Quote: Originally Posted by DMGrier
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