Quote Originally Posted by Mystro256 View Post
If you look at the kernel versions with each release, 6.0 was Vista, and 6.1 was seven... so wonder what Window Eight has coming, 6.2 or 7.0?
So where the hell did Windows Seven and Eight come from? It's all just silly marketing anyway.
Windows 7 only has the version number 6.1 because driver makers are lazy and bumping the major version number up was what caused most drivers to fail on windows vista, not that they didnt work but just that the drivers checked for the xp version number and if they didnt find it they failed. To avoid this issue happening again in windows 7 they just bumped up the minor version number instead.