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Why is it called Windows 7

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by mister_friendly@the-newzgroups.com, Apr 2, 2010.

  1. Just curious. Why was Windows 7 called "7"?
    The year is not ending in a 7.
    They already used 95 and 98.
    I would have expected Windows 10 or 2010 (as in the year 2010)

    Why the "7" ????

    Or is it like this

    Win3.x = 1
    Win 95 = 2
    Win 98 = 3
    Win ME = 4
    Win XP = 5
    Vista = 6
    Win 7 = 7

    Curious minds want to know !!!!
     
  2. VanguardLH

    VanguardLH Flightless Bird

  3. On Sat, 3 Apr 2010 02:34:38 -0500, VanguardLH <V@nguard.LH> wrote:

    >mister_friendly@the-newzgroups.com wrote:
    >
    >> Why was Windows 7 called "7"?

    >
    >What do you see when you run winver.exe?


    To answer your question, I see "Windows 98" (cuz I'm running 98 at the
    moment).

    Because I do not have Windows 7, I have no clue what I'd see in Win7?
    You tell me, if you have Win7 installed.

    Thanks
     
  4. David Webb

    David Webb Flightless Bird

    Read all about the Windows series here:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows

    --
    Google is your friend.....

    <mister_friendly@the-newzgroups.com> wrote in message
    news:5lpdr51gtr2tbk8ujdphjdoh6vbihu4t5v@4ax.com...
    > Just curious. Why was Windows 7 called "7"?
    > The year is not ending in a 7.
    > They already used 95 and 98.
    > I would have expected Windows 10 or 2010 (as in the year 2010)
    >
    > Why the "7" ????
    >
    > Or is it like this
    >
    > Win3.x = 1
    > Win 95 = 2
    > Win 98 = 3
    > Win ME = 4
    > Win XP = 5
    > Vista = 6
    > Win 7 = 7
    >
    > Curious minds want to know !!!!
    >
    >
     
  5. philo

    philo Flightless Bird

    mister_friendly@the-newzgroups.com wrote:
    > Just curious. Why was Windows 7 called "7"?
    > The year is not ending in a 7.
    > They already used 95 and 98.
    > I would have expected Windows 10 or 2010 (as in the year 2010)
    >
    > Why the "7" ????
    >
    > Or is it like this
    >
    > Win3.x = 1
    > Win 95 = 2
    > Win 98 = 3
    > Win ME = 4
    > Win XP = 5
    > Vista = 6
    > Win 7 = 7
    >
    > Curious minds want to know !!!!
    >
    >




    Window7 is simply a return to the "NT" numbering system


    Windows 1, 2, 3x, Windows 95/98/ME were all DOS-based


    but starting with NT3.1 "NT" operating systems were no longer DOS based
    (you can do your own research as to what "NT" operating systems are )


    NT 3.51 and NT4 came next

    but the next step NT5 was called "Windows 2000"

    and XP is really NT5.1


    Vista= NT6


    and now Win7 is simply NT7
     
  6. Ken Blake, MVP

    Ken Blake, MVP Flightless Bird

    On Sat, 03 Apr 2010 07:05:25 -0500, philo <philo@privacy.net> wrote:

    > mister_friendly@the-newzgroups.com wrote:
    > > Just curious. Why was Windows 7 called "7"?
    > > The year is not ending in a 7.
    > > They already used 95 and 98.
    > > I would have expected Windows 10 or 2010 (as in the year 2010)
    > >
    > > Why the "7" ????
    > >
    > > Or is it like this
    > >
    > > Win3.x = 1
    > > Win 95 = 2
    > > Win 98 = 3
    > > Win ME = 4
    > > Win XP = 5
    > > Vista = 6
    > > Win 7 = 7
    > >
    > > Curious minds want to know !!!!
    > >
    > >

    >
    >
    >
    > Window7 is simply a return to the "NT" numbering system
    >
    >
    > Windows 1, 2, 3x, Windows 95/98/ME were all DOS-based
    >
    >
    > but starting with NT3.1 "NT" operating systems were no longer DOS based
    > (you can do your own research as to what "NT" operating systems are )
    >
    >
    > NT 3.51 and NT4 came next
    >
    > but the next step NT5 was called "Windows 2000"
    >
    > and XP is really NT5.1
    >
    >
    > Vista= NT6
    >
    >
    > and now Win7 is simply NT7



    Windows 7 is NT 6.1. Do the Ver command to see that yourself.

    --
    Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003
    Please Reply to the Newsgroup
     
  7. glee

    glee Flightless Bird

    <mister_friendly@the-newzgroups.com> wrote in message
    news:5lpdr51gtr2tbk8ujdphjdoh6vbihu4t5v@4ax.com...
    > Just curious. Why was Windows 7 called "7"?
    > The year is not ending in a 7.
    > They already used 95 and 98.
    > I would have expected Windows 10 or 2010 (as in the year 2010)
    >
    > Why the "7" ????
    >
    > Or is it like this
    >
    > Win3.x = 1
    > Win 95 = 2
    > Win 98 = 3
    > Win ME = 4
    > Win XP = 5
    > Vista = 6
    > Win 7 = 7
    >
    > Curious minds want to know !!!!



    It actually has nothing to do with the "NT numbering system" as someone
    suggested. The NT version of Windows 7 is actually 6.1, chosen in part
    because of its similarity to the Vista build and to increase program
    compatibility, similar to the choice to version Windows 2000 and XP both
    as NT5.x versions.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_NT#Releases

    Microsoft determined that it was the seventh release of a major Windows
    version, and chose that name, even though it does not correspond with
    the version number of the operating system.

    Why is it called Windows 7?
    http://www.edbott.com/weblog/?p=2161

    This also might help you understand:
    http://www.askvg.com/why-microsoft-used-the-name-windows-7-explanation-inside/

    --
    Glen Ventura, MS MVP Oct. 2002 - Sept. 2009
    A+
    http://dts-l.net/
     
  8. VanguardLH

    VanguardLH Flightless Bird

    mister_friendly@the-newzgroups.com wrote:

    > On Sat, 3 Apr 2010 02:34:38 -0500, VanguardLH <V@nguard.LH> wrote:
    >
    >>mister_friendly@the-newzgroups.com wrote:
    >>
    >>> Why was Windows 7 called "7"?

    >>
    >>What do you see when you run winver.exe?

    >
    > To answer your question, I see "Windows 98" (cuz I'm running 98 at the
    > moment).
    >
    > Because I do not have Windows 7, I have no clue what I'd see in Win7?
    > You tell me, if you have Win7 installed.
    >
    > Thanks


    You got your one-shot for a response. Next time don't omit the obvious
    information that you already know. Read the other replies.
     
  9. HeyBub

    HeyBub Flightless Bird

    mister_friendly@the-newzgroups.com wrote:
    > Just curious. Why was Windows 7 called "7"?
    > The year is not ending in a 7.
    > They already used 95 and 98.
    > I would have expected Windows 10 or 2010 (as in the year 2010)
    >
    > Why the "7" ????
    >
    > Or is it like this
    >
    > Win3.x = 1
    > Win 95 = 2
    > Win 98 = 3
    > Win ME = 4
    > Win XP = 5
    > Vista = 6
    > Win 7 = 7
    >
    > Curious minds want to know !!!!


    Because "Tits Aplenty" was already trademarked?
     
  10. Twayne

    Twayne Flightless Bird

    In news:hp7l9f$h8a$1@news.albasani.net,
    VanguardLH <V@nguard.LH> typed:
    > mister_friendly@the-newzgroups.com wrote:
    >
    >> On Sat, 3 Apr 2010 02:34:38 -0500, VanguardLH
    >> <V@nguard.LH> wrote:
    >>
    >>> mister_friendly@the-newzgroups.com wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> Why was Windows 7 called "7"?
    >>>
    >>> What do you see when you run winver.exe?

    >>
    >> To answer your question, I see "Windows 98" (cuz I'm
    >> running 98 at the moment).
    >>
    >> Because I do not have Windows 7, I have no clue what I'd
    >> see in Win7? You tell me, if you have Win7 installed.
    >>
    >> Thanks

    >
    > You got your one-shot for a response. Next time don't omit
    > the obvious information that you already know. Read the
    > other replies.


    Vangourd's an idiot; ignore him. He's also a troller.
     
  11. Twayne

    Twayne Flightless Bird

    In news:5lpdr51gtr2tbk8ujdphjdoh6vbihu4t5v@4ax.com,
    mister_friendly@the-newzgroups.com
    <mister_friendly@the-newzgroups.com> typed:
    > Just curious. Why was Windows 7 called "7"?
    > The year is not ending in a 7.
    > They already used 95 and 98.
    > I would have expected Windows 10 or 2010 (as in the year
    > 2010)
    >
    > Why the "7" ????
    >
    > Or is it like this
    >
    > Win3.x = 1
    > Win 95 = 2
    > Win 98 = 3
    > Win ME = 4
    > Win XP = 5
    > Vista = 6
    > Win 7 = 7
    >
    > Curious minds want to know !!!!


    Actually, in the internal numbering scheme they use at MS, the
    expected name would have been something that sounded like or
    releated it to Vista, which they didn't want, even though
    NT6.1/win7 IS actually a re-arranged, not even completely
    rewritten, version of Vista, the OS that was pure crap. Win7
    is defaulted and runs a bit better than Vista, but not much.
    I'm sure there will be naysayers to this, but ... that's
    what it's about.

    HTH,

    Twayne`
     
  12. Bernd

    Bernd Flightless Bird

  13. philo

    philo Flightless Bird

    Ken Blake, MVP wrote:
    > On Sat, 03 Apr 2010 07:05:25 -0500, philo <philo@privacy.net> wrote:
    >
    >> mister_friendly@the-newzgroups.com wrote:
    >>> Just curious. Why was Windows 7 called "7"?
    >>> The year is not ending in a 7.
    >>> They already used 95 and 98.
    >>> I would have expected Windows 10 or 2010 (as in the year 2010)
    >>>
    >>> Why the "7" ????
    >>>
    >>> Or is it like this
    >>>
    >>> Win3.x = 1
    >>> Win 95 = 2
    >>> Win 98 = 3
    >>> Win ME = 4
    >>> Win XP = 5
    >>> Vista = 6
    >>> Win 7 = 7
    >>>
    >>> Curious minds want to know !!!!
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >>
    >> Window7 is simply a return to the "NT" numbering system
    >>
    >>
    >> Windows 1, 2, 3x, Windows 95/98/ME were all DOS-based
    >>
    >>
    >> but starting with NT3.1 "NT" operating systems were no longer DOS based
    >> (you can do your own research as to what "NT" operating systems are )
    >>
    >>
    >> NT 3.51 and NT4 came next
    >>
    >> but the next step NT5 was called "Windows 2000"
    >>
    >> and XP is really NT5.1
    >>
    >>
    >> Vista= NT6
    >>
    >>
    >> and now Win7 is simply NT7

    >
    >
    > Windows 7 is NT 6.1. Do the Ver command to see that yourself.
    >




    Oh my


    I guess Microsoft goofed then

    it should be Windows 6.1


    (g)


    But seriously

    thanks for the correction
     
  14. VanguardLH

    VanguardLH Flightless Bird

    Twayne wrote:

    > In news:hp7l9f$h8a$1@news.albasani.net,
    > VanguardLH <V@nguard.LH> typed:
    >> mister_friendly@the-newzgroups.com wrote:
    >>
    >>> On Sat, 3 Apr 2010 02:34:38 -0500, VanguardLH
    >>> <V@nguard.LH> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> mister_friendly@the-newzgroups.com wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>> Why was Windows 7 called "7"?
    >>>>
    >>>> What do you see when you run winver.exe?
    >>>
    >>> To answer your question, I see "Windows 98" (cuz I'm
    >>> running 98 at the moment).
    >>>
    >>> Because I do not have Windows 7, I have no clue what I'd
    >>> see in Win7? You tell me, if you have Win7 installed.
    >>>
    >>> Thanks

    >>
    >> You got your one-shot for a response. Next time don't omit
    >> the obvious information that you already know. Read the
    >> other replies.

    >
    > Vangourd's an idiot; ignore him. He's also a troller.


    Note that anyone that disagrees with Twayne has him declaring them a
    troller. In the past, if I expressed a viewpoint with which he agreed then
    I was his buddy. He has short-term memory and is very fickle.
     
  15. mm

    mm Flightless Bird

    On Sat, 03 Apr 2010 07:05:25 -0500, philo <philo@privacy.net> wrote:

    >
    >
    >Window7 is simply a return to the "NT" numbering system
    >
    >
    >Windows 1, 2, 3x, Windows 95/98/ME were all DOS-based
    >
    >
    >but starting with NT3.1 "NT" operating systems were no longer DOS based
    >(you can do your own research as to what "NT" operating systems are )


    I was told it was Neville Tchamberlain.
    >
    >NT 3.51 and NT4 came next
    >
    >but the next step NT5 was called "Windows 2000"
    >
    >and XP is really NT5.1
    >
    >
    >Vista= NT6
    >
    >
    >and now Win7 is simply NT7
     

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