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Windows 7: Windows Seven isnt Seven?

20 Jan 2010   #21
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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..
In all fairness, Windows XP was a pretty big change from Windows 2000. And Windows Vista was a big change from Windows XP. However, Windows 7 really isn't that radical of a change from Windows Vista. I don't necessarily think that I would refer to it as a service pack...but I can certainly understand the viewpoint of those who feel that it's not worth the price of a full new operating system.
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20 Jan 2010   #22
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Versions numbers are just that, version numbers a means to keep track of different versions of the same thing. It should not be taken seriously. I could start my version number in the hundreds and decrement the number for newer versions. It would not matter to anyone but myself, because they are used for tracking.
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21 Jan 2010   #23
KazeNoKoe23

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGamer View Post
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.
Truth. The closest a Service Pack came to doing that was XP SP2.
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21 Jan 2010   #24
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Lets not also forget Windows 2000 SP6 err...Windows XP

In all seriousness go back and review 2000 and XP...then compare it to Vista and 7

2000 was great for its time...XP was fantastic and XP has many similarities to 2000

Is this starting to sound familiar? Vista SP2 is now great...7 is fantastic but I bet you don't hear folks call XP a "Service Pack"?

Honestly it is just another attempt at people to bash an OS just because they hate to see a company they despise to succeed...everyone please...don't feed the trolls
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21 Jan 2010   #25
Coolness

Win 7 pro 64-bit, Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit
 
 

Yeah, well maby its not a service pack, but it sure is similar to vista. Just better . But im sure those that dispise Microsoft have their reasons, like how they runied Netscape . (I dont hate Microsoft
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21 Jan 2010   #26
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Weren't they going to call it Vista SE (second edition)

I'm just kidding around of course. I skipped Vista so I don't know how similar 7 actually is to Vista but I've heard 7 called all kinds of things along the way.
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21 Jan 2010   #27
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Windows 95 wasn't the 95th and Windows 2000 wasn't the 2000th. So, I don't really pay much attention to the numbering or naming.
Windows 95 was the year it came out. Maybe Windows 7 should be Windows 9???
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22 Jan 2010   #28
pezzonovante

Windows 7 RTM x86
 
 

So, what will the version number be for Windows 8? Is it gonna be 7.0 or 8.0 or 6.5?
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22 Jan 2010   #29
mxosder16

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pezzonovante View Post
So, what will the version number be for Windows 8? Is it gonna be 7.0 or 8.0 or 6.5?
That discussion is going on over at the eight forums, check it out...

[SOLVED] 6.2? What Kernel # do you think Win8 will have - Windows 8 Forums
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22 Jan 2010   #30
pezzonovante

Windows 7 RTM x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by redsoxm16 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pezzonovante View Post
So, what will the version number be for Windows 8? Is it gonna be 7.0 or 8.0 or 6.5?
That discussion is going on over at the eight forums, check it out...

[SOLVED] 6.2? What Kernel # do you think Win8 will have - Windows 8 Forums
Thanks for the link.
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