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    Anyone getting Windows 10? The NT version will be 10.x instead of 6.x like they did with Windows Vista to Windows 8.1

    Bill Gates and Ed Boon at the same convention representing their creations would be epic.

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    Re: Windows X

    there was a windows 9?? last one I heard about was windows 8.

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    I like to keep my old OSes as long as possible.

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    Re: Windows X

    Quote Originally Posted by Destroyer_13 View Post
    there was a windows 9?? last one I heard about was windows 8.
    Yeah they skipped 9.
    Still as of this day, they haven't answered as why they did so.
    Looks like I was wrong. Thanks for correcting me, RIPLiuKang.

    I'm still on windows 7 but I would like to change from it now. Although I'll wait for reviews of it.
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    Re: Windows X

    Quote Originally Posted by Zero Suit Rosalina View Post
    Yeah they skipped 9.
    Still as of this day, they haven't answered as why they did so.

    I'm still on windows 7 but I would like to change from it now. Although I'll wait for reviews of it.
    They skipped from 8 to 10, because the era of Windows 95/98 was known as the Windows 9x OS era. So I believe they refused to go to the number 9 in case it gets lumped in with those long outdated OSes.

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    Usually I stay away from newer Windows Operating Systems until they refine it and make it a lot better. It's one thing life taught me is to never buy anything at launch.

    I'll stick with Win7 for now.

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    Re: Windows X

    Quote Originally Posted by RIPLIUKANG View Post
    They skipped from 8 to 10, because the era of Windows 95/98 was known as the Windows 9x OS era. So I believe they refused to go to the number 9 in case it gets lumped in with those long outdated OSes.
    To save time, some third-party Windows desktop developers used a shorthand to check the version name (not number) of Windows they were installing their app to. Instead of coding apps to check for Windows 95 or Windows 98, developers coded instructions to check for "Windows 9."

    That made sense since there were only two versions of Windows that had a nine in their name to that point. It was simply an easier way to figure out which version of Windows the program was dealing with.

    Here's a Java code example that's been making the rounds on Google+, Reddit, and Twitter showing just this kind of version checking scheme.

    Also check out this Windows 9 search on the code-focused search engine, searchcode, which was first identified by developer Christer Kaitila. At the top of the search results you'll see a bunch of code—again, Java—checking for Windows 9, but not Windows 9.

    Microsoft may have looked out at the vast catalog of legacy code and decided the easiest way to avoid an annoying rewrite for all those programs was just to skip Windows 9 and head straight for Windows 10.
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    Bill Gates and Ed Boon; both one syllable names...

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    what is it ? ภูเขาไฟ

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