The reason why it's called Windows 10

Discussion in 'Microsoft Surface Pro 3' started by RémiM, Oct 1, 2014.

  1. RémiM

    RémiM Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2014
    Messages:
    488
    Likes Received:
    103
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Location:
    somewhere in between Canada and France
    My Device:
    Surface 3 (Atom)
  2. wynand32

    wynand32 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2014
    Messages:
    841
    Likes Received:
    174
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Location:
    Oak Park, CA
    My Device:
    SPro3
    Yeah, that's an interesting theory. Could be true, could be pure speculation. In any case, the Windows 10 name has already grown one me... :)
     
    ctitanic likes this.
  3. GreyFox7

    GreyFox7 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2014
    Messages:
    6,332
    Likes Received:
    1,279
    Trophy Points:
    113
    But with that logic programs will think they are running on Windows 1.
     
  4. ctitanic

    ctitanic Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2012
    Messages:
    2,194
    Likes Received:
    577
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Hollywood, FL
    My Device:
    SPro3
    It's an interesting theory.
     
  5. mtalinm

    mtalinm Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2013
    Messages:
    602
    Likes Received:
    85
    Trophy Points:
    28
    of course macolytes will assume that this was talking about lazy Microsoft programmers...
     
  6. daniielrp

    daniielrp Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2013
    Messages:
    693
    Likes Received:
    133
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Location:
    Preston, UK
    My Device:
    SPro3
    Is it not their 10th OS? Or in short hand OS X?

    "Windows OS X" - has a nice ring to it...

    /s

    :p
     
    dniezby likes this.
  7. Ms.Dos

    Ms.Dos New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2014
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    21
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Uh... no.

    "Window 8.1" is an arbitrary name from the MS marketing department given to the third revision to the Windows Vista code.

    Capture.PNG

    Windows NT 4.0 in the late 1990's was the last Windows OS to have it's actual version number as a part of its name. After that, Microsoft decided that product branding was too important to be left to mercy of the developers. So:
    • Windows 5 became Windows 2000.
    • Windows 5.1 got the XP label - at that point they just seemed to be pulling letters out of a hat.
    • Windows 6 was Vista.
    • Windows 6.1 was named Windows 7 - god knows why.
    • Windows 6.2 continued the masquerade as Windows 8.

    So, version 6.4 is now Windows 10? Well, why not? It's a bit late in the game to start pointing out that the product names make no sense.
     
    dniezby likes this.
  8. ScottyS

    ScottyS Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2013
    Messages:
    672
    Likes Received:
    116
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Location:
    New York
    My Device:
    SPro3
    upload_2014-10-1_20-29-23.png
    This would be great. Simple, clean.
    I loved Cardfile. Used it for contacts and for recipes.
     
    Ms.Dos likes this.
  9. grumpy

    grumpy Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2013
    Messages:
    252
    Likes Received:
    45
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Looky there - 3 apps snapped.... What's old is new again...
     
    ScottyS, Ms.Dos and wynand32 like this.
  10. jnjroach

    jnjroach Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2012
    Messages:
    7,095
    Likes Received:
    1,724
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Seattle, WA USA
    My Device:
    Surface Book
    Also, remember that Windows 9 would be a walking MEME in German Speaking Countries as in Windows No and the number 9 is consider unlucky in Chinese Culture...
     
  11. GreyFox7

    GreyFox7 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2014
    Messages:
    6,332
    Likes Received:
    1,279
    Trophy Points:
    113
    They could always go back to names ... Windows Nova :D

    If you look you can probably find something in a culture or language somewhere that's a negative for just about anything you can think of.
     
  12. Geek.Verve

    Geek.Verve Member

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2014
    Messages:
    43
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    8
    My Device:
    None
    This is the most feasible explanation. Seriously, a code issue as minor as an if {} statement would be so simple to change anywhere it was used.

    As is always the case, it's all about marketing.
     

Share This Page