Windows 10: How Windows 10 may have gotten its name

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  1. Posts : 77
    Windows 10, 64 bit
       03 Oct 2014 #11

    They could have called it Windows IX.
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  2. Posts : 3,506
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       03 Oct 2014 #12

    I read that the version check is the most reasonable explanation, but not everyone is buying that
    Is this why Microsoft named it Windows 10? - CNET

    A not very funny joke:
    They changed the name because 7ate9

    I argued that 10 is 9 in base 9 only to be countered that this release is really Windows 2 in base 2

    oh well - call it Charlie ... does it really matter that much?
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  3.    04 Oct 2014 #13

    A little surprised they haven't yet abandoned the numbering scheme.. i mean XP didn't do so bad. Are they trying to keep things orderly, or make it easier on the consumer?
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  4.    04 Oct 2014 #14

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  5.    04 Oct 2014 #15

    Double said: View Post
    A little surprised they haven't yet abandoned the numbering scheme.. i mean XP didn't do so bad. Are they trying to keep things orderly, or make it easier on the consumer?
    Probably since the numbering scheme has been something they've been doing more. Windows 95, 98, and 2000 came out their respective years. Windows 7 was the 7th major released of an NT based Windows version. Then there's 8, 8.1, and then finally 10. There's so other speculation that 10 is the 10th major release of a Windows version Microsoft has done, maybe there's some influence there?

    I prefer the numbering over naming, 2000/ME, xp, and vista were the only three named versions. Every other one has been numbered.
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  6.    04 Oct 2014 #16

    My worry, all even versions of Windows have been horrible, strike that ah controversial. So Windows 10??? UGH!

    Just saying.
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  7.    04 Oct 2014 #17

    Coke Robot said: View Post

    I prefer the numbering over naming, 2000/ME, xp, and vista were the only three named versions. Every other one has been numbered.

    Windows History (Windows 1.0 - Windows 8) - YouTube
    Last edited by Koub777; 04 Oct 2014 at 15:56.
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  8.    05 Oct 2014 #18

    Pendaws said: View Post
    Sounds like that may be a good reason too. I guess computers aren't smart enough yet?
    Well my feeling tells me that computers are stuck right now, so not much improvement to expect....

    the FSB is a pain where you do not want it. Multiply.... multiply is not enough to show improvement.

    CPU are stuck at around 4 ghz unless ovefrclocking.

    There is need for another solution to surpass performance.

    Jeff
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  9.    05 Oct 2014 #19

    jeffrys said: View Post
    Well my feeling tells me that computers are stuck right now, so not much improvement to expect....

    the FSB is a pain where you do not want it. Multiply.... multiply is not enough to show improvement.

    CPU are stuck at around 4 ghz unless ovefrclocking.

    There is need for another solution to surpass performance.

    Jeff
    Eh it'll come. But with our consoles (for the next ~5 years) being so lowly compared to last gen, video games aren't going to improve too much graphically in the next few years. Obviously tech will push forward because of corporate using, but I think the next big tech will be Smartphones becoming good enough to run Windows, which is why MS is pushing all this hybrid touch-stuff on us now - they want to be first in the gate for hybrid touch/desktops.

    Also Ghz means little. Pentium 4's were 3+Ghz and they were worse then a 1.8Ghz Core 2 Duo.
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  10. Posts : 12
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
       07 Oct 2014 #20

    jeffrys said: View Post
    Well my feeling tells me that computers are stuck right now, so not much improvement to expect....

    the FSB is a pain where you do not want it. Multiply.... multiply is not enough to show improvement.

    CPU are stuck at around 4 ghz unless ovefrclocking.
    Have you not heard of Intel's Haswell-E Core i7 CPUs and the X99 chipset recently?

    6+ GHz will all eight cores... Eight-core Core i7-5960X overclocked to 6GHz+ with all cores active | KitGuru

    Finally a new chipset for enthusiasts: Intel® X99 Chipset Platform: Performance and Maximum Storage

    If you're only looking to mainstream Haswell Core i5 and Z97, you will see lots of little bumps, but nothing major in the past few years. The workstation (Xeon) and enthusiast (Haswell-E/X99 now) lines are the ones to watch. Sometimes, as it was with the Z-series chipsets, the mainstream pushes further. That happened over the past couple of years. Now the enthusiast and workstation lines push a little further.

    Quad channel DDR4 memory, eight cores capable of 4GHz each on air (thanks to lower power/heat with 14nm), SLI'd or CrossfireX GPUs, and a raid card on PCI Express 3.0 with latest gen SSDs screams. There's lots of room for growth, you just have to pay for it. So if you think PCs are stuck, that's true in the mainstream markets, but not at the bleeding edge.
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