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NT 6.0 (Vista)
NT 6.1 (Windows 7)

Is how it went I thought.
That's certainly how they have been talking about Windows 7 lately, just "Vista plus some other stuff". Sounds like a 6.1 release to me, if XP was just a 5.1 release. (Which I would argue in the first place, there was more in XP than just a few enhancements to Win2K...XP should have been Windows 6, IMHO).

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If it WAS written over from scratch it'd support fewer applications than Linux does currently.
True. How many people have been complaining about DirectX 10 not being backwards compatible enough to run on XP? Imagine the outcry when nothing written for Windows 7 works on Vista or XP! (Or vice versa, of course.)
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True. How many people have been complaining about DirectX 10 not being backwards compatible enough to run on XP? Imagine the outcry when nothing written for Windows 7 works on Vista or XP! (Or vice versa, of course.)
Yeah - obviously they should support every piece of code ever written for windows forever.
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Yeah - obviously they should support every piece of code ever written for windows forever.
They don't though, only the more recent stuff. XP can't run a lot of Windows 95 things, they've removed DOS support. I think removing Windows 9x support in 7 would be a good idea. They don't need to support every piece of code, but maintaining some backwards compatibility is always a good thing.
    
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Yeah - obviously they should support every piece of code ever written for windows forever.
3rd party developers want Windows to support every bit of code. To me, this is why virtualization is so important. Start from scratch, but make sure that you can run all the old OS's on Virtual Machines.
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That's certainly how they have been talking about Windows 7 lately, just "Vista plus some other stuff". Sounds like a 6.1 release to me, if XP was just a 5.1 release. (Which I would argue in the first place, there was more in XP than just a few enhancements to Win2K...XP should have been Windows 6, IMHO).



True. How many people have been complaining about DirectX 10 not being backwards compatible enough to run on XP? Imagine the outcry when nothing written for Windows 7 works on Vista or XP! (Or vice versa, of course.)
How can Windows 7 be 6.1 if they're rewriting kernel?
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Instead of completely dropping compatability. Let Vista or XP stay and start on the new Windows with support for only the most recent like M$ Office 2007 and DX9+. Sift it in slowly and let it take its course for the next 10 years. In 10 years everyone should be on the new architechure and it should run fine.
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That's certainly how they have been talking about Windows 7 lately, just "Vista plus some other stuff". Sounds like a 6.1 release to me, if XP was just a 5.1 release. (Which I would argue in the first place, there was more in XP than just a few enhancements to Win2K...XP should have been Windows 6, IMHO).
I got the impression that it was more of a "Vista without all of the extra bloat and useless garbage". The way they are talking about 7 leads me to believe that they are simply fixing all of Vista's flaws, and trying to get it closer to a cleaner linux-style operating system.
    
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How can Windows 7 be 6.1 if they're rewriting kernel?
They aren't, 7 will be vista v1.5
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Flush it and start a new.
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Doesn't bother me in the slightest. I have HDD space and RAM to be used.
Yeah, so that means we should excuse crappy coding as long as we have the hardware to run it, right? We don't need to make the most of our hardware. We should code Doom 1 crappily so that it uses most of my resources, my computer with the C2Q and 8800GT. Cuz I mean it's cool as long as I have the resources.

I didn't make that one as good as I would have liked to, but my favorite show is on...

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BSODs haven't looked like that since 98, I think.
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