This also dawned on me today, ios is being updated to 8.1 which is what Windows is currently at. Next year, it will be ios 9. Windows 9 would have launched next year. So if you were looking at devices and platforms, a newer tablet has a later version of a newer platform whereas Windows has been around for decades and is only just now at version 9 and mac os is basically still at mac os x.
So there could have also been the thinking of preempting apple and just jumping a version so when 2015 rolls out, the new iphone 6s will be running ios 9, android will be running at 220.127.116.11.2234.1.4 and Windows Phone will be running Windows 10, all PCs and tablets will be running Windows 10. Could be more marketing than what was realized...
95/98 series OS's identified themselves as version 4.* 95/98/me was only a commercial name. Win 10 will only be version 7, or maybe just 6.>3 (Win 8.1 is version 6.3), so I think this is apocryphal. Sorry I know the thread's stale, but it just caught my eye.
I really don't believe that. Decent programs check for major and minor build numbers...
Coke Robot said:
Example of CorelDRAW 9 Script Editor
dim Winver as string
if GetVersion(1)=6 and GetVersion(2)=3 then
Winver = Windows 8.1