Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Windows 7 is called ... Windows 7

Good name! According to The Register the next version of Windows is going to go back to the numbering they abandoned after NT4, which given the fairly justifiable derision everyone had for Vista when its name was announced is probably a good thing. Let's face it, people hated it 18 months before they even saw it. Windows 7 harks back to a simpler time, when men were men and the Operating System did not come on the equivalent of 2083 floppy disks.

I understand Windows 7 will not ship with lots of the programs we have taken for granted like Windows Mail and Media Player (they should have done that a couple of versions ago and the EU would not have sued them for 500 million euros) - instead we will be expected to use everything online. Excuse me for being cynical, but this isn't just a very good anti-piracy measure, is it Microsoft?

Personally I am still waiting for Windows RG - the Really Good Edition. Demo available here:


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