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Windows 7: Windows latest build - 7061 "Almost" out in the wild RC1 delayed to May

18 Mar 2009   #31

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Build 7600

Does your brother have XP Firewall enabled ?

Kind regards,

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18 Mar 2009   #32

Windows 7 RTM x86/x64

Forewarning, the torrent floating around on mininova is fake and has a virus..
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18 Mar 2009   #33

Win7 Ultimate x64 on Desktop / Win7 Ultimate x86 on laptop / Win7 x86 Starter on Netbook

Nothing on that site. Only 7057. Must have been removed. :)
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18 Mar 2009   #34

Windows 7 Build 7077 x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ChazzMatt View Post
Don't let Microsoft snow you. They aren't choosing the NT 6.1 moniker for compatibility. They are choosing the 6.1 moniker because it fits -- it's a revision of Vista, which was NT 6.0.

Just like Windows 2000 was NT 5.0, and
then XP (which was built on Win2k) became NT 5.1.
Then Server 20003 -- which was built on XP -- became NT 5.2.

Vista/Server 2008 was a brand new kernel, built from scratch, and was aptly named NT 6.0.

Windows 7/Server 2008 R2 is built on NT 6.0 and will be NT 6.1.

But then Microsoft chose the stupid "Windows 7" name and was asked "then why isn't it NT 7.0"? Because it can't be -- it's built on Vista! (NT 6.0) So, rather than come clean and admit they chose an illogical "marketing" name for the next consumer OS, they wink and say they made it "NT 6.1" instead of "7.0" for "compatibility". AS I said, look at the server side -- same kernel and they are calling it Server 2008 R2. "Windows 7" IS NT 6.1 and is Vista R2.

What happens when they DO create a brand new kernel and it's NT 7.0? What are they going to call that?
Not to be rude, but this was a rather cynical post =/ MS stated plenty of times, and right from the get go, that windows 7 is working on the same vista kernel =/ and they explained just about everything you did.

They said Windows 7 isn't trying to have some sort of an "aspirational" name like XP(eXPerience) or Vista(beautifulness or whatever).

And is the version number thing not true? Could they have not called is 7.0 if they wanted to? Yea, of course they should have called it 6.1 because its running on the vista kernel, but that doesn't change the fact that the version number does indeed help with app compatibility.

Also, I don't see why Windows 7 is a stupid name. I think XP and Vista are more "stupid" than Windows 7.

What would you rather have them call it, Windows Epiphany? :P
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19 Mar 2009   #35

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

As for it being called 7 or 6.1 kernel etc etc it is just a label so people know what they are dealing with when writing code or drivers etc etc. They (MS) could call it anything they wanted but for ease of knowing what your working with they called it 6.1 kernel and windows 7 well that would be easy its the seventh attempt at a kernel but that just my idea behind it all and I like to think the simplest answer tends to be the correct one.

at least I label my files with easy labels so I know what I am working with, I also label my DVD or CD so I know whats in it kinda like 6.1 and 7 labels.
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19 Mar 2009   #36

Windows 7 -x6

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19 Mar 2009   #37

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

OK if 7057 isn't a true RC why does it say so during the install?
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19 Mar 2009   #38

Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 x64 Windows 8 Enterprise RTM x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by macgyver2 View Post
OK if 7057 isn't a true RC why does it say so during the install?
Its not the final version that we will see as the rc, it was not intended for the public. There are already later builds internally.
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19 Mar 2009   #39
Orbital Shark

Why it's called Windows 7

Guys I read somewhere that Microsoft were thinking of calling it Vienna. Now that would have been silly :). As far as I can tell it's the 7th major OS release from Microsoft.

1 Windows (up to 3.11)
2 Windows 95/98
3 Windows ME
4 Windows 2000
5 Windows XP
6 Windows Vista
7 Windows 7

I may be wrong but this info came from Microsoft....
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19 Mar 2009   #40


The Seven codename was originally Fiji. The real Fiji did not like it.... Seven sounds better
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