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Windows 8 Is Windows 6.2


JMH

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Yes, Windows 8 is actually Windows 6.2, versioning-wise. As I’m sure you remember, Windows 7 is Windows 6.1, and Windows Vista was Windows 6.0.

Don’t be surprised if Microsoft ends up making the successor of Windows 8, Windows 6.3, because most likely, this is the plan.

The Windows OS version increment can be a source of incompatibilities with existing applications, especially if they’re designed to check for upper bound OS version.
Windows 8 Is Windows 6.2 - Softpedia
 

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arkhi

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About time somebody pointed that out lol.

Either way, I think this is proper since kernel wise, Win8 does not seem to be much different then Win7 aside from UI changes and some added features here and there. I'm guessing will see Windows NT 7.0 when the change seem very significant like from XP to Vista
 

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About time somebody pointed that out lol.
I thought it was quite obvious tbh. Although Microsoft's naming scheme is still completely baffling, it's very apparent this is basically Windows Vista refined and worked on. Same as XP was basically 2000 with extras (and to an extent; XP SP2 was 2000+ if you want to count that as a different OS to XP - as technically they could have released it as such.)
 

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FuturDreamz

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Oh, yeah. I't practically IDENTICAL to Vista.
 

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mikedl

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Oh, yeah. I't practically IDENTICAL to Vista.
I dunno, really?
I would think it's more akin to Win7 with bonuses! :D

As far as the 6.2 deal, nothing new (look at my User Agent sig).
As the OP link states, it has more to do with program compatibility than anything else.
 

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Perhaps, but there we so many technological changes underneath that I dunno if that'd ring completely true.
Either way, I'd say the NT product evolved a lot more between XP/Vista than it did between Vista/7.
 

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#9
About time somebody pointed that out lol.

Either way, I think this is proper since kernel wise, Win8 does not seem to be much different then Win7 aside from UI changes and some added features here and there. I'm guessing will see Windows NT 7.0 when the change seem very significant like from XP to Vista
it will probably be as bad as vista too :p
 

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About time somebody pointed that out lol.

Either way, I think this is proper since kernel wise, Win8 does not seem to be much different then Win7 aside from UI changes and some added features here and there. I'm guessing will see Windows NT 7.0 when the change seem very significant like from XP to Vista
it will probably be as bad as vista too :p
Well that depends... They're building off a physical platform this time, rather than an abstract source (the market). They already know what works and they can test out what doesn't, so I have high hopes for the next big increment.
 

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