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How do we refer to Windows 7?
The short-hand name?
bhonda

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Msg#: 4082850 posted 10:50 am on Feb 18, 2010 (gmt 0)

Hey,

Following Mack's ponderings on the spoken name of MySQL here - [webmasterworld.com ], I was wondering how do we refer to Windows 7?

Up until now, it has been known for me to utter 'XP is running ok today', or 'Vista has broken, again'.

But now, I'm just a little uncertain.

Do I go with 'My 7 machine is struggling', or 'My Windows 7 machine is struggling'? Will people know what I mean if I just say 7, or am I forced to use all 4 syllables to make it clear I'm referring to Windows?

Obviously, this is not the most important thing in the world, I'm just curious!

Cheers,

B

 

dcheney

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Msg#: 4082850 posted 11:31 am on Feb 18, 2010 (gmt 0)

"win7"

StoutFiles

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Msg#: 4082850 posted 1:57 pm on Feb 18, 2010 (gmt 0)

Win7 or Windows 7 until enough people are using it for just the number to be understood like 95 and 98 were.

mack

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Msg#: 4082850 posted 2:36 pm on Feb 18, 2010 (gmt 0)

Right now I still say Windows 7. But I think through time it will become win 7 then simply 7.

Mack.

Leosghost

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Msg#: 4082850 posted 2:38 pm on Feb 18, 2010 (gmt 0)

Here it's usually called winsept ( pronounced "winset" emphasis is on the first syllable ..as in "twinset" ..as in "twinset and pearls" ..the p in sept is silent ).."sept" being "seven"..

tonynoriega

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Msg#: 4082850 posted 9:11 pm on Feb 18, 2010 (gmt 0)

Poop.

Visit Thailand

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Msg#: 4082850 posted 2:47 am on Feb 19, 2010 (gmt 0)

I just call it 7.

Anyango

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Msg#: 4082850 posted 6:33 am on Feb 19, 2010 (gmt 0)

Seven

jecasc

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Msg#: 4082850 posted 12:14 pm on Feb 19, 2010 (gmt 0)

Seven of Nine.

Resistance is futile.

Old_Honky

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Msg#: 4082850 posted 1:00 pm on Feb 19, 2010 (gmt 0)

My vote is for

W7

swa66

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Msg#: 4082850 posted 11:07 pm on Feb 21, 2010 (gmt 0)

The OS calls itself version 6.1 internally ... so why use "7" instead of "6.1" to start with ?

Ah yes, marketing.

tonynoriega

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Msg#: 4082850 posted 8:49 pm on Feb 24, 2010 (gmt 0)

how about "dub sev'n"

thats gangsta...

"My name is Tony and i created dub sev'n bi**h!"

Rugles

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Msg#: 4082850 posted 10:23 pm on Feb 24, 2010 (gmt 0)

I vote for 7.

Although I am sure George Costanza will file a lawsuit.

Demaestro

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Msg#: 4082850 posted 10:27 pm on Feb 24, 2010 (gmt 0)

I call it "The new one that doesn't suck."

For real though, I have been calling it Win-7

henry0

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Msg#: 4082850 posted 10:47 pm on Feb 24, 2010 (gmt 0)

Wins7

graeme_p

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Msg#: 4082850 posted 5:29 am on Feb 25, 2010 (gmt 0)

I call it "The new one that doesn't suck."


No, the "does not suck" feature is scheduled for the next version of Windows - never the one that is actually out.

It may have "pseudo does not suck" which means it sucks, but everyone hated the previous version so much it looks good by comparison (Win 7 vs Vista, 2000 vs ME).

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