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    (This could be obvious, but I'll ask anyway) For using it at home, would you need anything more than Home Premium?

    Pro/Ultimate seems overly expensive for just using my machine for pictures and games lol.

    Work will obviously need Pro+

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    Lack of upgrade path is annoying.

    Is this really being released with such a dull name as Windows 7? I was expecting it to have a shiny marketing name slapped on it nearer the time, but it really does seem to be going live as 7.

    So the numeric system goes 3, 95, 98, 2000 a few words and then 7? And based on that maths, Win7 is actually the 9th incarnation of Windows, counting 200, ME and Vista. Huh?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickJones View Post
    So the numeric system goes 3, 95, 98, 2000 a few words and then 7? And based on that maths, Win7 is actually the 9th incarnation of Windows, counting 200, ME and Vista. Huh?!
    Actually Windows 7 is er the 5th version of NT. The count goes....

    1 - NT3.51
    2 - NT4
    3 - 2000, XP (NT5)
    4 - Vista (NT6)
    5 - 7 (NT7)

    Go figure!

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    Lucky number 7?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmcd35 View Post
    Actually Windows 7 is er the 5th version of NT. The count goes....

    1 - NT3.51
    2 - NT4
    3 - 2000, XP (NT5)
    4 - Vista (NT6)
    5 - 7 (NT7)

    Go figure!
    Don't you mean

    1 - NT3.1
    2 - NT3.5/3.51
    3 - NT4
    4 - Windows 2000 (NT5)
    5 - Windows XP (NT 5.1/5.2)
    6 - Windows Vista (NT 6)
    7 - Windows 7 (NT 6.1)

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    What do MS have against the numbers 1 and 2?!

    On that note, they're skipping 13 in Office versions, aren't they - Office 2010 will be released as Office 14 despite 2007 being 12.

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Don't you mean
    7 - Windows 7 (NT 6.1)
    Is it really only NT6.1? I thought they were going for NT7. Well in that case the name 'Windows 7' makes zero sense to me!

    Quote Originally Posted by NickJones View Post
    What do MS have against the numbers 1 and 2?!.
    Nothing, there where Dos/Windows 1 and 2.

    The reason NT starts at 3.1 is because Dos/Windows 3.1 was the current version at time of release. They used NT3.1 to make is seem current with Windows 3.1.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tmcd35 View Post
    Is it really only NT6.1? I thought they were going for NT7. Well in that case the name 'Windows 7' makes zero sense to me!
    I just listed why it was version 7... NT7 will be the version after Windows 7.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmcd35 View Post
    Well in that case the name 'Windows 7' makes zero sense to me!
    Giving further weight to why they should give it a name - especially since they clearly want to be Apple, and Mac OS now comes in animal names. So, with that in mind, what should Windows 7 be called instead?!

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    Weeellll, If Apple are going for Big Cats. M$ should go for Dogz...

    Windows Poodle
    Windows Chiwawa
    Windows Yorkie
    etc...

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    An MS spokesperson said that they consider Windows 7 NT7 but they didn't give it a 7 build number to aid compatibility, apparently.


    What do MS have against the numbers 1 and 2?!
    They released NT3 to keep in line with the Windows version numbers, Windows 1, Windows 2, Windows 3/3.1 and then NT3. According to MS all of the 9x releases have version 4 numbers. Then it's onto NT5+ as localzuk stated above.

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    The numbering makes sense if you look at the "professional" versions of Windows; 1, 2 and 3 were only "professional" (no real home users).

    NT started at 3.1; it was roughly the same time as Windows 3.1 and was followed by 3.5 and 4.

    Windows 2000 and Windows XP had internal version numbers of 5.0 and 5.1 and then Vista was internally version 6 so it makes sense (sort of!) that the next number is 7

    Of course it's not that easy (for some value of easy!) - to make sure some crap software doesn't break, I think Windows 7 returns 6 as its major version number.

    See, completely obvious numbering for Windows as long as you leave out all the complicated bits :-)

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    I seem to remember loads of home PC's including my own running Windows 3.11 for workgroups and I bought mine from a standard PC retailer. I think it was quite popular in the home market.

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    From a system builders point of view its going to be interesting to see what the pricing is going to be and the impact that it has on PC prices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    Lucky number 7?
    Windows Jeri Ryan?

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