Windows 7 Introducing Windows 7

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  1. Mike

    Mike Windows Forum Admin
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  2. vikas.sm

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    Simple.....

    Better than "VISTA" IMHO...... Windows Seven would have been better from a marketing perspective....

    Hardly matters what they call it though.... :)
     
  3. Celestra

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    Windows 7

    As I understand, the naming goes in order.....

    Windows 1 (What was 1 anyway? A punch card) ?

    Windows 2

    Windows 3

    Windows NT 4.0 is 4

    Windows XP is 5

    (How does Windows 2000 fit in? Isn't between 5 and 6 ? Why don't they call it Windows 8) ?

    Windows Vista is 6

    Windows 7
     
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  4. liljangofett

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    I agree with vikas.sm. it really makes no difference what they call it as long as they deliver something good
     
  5. davehc

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    Well, there are a few views around as to how it got to "7". This is mine!

    1. 3.1
    2. 3.5, 3.51 (minor update)
    3. 4.0
    4. 5.0 (2000)
    5. 5.1 (XP)/5.2 (Server 03) <- group them together, one client, one server version, just numbered differently
    6. 6.0 (Vista)
    7. 7.0 (7)
    Hey take it easy on us old uns, Celestra. I was a "1" user. But before that, I don't know why they were left out of the numbering system, there was Windows version1, and two versions of Windows 2. There was also a 2.1 computer specific release, for the 286 and 386.Then quickly came Windows 3.0, a bit of a "millenium" release. I used them all and up until 3.1 was seriously considering changing to a Mac.
     
  6. liljangofett

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    i'm obviously fairly young then because the first windows release i remember using was Windows 3.11 for Workgroups. and before that I had an Amstrad CPC-464. Oh the glory days are behind us!
     
  7. davehc

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    Yes. My first was a ZX80, built from a kit. Next came the Commodore. I then experimented for a very brief time with an Apple A and moved on, before the PC came out, to a Sinclair 128. Must admit though, whilst at the time Bill gates was a very interesting and exciting youngster, we were all happy bashing MSdos or even digital research dos (cp/m). Windows was something to look at and play with but hopeless to use.
     
  8. kemical

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    THe days of the zx81 seem so long ago but it's what,... 25yrs?
     
  9. Kyle

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    1. Windows 1.01
    2. Windows 2.0, 2.1x
    3. Windows 3.1, 3.5, 3.51
    4. Windows 95, 95b, 98, 98SE, ME
    5. 5.0 (2000)/ 5.1 (XP)/ 5.2 (Server 03)
    6. 6.0 (Vista)
    7. 7.0 (7) [Even though the version number is 6.1.X right now)

    That's how it goes.
    Some people were close.
     

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