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Tuesday, November 4 12:00 AM EDT

Reasons for Microsoft Choosing the Name Windows 7


11. It's the number of years before it'll be released.
10. Proves that Windows is only three versions behind Apple.
9. Product naming team wanted to leave early to beat rush hour.
8. With so few names not trademarked, Windows 7 sounded better than Windows Popplers.
7. Because as they say at Microsoft, seventh time's the charm.
6. Instead of using release years, new editions will now be named according to years until the robot uprising.
5. Pretty sure 7 doesn't mean anything offensive in any foreign language.
4. Drawing comparisons to the seven deadly sins with name just too irresistible.
3. It's the number of debuggers working on this version.
2. Signifies the number of billions Bill Gates lost in the stock market last week.
1. Want to remind users of the good old days of Windows for Workgroups 3.11 instead of Vista.

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