Windows 7 has a name finally!

Well after struggling finding a name for the vista successor Microsoft decided to simply call it “Windows 7”. The codename becomes the actual name.

After all it’s a pretty reasonable choice, because for the enduser it is way easier to distinguish between the different Windows versions if the name is a plain number. Will Windows 7.0 be better than Windows 6.0 also knows as Vista ? 7 is a magical number, but actually it’s Windows 6.1 since Windows 7 will be more like Vista SE. Windows 7 will be completely backwards-compatible to Vista, there aren’t enough significant changes to justify a new kernel version 7.0.

Published: Friday, October 17th, 2008 Last Modified: May 26, 2013

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