01.03.09

Gemini version available ♊︎

Vista 7 is Just Vista.1, Like Mandriva 2009.1 is to Mandriva 2009

Posted in Marketing, Microsoft, Vista, Vista 7, Windows at 5:13 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

REMEMBER VISTA 7? There is a reason why we insist on calling it Vista 7. Internally, it’s known that the operating system just Vista with some visual changes and it's equally insecure. It’s mostly just marketing fluff. It’s the same as Windows in 2005/6 when only Microsoft fans tried and blogged about Vista/Longhorn.

A reader has just sent us some interesting information: “I just thought you might be interested to know. So-called “Windows 7″ identifies itself as “Windows 6.1″ in the registry: HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\CurrentVersion

“Sounds like internally they use version numbering consistent with being a revision of Vista (6.0).”

“Linux is a cult that captures the best-and-brightest kids.”

Jim Gray (Microsoft Research)

Share in other sites/networks: These icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can share and discover new web pages.
  • Reddit
  • email

Decor ᶃ Gemini Space

Below is a Web proxy. We recommend getting a Gemini client/browser.

Black/white/grey bullet button This post is also available in Gemini over at this address (requires a Gemini client/browser to open).

Decor ✐ Cross-references

Black/white/grey bullet button Pages that cross-reference this one, if any exist, are listed below or will be listed below over time.

Decor ▢ Respond and Discuss

Black/white/grey bullet button If you liked this post, consider subscribing to the RSS feed or join us now at the IRC channels.

9 Comments

  1. The Mad Hatter said,

    January 3, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    Gravatar

    Which is basically the same thing that XP did, it identified itself as 5.1. Windows 2000 was Windows 5, so XP was identifying itself as a variation on 2000.

    What I was told was that this made it easier for Independent Software Vendors, as anything that they’d written for 2000 would work on XP, and apparently anything written for Vista is supposed to work on Windows 7. The only problems as I see it are:

    1) Is there any software written to run on Vista?
    2) Are then any Independent Software Vendors who write for Windows left?

    If the answer is no to either question, or “not many” the exercise is wasted.

  2. G. Michaels said,

    January 3, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    Gravatar

    A reader has just sent us some interesting information: “I just thought you might be interested to know. So-called “Windows 7″ identifies itself as “Windows 6.1″ in the registry

    Standard for all versions of Windows that I can see:

    http://docs.google.com/View?docid=ddb8mfth_0dw4v7hc7

    My XP laptop says “Windows 5.1.2″.

    Here’s even more enlightenment.

    This is rather weird, for someone so allegedly intelligent and knowledgeable about all things Microsoft. In all seriousness, do you have a daily post quota you need to meet or something?

    Note: writer of this comment adds absolutely nothing but stalking and personal attacks against readers, as documented here.

  3. Myfraudsoft said,

    January 4, 2009 at 2:11 am

    Gravatar

    Watch out for this ‘G. Michaels’ fellow, he is a witch hunter (stalks and makes ad hominem attacks on a person called ‘twitter’).

  4. Roy Schestowitz said,

    January 4, 2009 at 4:42 am

    Gravatar

    It’s a vandal.

  5. Omar Hafez said,

    January 4, 2009 at 11:34 am

    Gravatar

    @ G. Michaels

    I can’t believe it, don’t you ever get tired?

    That reminds me of RMS saying:
    “Idiots can be defeated but they never admit it.”

  6. Dan O'Brian said,

    January 4, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    Gravatar

    The version in the registry is the version of the kernel, afaik.

    Windows 7 is the Vista kernel with (supposedly as I’ve never seen it) an improved user-space.

  7. Roy Schestowitz said,

    January 4, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    Gravatar

    IOW, it’s Vista with lipstick, which fails to deliver what they promised. Mary Jo Foley wrote about this disappointment about 6 months ago.

    Remember WinMin?

  8. Dan O'Brian said,

    January 4, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    Gravatar

    No, I don’t remember WinMin.

    Out of curiosity, what did Microsoft promise for Windows 7? I really don’t know because I don’t follow Windows development (I prefer to use Linux when I can).

  9. Roy Schestowitz said,

    January 4, 2009 at 12:39 pm

    Gravatar

    Here is the MJF post:

    “Windows 7 will be a minor update to Vista — with “minor,” here, meaning as less disruptive as possible to users and their applications. Microsoft has said Windows 7 will use the same driver model that Vista did.”

    http://blogs.zdnet.com/microsoft/?p=1413

    Also:

    Windows 7: The information lockdown continues

    http://blogs.zdnet.com/microsoft/?p=1406

    Wilcox:

    Eight Things About Windows 7

    “1. Windows 7 won’t be much different from Windows Vista…

    “2. There’s no new kernel or modular design…

    “3. The user interface won’t radically change….”

    http://www.microsoft-watch.com/content/operating_systems/eight_things_about_windows_7.html?kc=MWRSS02129TX1K0000535

    Also see:

    http://weblog.infoworld.com/enterprisedesktop/archives/2008/06/windows_7_rip.html
    http://www.informationweek.com/blog/main/archives/2008/05/windows_7_shows.html

DecorWhat Else is New


  1. IRC Proceedings: Monday, January 17, 2022

    IRC logs for Monday, January 17, 2022



  2. Links 17/1/2022: More Microsoft-Connected FUD Against Linux as Its Share Continues to Fall

    Links for the day



  3. The GUI Challenge

    The latest article from Andy concerns the Command Line Challenge



  4. Links 17/1/2022: digiKam 7.5.0 and GhostBSD 22.01.12 Released

    Links for the day



  5. IRC Proceedings: Sunday, January 16, 2022

    IRC logs for Sunday, January 16, 2022



  6. Links 17/1/2022: postmarketOS 21.12 Service Pack 1 and Mumble 1.4 Released

    Links for the day



  7. [Meme] Gemini Space (or Geminispace): From 441 Working Capsules to 1,600 Working Capsules in Just 12 Months

    Gemini space now boasts 1,600 working capsules, a massive growth compared to last January, as we noted the other day (1,600 is now official)



  8. [Meme] European Patent Office Space

    The EPO maintains a culture of illegal surveillance, inherited from Benoît Battistelli and taken to a whole new level by António Campinos



  9. Gemini Rings (Like Webrings) and Shared Spaces in Geminspace

    Much like the Web of 20+ years ago, Gemini lets online communities — real communities (not abused tenants, groomed to be ‘monetised’ like in Facebook or Flickr) — form networks, guilds, and rings



  10. Links 16/1/2022: Latte Dock 0.11 and librest 0.9.0

    Links for the day



  11. The Corporate Cabal (and Spy Agencies-Enabled Monopolies) Engages in Raiding of the Free Software Community and Hacker Culture

    In an overt attack on the people who actually did all the work — the geeks who built excellent software to be gradually privatised through the Linux Foundation (a sort of price-fixing and openwashing cartel for shared interests of proprietary software firms) — is receiving more widespread condemnation; even the OSI has been bribed to become a part-time Microsoft outsourcer as organisations are easier to corrupt than communities



  12. EPO's Web Site Constantly Spammed by Lies About Privacy While EPO Breaks the Law and Outsources Data to the United States

    The António Campinos-led EPO works for imperialism, it not only protects the rich; sadly, António’s father isn’t alive anymore and surely he would blast his son for doing what he does to progress his career while lying to staff and European citizens



  13. Links 16/1/2022: Tsunami and Patents

    Links for the day



  14. IRC Proceedings: Saturday, January 15, 2022

    IRC logs for Saturday, January 15, 2022



  15. Links 16/1/2022: Year of the GNU/Linux Desktop and Catch-up With Patent Misinformation

    Links for the day



  16. Patrick Breyer, Unlike Most German Politicians, Highlights the Fact That Unified Patent Court (UPC) and Unitary Patent Are Incompatible With EU Law

    A longtime critic of EPO abuses (under both Benoît Battistelli and António Campinos leadership), as well as a vocal critic of software patents, steps in to point out the very obvious



  17. Links 15/1/2022: Flameshot 11.0 and Libvirt 8.0

    Links for the day



  18. Blogging and Microblogging in Geminispace With Gemini Protocol

    Writing one’s thoughts and other things in Geminispace — even without setting up a Gemini server — is totally possible; gateways and services do exist for this purpose



  19. Links 15/1/2022: Raspberry Pi in Business

    Links for the day



  20. IRC Proceedings: Friday, January 14, 2022

    IRC logs for Friday, January 14, 2022



  21. Gemini Clients: Comparing Moonlander, Telescope, Amfora, Kristall, and Lagrange (Newer and Older)

    There are many independent implementations of clients (similar to Web browsers) that deal with Gemini protocol and today we compare them visually, using Techrights as a test case/capsule



  22. 2022 Starts With Censorship of Christmas and Other Greetings at the EPO

    The nihilists who run the EPO want a monopoly on holiday greetings; to make matters worse, they’re censoring staff representatives in their intranet whilst inconsistently applying said policies



  23. Links 14/1/2022: FFmpeg 5.0 and Wine 7.0 RC6

    Links for the day



  24. White House Asking Proprietary Software Companies That Add NSA Back Doors About Their Views on 'Open Source' Security

    The US government wants us to think that in order to tackle security issues we need to reach out to the collective 'wisdom' of the very culprits who created the security mess in the first place (even by intention, for imperialistic objectives)



  25. Links 14/1/2022: EasyOS 3.2.1 and Qt 6.3 Alpha

    Links for the day



  26. Scientific Excellence and the Debian Social Contract

    The Debian Project turns 30 next year; in spite of it being so ubiquitous (most of the important distros of GNU/Linux are based on Debian) it is suffering growing pains and some of that boils down to corporate cash and toxic, deeply divisive politics



  27. Links 14/1/2022: openSUSE Leap 15.2 EoL, VFX Designers Are Using GNU/Linux

    Links for the day



  28. IRC Proceedings: Thursday, January 13, 2022

    IRC logs for Thursday, January 13, 2022



  29. 2022 Commences With Microsoft-Themed (and Microsoft-Connected) FUD Against GNU/Linux

    A psychopathic Microsoft, aided by operatives inside the mainstream and so-called 'tech' media, keeps spreading old and invalid stigma about "Linux" and Free software; few people still bother responding to these fact-free FUD campaigns, which boil down to ‘perception management’ PR/propaganda



  30. Between January 2021 and January 2022 the Number of Active Gemini Capsules Nearly Quadrupled Based on Publicly-Available Catalogue of Capsules

    Geminispace has grown to about 2,000 known capsules and 1,600 of them are active, permanently online, fully accessible; in January last year these numbers were about 4 times smaller


RSS 64x64RSS Feed: subscribe to the RSS feed for regular updates

Home iconSite Wiki: You can improve this site by helping the extension of the site's content

Home iconSite Home: Background about the site and some key features in the front page

Chat iconIRC Channel: Come and chat with us in real time

Recent Posts