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Windows 7: How Many Versions of Windows 7

30 Nov 2008   #21
Joan Archer

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/Windows 10 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
...and miss out on finding that 90% of manufacturer installed bloat is trial and the rest is useless?
Or go with a manufacturer that doesn't include bloat


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30 Nov 2008   #22
WindowSeven

6.1.6975.2
 
 

Same as Vista, reason being is because all Windows 7 is the 'minimal' and 'improved' Vista, kernel version 6 of major, and 6.1 of subversion.
Windows 7 is a minor release.
The Windows 8 'aka Corfu' will also be a minor release.
Microsoft obviously likes Vista, so why change its features with something new?
Most artists that have made their own concepts of Windows 7, show Windows 7 as OTT or like Linux, so Vista's design is probably the best thought up.
It was the idea of user-central GUIs and glass (as in 'windows') that have virtually completed the 'Windows' operating system.
We're stuck again, the Fluent User Inteface is nice, but only good for multi-task scenarios, like Word Processing or Publishing.

But back to the point, yes the same as Vista.

P.S. My sister works for the IBM future technology testing environment, and has got her hands on build 6975, apparently it's the last external testing build, ready for the 7000 build.
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30 Nov 2008   #23
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Joan Archer View Post
Or go with a manufacturer that doesn't include bloat
is there one??...lol
which has a nice cheap usable computer???.....j/k

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WindowSeven View Post
Same as Vista, reason being is because all Windows 7 is the 'minimal' and 'improved' Vista, kernel version 6 of major, and 6.1 of subversion.
Windows 7 is a minor release.
The Windows 8 'aka Corfu' will also be a minor release.
Microsoft obviously likes Vista, so why change its features with something new?
Most artists that have made their own concepts of Windows 7, show Windows 7 as OTT or like Linux, so Vista's design is probably the best thought up.
It was the idea of user-central GUIs and glass (as in 'windows') that have virtually completed the 'Windows' operating system.
We're stuck again, the Fluent User Inteface is nice, but only good for multi-task scenarios, like Word Processing or Publishing.

But back to the point, yes the same as Vista.

P.S. My sister works for the IBM future technology testing environment, and has got her hands on build 6975, apparently it's the last external testing build, ready for the 7000 build.

its not that they like vista but more that spend so many resources and time that to go from scratch (trying to build windows which is self containing (mitigate any crashes), has support for all the hardware currently available, and on top of that have a cool and slick gui and on TOP of that be fast enough that even a 5 yr old computer will be usable on it is very daunting task) is almost impossible...
hey i wish windows was only written in assembly..
i love assembly language because it shows how much you can you can pack in one application....
just my two cents and my POV....
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30 Nov 2008   #24
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Quote:
Same as Vista, reason being is because all Windows 7 is the 'minimal' and 'improved' Vista, kernel version 6 of major, and 6.1 of subversion.
Windows 7 is a minor release.
If I might clarify something, all available evidence is that Windows 7 has a build number of 6.1 so as to maximise the numbers of applications that will be compatible out of the box - as many applications check for the version number when installed and the "point" revision will allow this better than a 7.0. The same thing happened when XP came out - Windows 2000 was windows 5 and XP was Windows 5.1
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30 Nov 2008   #25
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Hmmm, learn something new everyday.

Gary
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30 Nov 2008   #26
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
If I might clarify something, all available evidence is that Windows 7 has a build number of 6.1 so as to maximise the numbers of applications that will be compatible out of the box - as many applications check for the version number when installed and the "point" revision will allow this better than a 7.0. The same thing happened when XP came out - Windows 2000 was windows 5 and XP was Windows 5.1
hey forgot about that...lol
nice of pointing it out nigel...
but i also remember hearing that MS is rumor to make it 7.0 by RTM

but this is almost (i said almost) not matter since with app compatibility set to either os of choice....
but yes it would simplify alot for the devs which works better for them
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01 Dec 2008   #27
Joan Archer

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/Windows 10 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by darkassain View Post
is there one??...lol
which has a nice cheap usable computer???.....j/k




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Mine,

All it came with was the OS and a trial version of Windows LiveOnecare, which I uninstalled first, and that was it
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02 Dec 2008   #28
johngalt

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by darkassain View Post
hey forgot about that...lol
nice of pointing it out nigel...
but i also remember hearing that MS is rumor to make it 7.0 by RTM

but this is almost (i said almost) not matter since with app compatibility set to either os of choice....
but yes it would simplify alot for the devs which works better for them
But XP still broke a lot of apps....
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02 Dec 2008   #29
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
But XP still broke a lot of apps....
I guess I was lucky in that regard. When I moved to Vista I only lost a couple of little used apps. Found updates for everything else. The only thing I haven't gotten working in Seven is my laser printer. Was installed automatically in Vista, but 7 doesn't even see it. Will see if the public beta does better.

Gary
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02 Dec 2008   #30
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
But XP still broke a lot of apps....
i said ALMOST always.....
but most of those apps are maybe already legacy apps built for another OS (such as nt, 2000, ME or 98, 95 and even DOS (16 bit apps were supported in XP...)
Thats one of the main main reason why big companies are not changing to vista...
the thing though is that my college is using vista enterprise and there fine with it...
i am going to say ALMOST no downtime since there is one computer that did not work for a week, but then again i do remember that when i was in High School our Win 2000 had more downtime that windows 98 ....
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