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  1. #21

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr GRiM View Post
    I think Windows Niribu for a 2012 release.
    I like that name!

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  2. #22

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    Quote Originally Posted by sergiogarcia9 View Post
    I like that name!
    I do too.
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  3. #23

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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr GRiM View Post
    Windows Niribu
    Where did you get that name from?
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  4. #24

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    Windows 7 x64 (Technet)

    Here is how Microsoft came with the Windows 7 name:
    The Windows blog-Oct 14, 2008

    There's been a lot of lively discussion since I confirmed yesterday that the official name for the next version of the Window client operating system will be "Windows 7" about how we got to the number "7."

    I'll say up front, that there are many ways to count the releases of Windows and it's been both a trip down memory lane and quite amusing to read all the different theories about how we got to the number "7."

    Anyway, the numbering we used is quite simple. The very first release of Windows was Windows 1.0, the second was Windows 2.0, the third Windows 3.0.

    Here's where things get a little more complicated. Following Windows 3.0 was Windows NT which was code versioned as Windows 3.1. Then came Windows 95, which was code versioned as Windows 4.0. Then, Windows 98, 98 SE and Windows Millennium each shipped as 4.0.1998, 4.10.2222, and 4.90.3000, respectively. So we're counting all 9x versions as being 4.0.

    Windows 2000 code was 5.0 and then we shipped Windows XP as 5.1, even though it was a major release we didn't' want to change code version numbers to maximize application compatibility.

    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.

    We learned a lot about using 5.1 for XP and how that helped developers with version checking for API compatibility. We also had the lesson reinforced when we applied the version number in the Windows Vista code as Windows 6.0-- that changing basic version numbers can cause application compatibility issues.

    So we decided to ship the Windows 7 code as Windows 6.1 - which is what you will see in the actual version of the product in cmd.exe or computer properties.

    There's been some fodder about whether using 6.1 in the code is an indicator of the relevance of Windows 7. It is not.

    Windows 7 is a significant and evolutionary advancement of the client operating system. It is in every way a major effort in design, engineering and innovation. The only thing to read into the code versioning is that we are absolutely committed to making sure application compatibility is optimized for our customers.

    We're just over a week away from showing off Windows 7 at PDC and WinHEC. I look forward to sharing more soon!
    I think they will just follow the same reasons for Windows 8, look at the chronology used by Microsoft on Windows 7 news:

    Windows 8’s name was chosen because it will be the 8th version of Windows. Double-checking this isn’t as easy as you may think and trips up many people. Here are the Windows versions that preceded Windows 8:

    Windows 1.0
    Windows 2.0
    Windows 3.0
    Windows 95 (Windows 4.0)
    Windows 2000 (Windows 5.0)
    Windows Vista (Windows 6.0)
    Windows 7 – Launching October 22nd 2009
    Windows 8!

    Now, some of you who are paying attention will notice that Windows NT, Windows 98, Windows 98 SE and Windows Millennium. This is because:
    • Windows NT was actually treated as Windows 3.1
    • Windows 98, 98SE and Windows Millennium shipped as 4.0.1998, 4.10.2222, and 4.90.3000

    Now, to make matters even more confusing Microsoft have versioned Windows 7 as Windows 6.1. However, they are still treating it as ‘Windows 7′ because of the significance of the release.

    There you go – hope that makes sense now!
    obs. Windows XP is not on the list because is treated by Microsoft as 5.1 ( a continuation for 2000)

    There's another thing... windows 7 name worked so well, then what's the reason for they come up with an another freak name?
    Last edited by LFB; 26 Jul 2009 at 04:56.
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  5. #25

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    WDP 8 x86

    Windows White Buffalo
    The white bufflo stands out in the heard of os's and is the chosen leader.
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  6. #26

    SomeWhere in the HOT Arizona Desert!
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    Win_8 Build 7959 x64

    You mean like this ?

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  7. #27

    bhuulo Junior Member

    or may be like this
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  8. #28

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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit

    White buffalo? guys we need OS. not bullshit. LOL.
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  9. #29

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    WDP 8 x86

    Quote Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
    You mean like this ?

    yeh Doc just like that! Thanks for the picture. also like the one bhuulo posted. Its just a thing of mine white buffs are the sacred cow of some the American Indians. Just chillin. Larry
    Last edited by myzr; 27 Jul 2009 at 07:52.
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  10. #30

    South Coast NSW
    Posts : 34
    W7 Ultimate RTM x64

    I say "Windows Thunder" , sounds cool
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