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Windows 7: What do you think of the new windows name

View Poll Results: Windows 7 Name - love it or hate it?
Nice and simple I love it 30 76.92%
Nar it sucks 2 5.13%
Don't care it's just an OS 7 17.95%
Voters: 39. You may not vote on this poll

18 Oct 2008   #11


I liked the idea at first, but now I'm starting to love it. Typing '7' or 'W7' feels easy, feels right. No more mistyping 'visat' when in a rush

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18 Oct 2008   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/ Windows Vista Ultimate x64

Good point smarteyeball
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19 Oct 2008   #13
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Here is an explanation of where the name "Windows 7" comes from.

From this article.

Core of "Windows 7" taking shape: meet the "MinWin" kernel

Windows 7

Why "Windows 7"? The number is based on Microsoft's internal operating system numbers: the first version of Windows NT, 3.1, was given the same number as the "Classic" Windows when it was released in 1992. Since then there has been NT 4, Windows 2000 (NT 5), Windows XP (NT 5.1), and Windows Vista (NT 6). You can check these numbers by typing "ver" at a command prompt on any of these operating systems.

But as I saw elsewhere, they're breaking their own naming convention because "7s" version number is NT 6.1. (Sorry I don't have the source on this.)

Later :) Ted
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