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Windows 7: Steve Ballmer "We tried too big a task" with Vista

21 May 2010   #11
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

because Microsoft liked 7.... (Lucky perhaps?) they basically made up a whole new numbering scheme for it...

by their logic it goes like this:

Windows 3.0 3.1 etc. -end of numbering OS's
The "DOS" OS's (95, 98, 98 SE, ME etc.) 4.x
"First Wave Mainstream NT OS's" (2000 + XP) 5.x
Vista 6.0.x
which makes Windows 7 technically Windows 6.1


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21 May 2010   #12
Lomai

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

7 is indeed a lucky number
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21 May 2010   #13
kucing13

 

yeah..its a version coding...
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21 May 2010   #14
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
Its almost like Ballmer just went "s**t its been 5 years, just shove out what we've got, and call it... Vista, yeah Vista"
I'm fairly certain (could be wrong) that Bill Gates was responsible for Vista.
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21 May 2010   #15
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGamer View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
Its almost like Ballmer just went "s**t its been 5 years, just shove out what we've got, and call it... Vista, yeah Vista"
I'm fairly certain (could be wrong) that Bill Gates was responsible for Vista.
actually i think your right.... well the point still stands, just replace Ballmer with Gates
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21 May 2010   #16
kucing13

 

ahhh, a wakeup call.. bill gates haven't retired yet that time huh?
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21 May 2010   #17
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

The allocation of the 6.1 version number to win7 is an attempt to cater for lazy 3rd party application writers - Some only check the version number to the first level rather than use a "greater than" algorithm.

This is not the first time this has been the case - Windows XP was windows 5.1 (windows 2000 being 5.0).

To be honest at the lowest levels of the system there was more similarity between Windows 2000 and XP than between Vista and win7, but the reasons for the number increment were the same.
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21 May 2010   #18
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
The allocation of the 6.1 version number to win7 is an attempt to cater for lazy 3rd party application writers - Some only check the version number to the first level rather than use a "greater than" algorithm.

This is not the first time this has been the case - Windows XP was windows 5.1 (windows 2000 being 5.0).

To be honest at the lowest levels of the system there was more similarity between Windows 2000 and XP than between Vista and win7, but the reasons for the number increment were the same.
Oh so true.....but I bet the XP diehards would shutter if you called their OS an "Improved 2000" (which is virtually was)

Might I also add that Gates was Chief Software Architect for Vista....not 7
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22 May 2010   #19
KazeNoKoe23

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
The allocation of the 6.1 version number to win7 is an attempt to cater for lazy 3rd party application writers - Some only check the version number to the first level rather than use a "greater than" algorithm.

This is not the first time this has been the case - Windows XP was windows 5.1 (windows 2000 being 5.0).

To be honest at the lowest levels of the system there was more similarity between Windows 2000 and XP than between Vista and win7, but the reasons for the number increment were the same.
Oh so true.....but I bet the XP diehards would shutter if you called their OS an "Improved 2000" (which is virtually was)

Might I also add that Gates was Chief Software Architect for Vista....not 7
Ah XP diehards. They're so cute sometimes. Back before XP SP2 was released, I wouldn't have even called XP an improved 2000.
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