A. For the first time in Microsoft Windows history, the final name of the client OS will be the same as its codename: Windows 7 will succeed Windows Vista. Windows 7 is being marketed as a major update for the client OS, even though its internal kernel version will only be increased to 6.1 from Vista’s 6.0. On the server side, the successor to Windows Server 2008 will be Windows Server 2008 R2, a minor release