Quote: Originally Posted by King Arthur
Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7, and 8 are all upgrades building on Windows NT 4.0, which in turn is a flavor of Windows alongside others like Windows 9x which has Windows 98 and ME stemming from Windows 95. Windows 7 is to Ubuntu 12 as Windows Vista is to Ubuntu 11 and so forth; we already have what you describe, just under a different version numbering system.
I see. Thanks for the info King.
If this is the current system, then why continue to add flavors to the mix and instead just have one omni-flavor if you will? I know as you said these are all add ins to the NT 4.0, but would it be possible to no longer have to install a new OS, but rather just update from your computer to get the new features that they would have included to a new flavor?
So if windows 7 was the final OS add on, and MS said "we will just continue to add to this flavor like a giant ball of twine, updating and tweaking through downloads and do away with any more future flavors" That way there would no longer be a need for a separate windows flavor.