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    Default Windows 7????

    7? Where did they get that number from then? Let's go through the versions I can think of off hand...

    Windows 1
    Windows 2
    Windows 3
    Windows 95
    Windows 98
    Windows ME
    Windows 2000
    Windows XP
    Vista

    Do we count the different versions of NT???

    So then, how do they reckon they are on version seven???? Can anyone advise?
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    I think it's for the 7 on a dice, because it's gonna be a crap shoot to see if it's even worse than Vista or not!!

    (I trust You guys over there do play dice when you're not busy watching your full length DVDs)
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    Lets assume 95, 98 and ME are variants of the same version (version 4, 4.1 and 4.2), 2000 a varient of NT, XP is version 5, Vista version 6, which leaves the next one as version 7. Simple!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc Peters View Post
    Lets assume 95, 98 and ME are variants of the same version (version 4, 4.1 and 4.2), 2000 a varient of NT, XP is version 5, Vista version 6, which leaves the next one as version 7. Simple!
    Yeah....we get to seven like this;

    Windows 1
    Windows 2 (incorporating 2.1)
    Windows 3 (incorporating 3.1, 3.11, wfwg)
    Windows 95 'family' (95, 98, 98SE, ME)
    Windows XP
    Windows Vista
    Windows 7

    I don't think the NT family is included as this was originally not intended for 'home' use. Even Windows 2000 was not really a domestic Operating System. Obviously, with the growth of the Internet and incoming viral theats, NT technology has been embraced in latter home Operating Systems.

    I'm sticking with XP for a bit anyway.

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    Once I got excited about my OS - that was back in the day when win 95/98/me were all pants.
    Then I got XP and was very happy - now it's just there - in the background - just unobtrusively does what it should.

    I feel totally no urge to upgrade to vista and I will need some convincing that 7 has anything to offer me.

    I mean - XP just works and once your OS just works why change ?

    I will only swap when I am forced too by obselescence. I hope 7 will have an option to look like win 2000 as XP does - I dont want my OS to look cool or jazzy - I want it to fade into the background.

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    Sorry to get all nerdy here but I actually thought Windows 98 SE was a robust, reliable and very usable opertaing system.

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    Yea - to be accurate I recall 95 was pants - 98 was usable but i recall weekly crashes - win me was, well it had ME, as in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis.

    I find XP just about perfect for me.

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    Ur quite right, 'Me' was tragic.

    XP is a top OS fair play.

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    i believe its

    windows 1
    windows 2
    windows 3, 3.11 NT 3.5 etc
    Windows NT 4
    Windows 2000 (NT5)
    Windows XP (NT5.1)
    Vista (NT6)
    Windows 7

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    Quote Originally Posted by anon View Post
    i believe its

    windows 1
    windows 2
    windows 3, 3.11 NT 3.5 etc
    Windows NT 4
    Windows 2000 (NT5)
    Windows XP (NT5.1)
    Vista (NT6)
    Windows 7
    Seems about right.

    FWIW, Vista which was being developed in what, the early noughties was developed in the context of the Megahertz wars. I've read somewhere that the target processor speed for Vista was 5.0MHz, but of course, as we all know the processor manufacturers never sorted the heat dissipation problems associated with speeds like that and instead went for the multi-core architectures. Vista was bloated in the (then) expectation that pretty soon it wouldn't matter. In the end it has.

    From what I've been reading around the blogosphere, windows 7 should be a far more streamlined operating system in line with current processor requirements .

    But as I can afford to I'm migrating my boxes to Apple, not because I have a hate for MS, or a particular love for Apple, but because personally I just find it all works so much more to my liking.

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