Microsoft looks to distance itself from Windows 8, jumps to Windows 10

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  • Reply 41 of 214
    actually very smart. don't want to be one number behind the mac os. people notice that. and who cares that they skip 9. do you think the iphone 6 is really the 6th gen iphone?
  • Reply 42 of 214
    WAIT A MINUTE.

    No one has made a Seven ate Nine joke yet?!


    This just tells you that the whole is LESS than the sum of its parts.

    I think you meant "7 of 9"

    ... Never hit 8 and 9 17 when you play against the dealer leader -- you know the odds won't ride with you ...

    ... In all the bars along Main Street up in Redmond -- the dreams of the season supremecy All spill down on the floor ...

    Years. are gambled and lost like Summer wages OS releases...
  • Reply 43 of 214
    Originally Posted by schlack View Post

    actually very smart. don't want to be one number behind the mac os.



    But OS XI will be out in ~four years…

     

    do you think the iphone 6 is really the 6th gen iphone? 


     

    Don’t get me started. <img class=" src="http://forums-files.appleinsider.com/images/smilies//lol.gif" /> 

  • Reply 44 of 214
    No no, it will be called:

    WinOS X

    Add just one more letter & MS will finally nail it:

    WindowsuX
  • Reply 45 of 214
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

     

    ADVERTISING IN THE START MENU! <img class=" src="http://forums-files.appleinsider.com/images/smilies//lol.gif" /><img class=" src="http://forums-files.appleinsider.com/images/smilies//lol.gif" /><img class=" src="http://forums-files.appleinsider.com/images/smilies//lol.gif" /><img class=" src="http://forums-files.appleinsider.com/images/smilies//lol.gif" /><img class=" src="http://forums-files.appleinsider.com/images/smilies//lol.gif" /><img class=" src="http://forums-files.appleinsider.com/images/smilies//lol.gif" /><img class=" src="http://forums-files.appleinsider.com/images/smilies//lol.gif" /><img class=" src="http://forums-files.appleinsider.com/images/smilies//lol.gif" />


     

    There are no ads in this image.

  • Reply 46 of 214
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

     

     

     

     

    If you look at their build numbers (or whatever), you’ll see why they numbered them the way they did.


    wait there was windows 1 and 2 so they are already at 10 and should be going to 11.

  • Reply 47 of 214

    Does this remind anyone else of Word 2.0 jumping to Word 6.0 because WordPerfect was at 6.0?

  • Reply 48 of 214
    nevermind
  • Reply 49 of 214
    cpsrocpsro Posts: 2,932member

    MS is distancing itself from the disasters known as Windows 98 and 98ME.

    And Mac OS X has been so successful. Plus Yosemite is only 10.9.

     

    Lookout: the next release of Mac OS X will be known as The Terminator (maintains California theme, with Hollywood tie-in)

  • Reply 50 of 214
    calicali Posts: 3,494member
    what a pathetic rush to match OS X's name.
    From the Verge Q&A:

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    11:01:42 AM PDT

    <p style="margin-bottom:3px;">Q: Now it's Windows 10, will we see future versions named after big cats?</p>


    11:01:46 AM PDT

    <div>
    <p style="margin-bottom:3px;">A: Probably not.</p>

    </div>
    </div>

    they'll probably slip the cats and jump to:

    Windows OS X Redmond
  • Reply 51 of 214
    Originally Posted by runner7775 View Post

    There are no ads in this image.

     

    Does it not load for you? Maybe AdBlock is blocking it.

  • Reply 52 of 214
    pokepoke Posts: 506member

    I remember when Netscape adopted this strategy - skipped version 4 and went straight to version 5 - and it worked out great for them. Still the leading web browser.

  • Reply 53 of 214
    What the hell is a "Start Menu" anyway? After this many tries, shouldn't Windows be smart enough to start by itself?
  • Reply 54 of 214
    pmzpmz Posts: 3,433member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by EdRed View Post



    They should just call it Windows X.



    Just you wait. Wouldn't be surprised to see it at all when it gets released.

     

    They jumped to 10 in hopes of piggybacking on OS X success, and because if they gone with 9 first and waited, they would have been out of business by 10.

  • Reply 55 of 214
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

     

     

    Does it not load for you? Maybe AdBlock is blocking it.


     

    No, what I was meaning was although they may look like ads, those tiles in the start menu are apps. One is the Mint.com app, and the other is the TripAdvisor app. 

     

    I think that's what you meant.

  • Reply 56 of 214
    Windows? I look out of windows.

    If God wished us to use Windows, he would allow us to come back from the dead...frequently.

    NEVER approach a PC thinking "This will only take 5 minutes".

    Windows users often swear at their PC's, whereas Mac users always swear by their Macs.

    In a world without walls and fences,
    who needs Windows and Gates?
    - Sun Microsystems
  • Reply 57 of 214
    I find it funny that microsofts marketing is working so well they even have apple sites talking about the new version of windows.   If you guys really hated Microsoft you wouldn't be talking about them at all.

    I have to admit microsofts marketing team knows what they are doing. Keep in mind even bashing gets the new windows out there.

    You wish.
  • Reply 58 of 214
    Originally Posted by pmz View Post

    They jumped to 10 in hopes of piggybacking on OS X success...


     

    Took ‘em 14 years to figure that out, huh? Geez.

     

    Originally Posted by runner7775 View Post

    One is the Mint.com app, and the other is the TripAdvisor app. 

     

    I... don’t think so. 

  • Reply 59 of 214
    I think you meant "7 of 9"

    If Windows looked anything like her we'd all be using it.

    400
  • Reply 60 of 214
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by EdRed View Post



    They should just call it Windows X.



    I'll bet there were serious discussions at Microsoft of precisely that.

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