Can Dvorak Count?

By Michael Flanakin @ 3:27 PM :: 1728 Views :: Technology :: Digg it!

Dvorak, in his typical sensationalist nature, questioned the code name for the next version of Windows: Windows "7". He claims it should be Windows "19". Apparently, he doesn't know much about versioning. I expected more from him... well, maybe not. He's all about getting attention and taking every opportunity to point a finger. That's ok, tho. I have no problem with that, but I do have to point out when he makes an idiotic comment like this one. I checked out Wikipedia and updated it to include version numbers it the table of releases for Windows. For good measure, here's a list of the named releases and their version numbers...

  • Windows 95 (v4.0)
  • Windows 98 (v4.10)
  • Windows 2000 (v5.0)
  • Windows Me (v4.90)
  • Windows XP (v5.1)
  • Windows Server 2003 (v5.2)
  • Windows Vista (v6.0)
  • Windows Server 2008 (v6.1)
  • Windows "7" (v7.0)

Personally, I hope they stick with "7". I kind of doubt it'll happen, but I love the name.