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What do you what happened to windows "9"


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#1 OldPhil

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Posted 04 October 2015 - 03:45 PM

Looks like Windows is a reality maybe a WAS!

 

http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/2362902/microsoft-china-accidentally-confirms-that-windows-9-is-coming-soon?utm_source=Outbrain&utm_medium=Cpc&utm_campaign=Inquirer%252BReferral&WT.mc_is=977=obinsource


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Posted 04 October 2015 - 04:53 PM

Well, Microsoft changed the name to Windows 10 very early, even before marketing it due to compatibility issues with apps that check to see if "Windows 9" is the name of Windows, then it will run the code for Windows 95/98


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Posted 04 October 2015 - 06:43 PM

I personally think they made a mess of it (physically and financially) and jumped out as soon as they could.

 

Grinler here reviewed what he called Windows 9, but pulled it once it became Win 10.

 

My thoughts have always been that 8.1 was Windows 9, since it was a great enough change.

But I am not aware of these things, and they live in my head only.

 

I posted to the other Windows 10 area, and this could be regarded as "opinion only" also.



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Posted 04 October 2015 - 11:21 PM

Seven ate Nine?  haha.gif



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Posted 05 October 2015 - 08:43 AM

No, Win10 is really Windows 9 and Dime.  The 'Dime' is the nickel and diming you to death for the taken-away features and the App Store.  :bananas:


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Posted 06 October 2015 - 12:28 AM

The reason why they didn't call it Windows 9 is because of this:

 

There’s also the fact that the name of each Windows release doesn’t actually match thereal version number. For example, Windows 8.1 is actually version 6.3 of Windows. Windows 10 is version 6.4. The last time the release name actually matched the version number was the enterprise-focused Windows NT 4.0, which was released back in 1996. Windows 2000, which was called NT 5.0 during development, was actually version 5.0. Windows XP was version 5.1. Windows Vista was 6.0, Windows 7 was 6.1, Windows 8 was 6.2, and Windows 8.1 is version 6.3.

Windows RT, which only ran Metro apps, was a new and separate beast, but it still sat on top of the core Windows NT kernel.

An ExtremeTech reader called Benny sent us an email to say that the number 9 is considered unlucky in Japan. Microsoft has a big enough presence in Japan that it may have skipped Windows 9 to avoid any weirdness or ill will. Benny says that Trend Micro — a Japanese company — did the same thing a few years ago when it skipped version 9 of its antivirus software.

And then there's no Windows 11 except for the ongoing threshold of Windows 10 which will be Microsoft's Final Version



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Posted 08 October 2015 - 12:42 PM

WOW            "a rose by any other name.............."



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Posted 09 October 2015 - 07:50 PM

Asking about Windows 9 is about asking about the best Antivirus program, every body has another idea.

These include 8.1 is W.9, W.9 was shelved as the project "screwed up" , W.10 is 9 with a bit extra., they thought it crossed back to W95 and 98 and would be confused , there was never a W.9 planned ,,,,,

Yadda , Yadda , ad infinitum .............



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