is 7 called 7? From my count niether of them are the 7th or 8th edition. I kind of liked the name Vista because it got microsoft away from the number system.

i think its because
windows 2000 was version 5.0
windows XP was version 5.1
windows vista was version 6.0
so windows 7 is 7 that is the number after 6, well really its only modified vista version thus real version 6.1 (look help>about windows) but its bad for marketing to have windows 6.1 so windows 7 sounds better
Wait a minute Dos 6.0 was a total failure so they came out with 6.! and it succeded.
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27 Feb 2012   #56
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

1. Windows 3.1
2. Windows 95
3. Windows 98
4. Windows ME
5. Windows 2000
6. Windows XP
7. Windows, uhh 7
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27 Feb 2012   #57
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
1. Windows 3.1
2. Windows 95
3. Windows 98
4. Windows ME
5. Windows 2000
6. Windows XP
7. Windows, uhh 7
OPPS! 7. Windows Vista

Jim
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27 Feb 2012   #58
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
1. Windows 3.1
2. Windows 95
3. Windows 98
4. Windows ME
5. Windows 2000
6. Windows XP
7. Windows, uhh 7
OPPS! 7. Windows Vista

Jim
Take out ME or 2000.
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27 Feb 2012   #59
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
1. Windows 3.1
2. Windows 95
3. Windows 98
4. Windows ME
5. Windows 2000
6. Windows XP
7. Windows, uhh 7
OPPS! 7. Windows Vista

Jim
Take out ME or 2000.
Quote:
Mike Nash, Microsoft's vice-president of Windows product management said:
The decision to use the name Windows 7 is about simplicity. Simply put, this is the seventh release of Windows, so therefore Windows 7 just makes sense. Coming up with an all-new 'aspirational' name does not do justice to what we are trying to achieve, which is to stay firmly rooted in our aspirations for Windows Vista, while evolving and refining the substantial investments in platform technology in Windows Vista into the next generation of Windows.[9][10]
Numbering this version of Windows as "7" has confused many users, so on October 14, 2008, Nash clarified his earlier remarks, saying:[11][12]
The very first release of Windows was Windows 1.0, the second was Windows 2.0, the third Windows 3.0. Here's where things get a little more complicated. Following Windows 3.0 was Windows NT which was code versioned as Windows 3.1. Then came Windows 95, which was code versioned as Windows 4.0. Then, Windows 98, 98 SE and Windows Millennium each shipped as 4.0.1998, 4.10.2222, and 4.90.3000, respectively. So we're counting all 9x versions as being 4.0. Windows 2000 code was 5.0 and then we shipped Windows XP as 5.1, even though it was a major release we didn't want to change code version numbers to maximize application compatibility. That brings us to Windows Vista, which is 6.0. So we see Windows 7 as our next logical significant release and 7th in the family of Windows releases...There's been some fodder about whether using 6.1 in the code is an indicator of the relevance of Windows 7. It is not. Windows 7 is a significant and evolutionary advancement of the client operating system. It is in every way a major effort in design, engineering and innovation. The only thing to read into the code versioning is that we are absolutely committed to making sure application compatibility is optimized for our customers.[12]

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27 Feb 2012   #60
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I checked Wiki and it looked like there have been about 20 Windows OS's, not counting the server editions.
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