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Windows 7: Windows 8 Version Windows 6.x

14 Dec 2010   #1

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
Windows 8 Version Windows 6.x


Windows 8 could reportedly sport Windows 6.2 as the version number, according to a third-party source.

Of course, Microsoft has yet to share any details related to the versioning of Windows vNext with the public, but there is a precedent indicating that the version of Windows 8 might end up as 6.x rather than Windows 8.0.

Windows8italia managed to come across a new driver from NVIDIA which apparently references a new Windows kernel, version 6.2, which can only be associated with the next major iteration of Windows.

This information needs to be taken with a grain of salt as there’s no official confirmation from the software giant, an aspect that is bound not to change, at least in the immediate future.

But believe it or not, it’s highly probable to have Windows 6.x as the version for Windows vNext.
Windows 8 Version Windows 6.x - Softpedia

My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Dec 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Why do they keep calling it Windows vNext?? Is that it's name now?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Dec 2010   #3

Windows 7 x64 / Same

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
Why do they keep calling it Windows vNext?? Is that it's name now?
Prob just code name/internal name. I doubt they have selected the official name yet.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

14 Dec 2010   #4
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit

Here is interesting quote:

“Mark Russinovich: And one comment about the version number, the version number change is actually one of the biggest impacts on application compatibility.

When we moved to Windows Vista from XP going from a version number of 5.1 to 6, actually breaks lots of apps that check for the major version number. So a lot of people look at the version number and try to read something into it."

The name (Windows 7, Windows 8) is just a marketing name. The internal Version number is what counts. Vista was 6.0 and Windows 7 is 6.1 and that is why programs that run on Vista also run on Windows 7 while a lot of XP (Ver 5.1) programs have problems.

Don't know who came up with Windows vNEXT but all the articles are speculation and they all say that MS ain't talking.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Dec 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

IMO, next version of windows =vNext

Just a simpler way of writing it, and somehow has taken off. I doubt it has anything to do with codenames, or something tossed around internally. Journalism at it's finest.
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