Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Windows 7 is officially named... 'Windows 7'

Microsoft finally realized that they shouldn't try to beat Apple in the naming game with their OSes, so the upcoming Vista successor is going to be called with its beta name after all: Windows 7.

Mike Nash from
Windows Vista Blog (found via Engadget) made the announcement: "The decision to use the name Windows 7 is about simplicity. ... We've used version numbers like Windows 3.11, or dates like Windows 98, or 'aspirational' monikers like Windows XP or Windows Vista. ... Simply put, this is the seventh release of Windows, so therefore 'Windows 7' just makes sense."

That's great and all, but let's hope that this new 'Windows 7' will lasts seven months longer than Windows Vista, which is roughly the time frame when Vista in the end branded as a failure product and dumped/downgraded by everyone.

[blogged with my Treo 750v]

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