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Windows 7: Windows Seven isnt Seven?

20 Jan 2010   #1
Coolness

Win 7 pro 64-bit, Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit
 
 
Windows Seven isnt Seven?

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?
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20 Jan 2010   #2
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

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?
Well, with all the bad press that Vista got, at least before the service packs, I'm sure they wanted to make it sound way different than Vista.

The analogy I heard to describe the difference is kinda funny. A guy I know said "imagine Vista as a fat, wimpy guy, and Win 7 as the same guy after going through a Special Forces boot camp.....leaner and meaner".

I'll leave it to the experts here to say how accurate that analogy is....and I mean no offense to the overweight....I'm not as slim as I used to be either.


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20 Jan 2010   #3
Fantail

7 x64 | 7 x64
 
 

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20 Jan 2010   #4
IggyAZ

Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit)
 
 

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
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20 Jan 2010   #5
valtonray

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition
 
 

type winver in as a run command and tell me if it's still 6.1 =p
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20 Jan 2010   #6
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by valtonray View Post
type winver in as a run command and tell me if it's still 6.1 =p
Yep. Still 6.1

Wasn't 7 given 6.1 so it was more compatible with Vista Applications?
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20 Jan 2010   #7
valtonray

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition
 
 

hmmm, don't i look like the idiot now, i'd go check im i'm really to lazy to go to the living room or office.
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20 Jan 2010   #8
mxosder16

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

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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
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20 Jan 2010   #9
mxosder16

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by valtonray View Post
hmmm, don't i look like the idiot now, i'd go check im i'm really to lazy to go to the living room or office.
Here you go...

Windows Seven isnt Seven?-capture.png


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20 Jan 2010   #10
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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.
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