Thursday, 16 October 2008

Official Name Of New Windows Version Released

Windows 3.x, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows XP, and Windows Vista – all of these versions have non-version based titles [except Windows 3.x]. However the next version of Windows, codenamed Windows 7 is different.

Corporate Vice President of Windows Product Management for Microsoft, Mike Nash, announced on the Windows Vista Team Blog yesterday, "we have been referring to it by a codename, "Windows 7." But now is a good time to announce that we've decided to officially call the next version of Windows, "Windows 7.""

So there you have it, the next version of Windows, codenamed Windows 7 will be called, Windows 7.

Obviously this 'new' name has saved the imagination department another 3.2billion USD!


  1. Imaginative! For the suckers (me) who were forced to upgrade to Vista - will we be left dead in the water with a frustrating and glitch ridden OS or will they continue to support it. What I would give for a copy of XP...

  2. Support for Vista will continue until 2012, and MS will continually develop for the OS. Windows 7 is being released in q3-4 next year which brings them back on track with their usual release times.
    Why are you unhappy with Vista? I use XP at work, Vista on my main PC and Ubuntu on my laptop. I am far happier with Vista at home than XP, but Ubuntu feels cooler on my laptop [plus it gets a few questions if I'm out and about]!

  3. I think it is mainly having to give permission to everything. I must admit, it has grown on me. However, the fact that I have games that simply don't run and the fact it is memory intensive. It might also be the classic "I've been using XP for well over 5 years" combined with the "If it ain't broken, don't fix it belief"

  4. You can turn off the whole "having to given permission to everything" thing quite easily (presuming you are referring to UAC or User Access Control?).
    If you'd like to know how, just ask!

  5. If that is the thing where you open up a program and it says, "WAIT! Are you sure you meant to click that?!?" If so, please explain :P

  6. That's exactly what I mean.
    I will do an article on how to disable it tonight, hopefully you (and others) will find it useful.


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