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  1. b0blight's Avatar
    Because they can, that's why they name it Windows 10
    10-01-2014 08:18 AM
  2. jlzimmerman's Avatar
    Version number logic:
    Windows 7 = NT6.1 = 6+1 = 7
    Windows 8 = NT 6.2 = 6+2 = 8
    Windows 8.1 = NT 6.3 = 6+3 = 9
    Windows 10 = NT 6.4? = 6+4 = 10
    This is the most reasonable explanation yet. I just wish MS would explain why. The tech articles and haters are already stating how MS is so confused on what they're doing that they can't even get their versioning straight.
    10-01-2014 09:16 AM
  3. Zuchit's Avatar
    May be because Microsoft is already famous for their slow updates and they want to change it taking a leap to 10!
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    10-01-2014 09:37 AM
  4. anon(9057135)'s Avatar
    Did you get electrocuted when you read "Windows 10"? No.
    Is the name the main reason you love/hate Windows? No.
    Then wth?
    I'm sorry but those are your opinions. Mine are different, I think Windows 10 Sounds good, but to me I think they should have went numeral order.
    10-01-2014 09:51 AM
  5. anon(9057135)'s Avatar
    Because they can, that's why they name it Windows 10
    No der they can xD But it has confused so many people.
    10-01-2014 09:53 AM
  6. berty6294's Avatar
    Cause 7 ate 9.
    10-01-2014 09:54 AM
  7. anon(9057135)'s Avatar
    Can you elaborate? Whats wrong with the 10?

    I love the Xbox One name, and las console was named Xbox 360.

    Or better: Windows 95 -> Windows 98 (WTF! where is the 97??) -> Windows ME (what??)
    Windows 2000 -> Windows XP (WTF! where is the 2001?) -> Windows Vista -> Windows 7

    A name is just that, a name.
    Your post is invalid. Not ever, will they release a OS every year. Also they realized how stupid years were. Yes it's a name, but if you didn't see the topics title I asked why they wanted to skip the number 9.
    10-01-2014 09:58 AM
  8. anon(9057135)'s Avatar
    Cause 7 ate 9.
    That one made me laugh xD
    berty6294 and snowmutt like this.
    10-01-2014 10:01 AM
  9. awilliams1701's Avatar
    I think they did it to get people to talk about it. Everywhere you look people are talking about windows 10 vs windows 9. I would call it a success just from that alone.
    snowmutt and a5cent like this.
    10-01-2014 11:19 AM
  10. snowmutt's Avatar
    I think that it is perfect. My initial reaction was skeptical, however Windows One has been done... That part of the keynote was solid.

    Ultimately, the "Windows 10" moniker will become less and less relevant as the "One Windows" ecosystem becomes what we interact with. Our devices will blend into one continuous experience that is always live and in sync. Mobile first, Cloud first.
    This. 'Nuff said.
    Brad Lambert likes this.
    10-01-2014 12:10 PM
  11. stephen_az's Avatar
    You do understand that Windows 8.1 is actually version 6.3.9600? For that matter, the Windows 7 everyone loved was actually closer to a .x upgrade to Vista. In terms of naming over time, you had 3, 3.1, 95, 98, ME, XP, Vista, 7, 8/RT, and 8.1, not including NT and server variants. Microsoft also completely skipped Office 13. Yes there is Office 2013 which is also Office 365 but that is actually Office 15 which replaced Office 14 (AKA Office 2010) which replaced Office 12. Long and short of it is they could name it Windows Bob and it would be just as meaningful. Quite frankly if they hadn't been so conservative in numbering versions, Windows 10 would have been reached at least one OS ago. BTW, does anyone really think Firefox is version 27 and Chrome is version 34? Version numbers stopped having meaning a long time ago....
    a5cent likes this.
    10-01-2014 01:34 PM
  12. envio's Avatar
    The thinking behind the Windows 10 name is clear to me. It's a bold statement that says this OS is not just an incremental upgrade from 8.1 but rather a leap forward. It's designed with all form factors in mind and finally unifying all Windows OS efforts under a single platform. That means one app store, one development model, one updating architecture. They've even considered hybrid situations where certain hardware combos will allow a dynamic change of the UI to suit that factor.

    MS must bring the enterprise along with them this time and avoid another marketing disaster that will keep big customers on Windows 7, regardless of the meaningful improvements in 8.1. I think this is a solid start to that mission.

    I'm genuinely excited, just finished the TP download now, ready to dive in!
    Brad Lambert likes this.
    10-01-2014 01:52 PM
  13. radmanvr's Avatar
    9 is the mark of the beast
    10-01-2014 02:41 PM
  14. heywhitmarsh's Avatar
    If you look at the build numbers in windows, it makes perfect sense.
    Windows 8 RTM - Build 8600
    Windows 8.1 RTM - Build 9600
    Windows 10 RTM - Build 10600 (most likely)

    Windows 8.1 had a new kernel introduced and stepped up to the next build number. It makes sense that they would keep this consistent and call the next version windows 10.
    10-01-2014 03:49 PM
  15. broughshane's Avatar
    The film spinal tap.. Why not 11 ? 11 better than 10 !
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    10-01-2014 05:04 PM
  16. will9's Avatar
    Like I heard some kid say when asked to count to 100: 1, 2, skip a few, 99, 100.
    10-01-2014 07:47 PM
  17. DavidinCT's Avatar
    Yea, I know...it's just a number and personally I don't care but, I am just wondering what was the logic behind skipping a 9 when the last 2 versions of Windows were on Numbered versions and the next progression in Windows would of been Windows 9....

    Like I said not that I really care, 7,9, 10, 22, I don't care but, what was the internal logic behind it and the reasoning for it....That is what I am wondering...

    Cause 7 ate 9.
    Not too many posts get me to LOL on this site (Yea, because I hang around the Cyan for the ICON threads) but, this did have me rolling a little bit....Funny and it fits perfect..
    berty6294 likes this.
    10-01-2014 08:00 PM
  18. Ebuka Allison's Avatar
    Because 8.1 was 9
    10-01-2014 08:04 PM
  19. ygtgngr's Avatar
    Also there is this theory that 10 is actually 2 in binary because this is like the New Windows that runs on every device so like the second generation of the regular desktop OS.
    10-01-2014 10:20 PM
  20. undulose's Avatar
    I'm sorry but those are your opinions. Mine are different, I think Windows 10 Sounds good, but to me I think they should have went numeral order.
    They can't. Aside from their explanation on their live show (which I hoped you've already watched since I quoted your first comment on my previous comment), there have been rumors that coding problems arose from Windows 9 having the same first digit as Windows 95 and 98. So there are a lot of logical explanations why they should skip '9'.

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    10-01-2014 10:22 PM
  21. Christian Kallevig's Avatar
    Also there is this theory that 10 is actually 2 in binary because this is like the New Windows that runs on every device so like the second generation of the regular desktop OS.
    That is actually really clever... And would go right over the heads of most people.

    Still, I like it personally at least. Even if it would be silly
    10-01-2014 10:22 PM
  22. ntice_521's Avatar
    Because Windows 8 has the stink of failure, so they want people to think that Windows 10 is very different.
    10-01-2014 11:38 PM
  23. RoyalX's Avatar
    In their opinion WP8.1 is Windows 9
    Therefore now is Windows 10 coming
    By the way Microsoft has never had decimal digits OS, like 8.1
    10-01-2014 11:55 PM
  24. t.mehoves's Avatar
    In their opinion WP8.1 is Windows 9
    Therefore now is Windows 10 coming
    By the way Microsoft has never had decimal digits OS, like 8.1
    You mean like Windows 3.1 or what about 3.11?
    10-02-2014 12:02 AM
  25. Mike Gibson's Avatar
    I wish people would stop posting the kernel API version as if it means something. The Windows group at MSFT uses the codename, e.g. "Threshold", and then switches to the official name when it is determined, e.g. "Windows 10". You never hear anyone talk about "version 6.3". The version reported by GetVersion() or GetVersionEx is more of a headache than anything else, the concern being "how many programs will we break by changing the reported value". The preferred way for client programs to test for features is to actually try to use them and see if the operation fails.

    Why did MSFT go from 8 to 10? Who knows. There are plenty of conspiracy theories (issues with Germany, trying to match OSX with WinX, etc.). Maybe it was just to stir up discussion about Windows again. I'm more concerned about the this is the last major version of Windows talk from MSFT. I don't know exactly what that means ... but I don't like the sound of it.
    10-02-2014 12:30 AM
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