The Windows Name Game

Today is Windows 7 Day. What better way to celebrate than to remember the two Windows desktop genealogies?

Let’s begin with the long-forgotten family that started out as a graphical shell for DOS:

Windows 1.0
Windows 2.0
Windows 3.0
Windows 3.1
Windows 3.11
Windows for Workgroups 3.11
Windows 95
Windows 98
Windows Millennium Edition (Windows Me)

Then there’s the “New Technology” family, based on a non-DOS bootloader:

Windows NT 3.1
Windows NT 3.5
Windows NT 4.0
Windows 2000
Windows XP
Windows Vista
Windows 7

What will come next?

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