Whatever it is, it’s here

News Item: As expected, Microsoft launched a new version of Windows on Tuesday two years after the troubled release of its last operating system, Windows 8. But instead of introducing the expected name, “Windows 9,” Microsoft announced it will jump to “Windows 10.”

Top Ten designations considered by Microsoft before settling on “10”:

  1. 8.2
  2. 9000
  3. Post-Millennium
  4. Seven Classic
  5. XPdited
  6. 666
  7. 640K
  8. 20-20
  9. 9X
  10. OS XI

This seems to be the actual explanation for “10.” (As always, thanks to @SwiftOnSecurity.)





3 comments

  1. fillyjonk »

    2 October 2014 · 9:45 am

    Just as long as they’re not resurrecting Clippy.

  2. trumwill »

    2 October 2014 · 12:20 pm

    I don’t buy the reason. They could have made it Windows Ten.

    Incidentally, this site doesn’t seem to load on Dolphin Browser on my phone.

  3. McGehee »

    2 October 2014 · 1:09 pm

    They’re calling it Windows 10 because it’s what they wish they’d released four years ago.

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