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Windows Blue poised to become Windows 8.1

  1. #11


    Quote Originally Posted by FuturDreamz View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by vrosa View Post
    Actually Windows Blue kernel number is 6.3, and I guess that the final build will be 9600.
    So let me get this straight: 8.1 is actually 6.3 and not 6.2.1 even though 8 is 6.2, and 6.3 is also 9600?
    Build number grows sequentially independently of kernel changes.

    Windows Vista RTM: 6.0.6000
    Windows Vista SP1: 6.0.6001
    Windows Vista SP2: 6.0.6002
    Windows 7 RTM: 6.1.7600
    Windows 7 SP1: 6.1.7601
    Windows 8 RTM: 6.2.9200
    Windows Blue: 6.3.9364+

    Last edited by vrosa; 02 Apr 2013 at 18:11.

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  2. #12


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    Quote Originally Posted by FuturDreamz View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by vrosa View Post
    Actually Windows Blue kernel number is 6.3, and I guess that the final build will be 9600.
    So let me get this straight: 8.1 is actually 6.3 and not 6.2.1 even though 8 is 6.2, and 6.3 is also 9600?
    That's the NT Kernel build version, 6.3 is Windows 8 Blue. Windows 8 is NT 6.2. The build number of Blue is like 9342, the leaked one at least. Windows 8 is build number 9200.

    The build string number of 8 is 6.2.9200.

    Windows 8 Blue is 6.3.9342.
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  3. #13


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by FuturDreamz View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by vrosa View Post
    Actually Windows Blue kernel number is 6.3, and I guess that the final build will be 9600.
    So let me get this straight: 8.1 is actually 6.3 and not 6.2.1 even though 8 is 6.2, and 6.3 is also 9600?
    That's the NT Kernel build version, 6.3 is Windows 8 Blue. Windows 8 is NT 6.2. The build number of Blue is like 9342, the leaked one at least. Windows 8 is build number 9200.

    The build string number of 8 is 6.2.9200.


    Windows 8 Blue is 6.3.9342.
    Actually the leaked build is 9364, not 9342.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vrosa View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by FuturDreamz View Post

    So let me get this straight: 8.1 is actually 6.3 and not 6.2.1 even though 8 is 6.2, and 6.3 is also 9600?
    That's the NT Kernel build version, 6.3 is Windows 8 Blue. Windows 8 is NT 6.2. The build number of Blue is like 9342, the leaked one at least. Windows 8 is build number 9200.

    The build string number of 8 is 6.2.9200.


    Windows 8 Blue is 6.3.9342.
    Actually the leaked build is 9364, not 9342.
    I was close.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    Hmmmmm!. . .does this soon a little like OS X 10.1, 10.8, etc. . .
    Or like Windows 3.1, omg.

    I was hoping it would be Windows 8.1, going old school!
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  6. #16


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    Win 8, (VM win7, XP, Vista)


    Quote Originally Posted by FuturDreamz View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by vrosa View Post
    Actually Windows Blue kernel number is 6.3, and I guess that the final build will be 9600.
    So let me get this straight: 8.1 is actually 6.3 and not 6.2.1 even though 8 is 6.2, and 6.3 is also 9600?
    . . .please stop I am getting sea sick. . .
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  7. #17


    So is this going to be an update. Or is this going to be a big giant payed upgrade.
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  8. #18


    Quote Originally Posted by chiumiento View Post
    So is this going to be an update. Or is this going to be a big giant payed upgrade.
    Time will tell us, but I believe that it's gonna be a free upgrade. The kernel has changed, so we can't call it an update or service pack.
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  9. #19


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    That's my understanding too. If the kernel goes from 6.2 to 6.3 it's more than just a SP. That's an OS upgrade.
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  10. #20


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    Yeah, a kernel upgrade is pretty much required to add the performance enhancements that WIndows 8 needs for tablets and such.

    Even then I don't think that Microsoft can get away with charging money for Blue, and I believe they know that.
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