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has it already been called "8"?

  1. #1


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    has it already been called "8"?


    not that it really matters, i guess. but, did MS say the next OSes will follow the # naming convention?


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  2. #2


    Kansas
    Posts : 124
    WDP 8 x86


    We have had win 95. Win 98 Win 2000. Maybe Windows 2012 is in the making. 212 for short.
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  3. #3


    United States
    Posts : 104
    Windows 7 Pro. x64


    Quote Originally Posted by TBolt View Post
    not that it really matters, i guess. but, did MS say the next OSes will follow the # naming convention?

    I do not recall them stating it, but until we get a legit name directly from Microsoft, we will just continue to call it 8.

    Personally its easier to say in conversation;

    Hey dude guess what!? I just found a leaked version of Windows 8!

    As to;

    Hey dude guess what!? I just found a leaked version of the next version of Windows!


    People didn't really like the whole 'fancy name' thing with Vista, everyone loves how they kept W7 simple. I would assume they will continue this path if it works out well for them.
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  4. #4


    Orange Park, FL
    Posts : 26
    Windows 7 Build 7232 x64 (clean install)

    Subtle references...


    There have been numerous "subtle" references to Windows 8 in some of the M$ blogs, speeches, and on the internet.

    It seems that they (M$) have learned their mistake with name (Millinium, Vista) vs. number (95, 98, 2000) and I feel that to follow the numbering sequences (7, 8, 9) will be the norm from now on.

    Just logical, but we all know that logics sometimes just don't apply if the powers to be deem differently...
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  5. #5


    @_Internet
    Posts : 39
    Windows 7 x64 (Technet)


    Yes... I think the name will be Windows 8...

    Like our friend said... It's logical and well better than freak names...
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  6. #6


    Posts : 128
    Win8 Pro x64


    I like Windows 8 - logic when all else fails.
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  7. #7


    Kansas
    Posts : 124
    WDP 8 x86


    Windows 8 sounds good to me. Lots of rhyming words. Win 8 the great, don't be late,has no mate,don't hate, just wait........
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  8. #8


    United States
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    Windows 7 Pro. x64


    Quote Originally Posted by myzr View Post
    Windows 8 sounds good to me. Lots of rhyming words. Win 8 the great, don't be late,has no mate,don't hate, just wait........
    Lol...

    Thats an interesting, observation. =P
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  9. #9


    Kansas
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    WDP 8 x86


    Hey Steven. Actually It comes from playing the Rhyming Game with my three young granddaughters. They can get somewhat silly and always make me smile. Chillin
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  10. #10


    Maple Grove, MN
    Posts : 3
    Vista Ultimate X64, Windows 7 X64, XP Pro X64, Vista Home Premium X86


    Quote Originally Posted by myzr View Post
    Windows 8 sounds good to me. Lots of rhyming words. Win 8 the great, don't be late,has no mate,don't hate, just wait........
    now that is good.
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