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    evildictait​or

    Yep. Let's not forget:

    NT 3.5 = kernel version 3.5

    NT 4 = kernel version 4

    Windows 2000= kernel version 5

    Windows XP = Kernel version 5.1 AND kernel version 5.2

    Windows Vista = Kernel version 6

    Windows 7 = Kernel version 6.1 (WTF OMG so retarded)

    Windows 8 = Kernel version 6.2

    I know they want to be all pure about their major numbers and whatever, but really they should just get over it. Windows7 is a major release different to Windows Vista, regardless of whether the NT people think it's a pretty minor change.

    There's also an app-compat thing going on as well: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/oldnewthing/archive/2004/02/13/72476.aspx but frankly in this case I don't think that's a good enough excuse.