This post is in response to the following article:
“Why 7” by Mike Nash, 10/14/2008
Summary of the article: The successor to Windows Vista will be called Windows 7 because it is the 7th generation of Windows operating system. The internal “OS Version” will be coded as 6.1 for compatibility.
Thesis of this rebuttal: Don’t blame the developers! Mis-matched product names and versions introduces needless complexity, and is a recipe for confusion and frustration.