Microsoft Version Math ???

Microsoft has officially announced that the name for the next version of Windows, currently code named Windows 7, will be Windows 7. This is the first time that an internal code name has made it to the final product name. My office mate and I were trying to work out on the marker board where the 7 comes from.

I’ve been working with Windows since it started, but I cannot recall where the .5 release is that makes the next build number 7. If you look at it from the outside you want to think that the next build should be Windows 8, but there is some logic behind the 7.

After the marker board I drew a picture  in Visio of the major released builds roughly based on when they came out and the code base. When I get some more cycles I will do some more research and answer my Question — where is the .5 build in this picture.



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