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Windows 7: Windows Seven isnt Seven?

20 Jan 2010   #11
derekimo

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Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by redsoxm16 View Post
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Wasn't 7 given 6.1 so it was more compatible with Vista Applications?
Yes. It is explained in this article...

Why 7? - Windows Vista Team Blog - The Windows Blog
Yep, That's a good enough explanation for me.
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20 Jan 2010   #12
KazeNoKoe23

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

From what I've always heard, Windows 7 is in fact NT 7.0 but it reports itself as 6.1 so it doesn't break compatibility with existing applications. Whether that's true or not, I can't say, but it'll probably be debated until 7 reaches its EOL.
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20 Jan 2010   #13
CoolioG

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IggyAZ View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Coolness View Post
I just learned, what you guys probably know already... Windows seven isnt NT 7.0 but 6.1 which makes it an upgrade to Vista? Whats up with that? They name it seven, but its not seventh?


The new math. V 6.1 really means 6+1=7
Just...brilliant.....
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20 Jan 2010   #14
madtownidiot

 

nah.. it's vista service pack 3, renamed windows 7 so the microsaur could package it and sell it for $200 a copy instead of offering it for free as an update..
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20 Jan 2010   #15
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madtownidiot View Post
nah.. it's vista service pack 3, renamed windows 7 so the microsaur could package it and sell it for $200 a copy instead of offering it for free as an update..
Was that sarcasm? lol

Not directed towards you but, I love how people just say W7 is Vista SP3 when they obviously don't know anything and just judge it by the UI.

Its a full OS, not an update. SP's are not meant to reshape the OS completely.

Refine it, yes, reshape it, no.
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20 Jan 2010   #16
madtownidiot

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGamer View Post

Was that sarcasm? lol
of course it's sarcasm.. 7 is the first OS microsoft has offered that I really like from the beginning.
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20 Jan 2010   #17
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madtownidiot View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGamer View Post

Was that sarcasm? lol
of course it's sarcasm.. 7 is the first OS microsoft has offered that I really like from the beginning.
Just checking
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20 Jan 2010   #18
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGamer View Post



Not directed towards you but, I love how people just say W7 is Vista SP3
lol, it used to be called Vista SP2 before SP2 for Vista was released

There's a lot of 'original wit' floating out there

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7 is the first OS microsoft has offered that I really like from the beginning
They had to get it right some time
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20 Jan 2010   #19
IggyAZ

Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit)
 
 

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20 Jan 2010   #20
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IggyAZ View Post
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Well yes we all can see the Giant 7 its the 6.1 we are interested in lol
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