Reply to post: Re: To some MSDOS was an major leap forward.

Microsoft liberates ancient MS-DOS source from the museum and sticks it in GitHub

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Re: To some MSDOS was an major leap forward.

Windows 7 wasn't a service pack for Vista, Vista had two service packs.

Windows 7 kernal was only numbered 6.1 for application compatibly, so you didn't get a bunch of apps checking kernel number and giving an error that they were not compatible with that version of Windows.

This is the same reason Microsoft skipped Windows 9, because badly coding version checks could mistake it for Windows 95 or 98.

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