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In a few weeks we are going to be talking about the details of this release at the PDC and at WinHEC. We will be sharing a pre-beta "developer only release" with attendees of both shows and giving them the first broad in-depth look at what we've been up to. I can't wait for them to see it.
And, as you probably know, since we began development of the next version of the Windows client operating system we have been referring to it by a codename, "Windows 7." But now is a good time to announce that we've decided to officially call the next version of Windows, "Windows 7."
I wonder if they'll provide an option to run without virtual memory at all (at least until it's really needed) that would speed things up quite a bit but somehow I doubt they'll manage anything as simple as that.
I have to say that I enjoy many of Vista's features, but performance is certainly an issue. Hopefully they will keep the aesthetics part alone and focus on performance with this next release. Vista is pretty to look at, and it would be nice if it could fly like XP does on my machine. There certainly is a problem with inefficient code running around aimlessly.
The fact is that Grandma staying in touch with her grandkids is not Microsoft's bread and butter; it's the business world! They need to seriously address that with a complete overhaul of how the OS utilizes the computer's resources. I guess they relied on newer CPUs and fast memory to make bloated Vista a non-issue. Too bad that didn't happen.
Curious to see what they come up with. :)
Envy (of Macs OS) - Windows 1.0
Lust - Windows 2.0
Sloth - Windows 3.1
Wrath - Windows 95
Repentance - Windows 98
Gluttony - Windows ME (they were trying to eat more then they could chew)
Greed - Windows XP (created so many different versions)
Pride - Windows Vista (stand tall guys, cause it sucks)
¿? - Windows 7
visually it looks like they should be repenting again... so lets hope this one is worth it
Their marketing guys say "Make it pretty"Sad but true, however, we the public are largely to blame for this.
Several years ago, I saw a laptop with a shiny screen for the first time - a Sony. My first thought was that it was an absolutely idiotic idea but the simple fact is that it was a brilliant idea from the business perspective - one that has been copied by every manufacturer since. Shiny things sell, even if what's underneath is rubbish, because most people are either too stupid to think about or too busy research their purchases.
[edited by: Gomvents at 4:49 pm (utc) on Oct. 14, 2008]
numbering scheme goes like this: there were three versions of the original Windows, with NT dubbed 3.1. Then came 95 as version 4, with 98, 98SE, and ME all considered minor updates. 2000 got the next major update to 5, while XP is 5.1, Vista is 6, and this new one is labeled 7. The confusing bit is that it's actually numbered 6.1 internally, a minor version change for the sake of application compatibility.
How does MS number thy Windows? [engadget.com]
From Ms : Why 7 [windowsvistablog.com]
I'll quote the same "reasoning" from there too... ( link above )
That brings us to Windows Vista, which is 6.0. So we see Windows 7 as our next logical significant release and 7th in the family of Windows releases. (...) So we decided to ship the Windows 7 code as Windows 6.1
*heh* ... now i like this name even more
btw code name v12 will be followed by either v12.1 or v14.
Just to let you know...
Kaled, is this a joke?
If it isn't, then I suggest to do some research on David Cutler.
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