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Windows 7 was built directly off Server 2008 SP1's codebase, however the Kernel version of 6.1 isn't a sign of it being treated as a minor version of Windows nor does it reflect upon that.

After Windows Vista's development the Windows division went under a radical number of changes, more so to with the way in which Windows itself is developed. At the time of Longhorn and Vista's development it was Jim Allchin who was in charge of the Windows teams, he retired shortly after Vista hit RTM.

Since then it has been Steven Sinofsky who has been appointed president of Microsoft's Windows division, after being head of the Office team for some time. Sinofsky has been the one putting forward these new changes, and has a much different approach on overall development of Windows. Microsoft no longer refer to Windows as "Major or "Minor" versions, but class them as "Releases" and thus aren't jumping each NT Kernel version number by 9 or 10 each time. For example, Windows 8's NT Kernel version will be 6.2, and evidence of this has already been spotted in various pre-M2 build strings:

6.2.7901.0.101210-1755
6.2.7902.0.101213-1745
6.2.7903.0.101215-2325
6.2.7904.0.101216-1845
There's also the fact drivers are compatible? Either way you look at it, Win7 is pretty much Vista R2.
And honestly, I wouldn't be surprised if MS has worked out new kernels don't sell well at first, Win8 will be based off Vista too.
    
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How can ME be a bloated 98 when ME removed MS-DOS?
Because they added a lot more crap than they removed, most of it less useful than real-mode DOS.

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Also add in the fact XP slows to a crawl after a month, graphics drivers aren't as optimised and the multiple-CPU/Core stack is absolute crap.
I didn't run into these issues with XP or XP x64. Of course, I've always kept a tidy system and disabled irrelevances like prefetch.

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Windows vista didn't have ANY issues. I don't get why people hate it. The horror stories come from vistas installed on prebuilts with not enough ram to run it. Vista requires 600, which is not too much, yet they sold machines with 512mb of slow ram with vista, like my old HP. I had to add more ram. But it ONLY takes 600mb... That's it. W7 probably takes the same amount
Every version of Windows (and every other OS) has issues and Vista was no exception.
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but the russians are on linux now
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I didn't run into these issues with XP or XP x64. Of course, I've always kept a tidy system and disabled irrelevances like prefetch.
It's because the registry gets larger and larger.

The better CPU usage on Vista/7 is just normal improvements in coding and the scheduler.
    
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I grew up on DOS, ME wasn't so bad...Once you disable system restore and make sure that the system doesn't have a faulty RAM stick, it's fine.
Every computer at that time had a faulty ram stick. Dual channel ddr and just ddr in general was a major pain in the butt. Northbridges just couldn't deal with it. Things got infinitely better when DDR2 came out.
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Every computer at that time had a faulty ram stick. Dual channel ddr and just ddr in general was a major pain in the butt. Northbridges just couldn't deal with it. Things got infinitely better when DDR2 came out.
DDR1 is horribly unreliable, eugh, my Athlon XP system has gone through 5 RAM sticks in this past year.
I think the motherboards on the way out.
    
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There's also the fact drivers are compatible? Either way you look at it, Win7 is pretty much Vista R2.
And honestly, I wouldn't be surprised if MS has worked out new kernels don't sell well at first, Win8 will be based off Vista too.
Yes drivers will obviously be compatible because it's the same codebase, which in turn has more or less the same Hardware Abstraction Layer with only minor tweaks added. So you could call Windows 7 a Vista R2, if you wanted.

In it's current form, Windows 8 is being built off Windows7/Server 08 R2.
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Oh no.

Not again.
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