Hmm. I would guess then the author must not know what he’s talking about? NeowinThis large jump in version number is likely related to the massive overhaul of the underlying components of the OS to make it the core for all of Microsoft's products. The company is working to consolidate all of its platforms into what the company calls OneCore, which, as the name implies, will be the one core for all of the company's operating systems.
Doesn't look like they're quite finished yet, Walt. Of course he did go on to say that they could’ve called it anything. Is that where you got the premise for your post?This large jump in version number is likely related to the massive overhaul of the underlying components of the OS to make it the core for all of Microsoft's products. The company is working to consolidate all of its platforms into what the company calls OneCore, which, as the name implies, will be the one core for all of the company's operating systems.
iOS - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sounds like a real mess and downfall to me. Even Android/Chrome seems to be closer than this.iOS shares with OS X some frameworks such as Core Foundation and Foundation; however, its UI toolkit is Cocoa Touch rather than OS X's Cocoa, so that it provides the UIKit framework rather than the AppKit framework. It is therefore not compatible with OS X for applications. Also while iOS also shares the Darwin foundation with OS X, Unix-like shell access is not available for users and restricted for apps, making iOS not fully Unix-compatible either.
And is the bolded the reason why users have to pay for the same app on different devices? Not so with MS Store apps ultimately. Purchase once > Run across multiple devices. Of course Apple has to squeeze profit from somewhere other than their hardware.
OS X - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
OS X, whose X is the Roman numeral for 10 and is a prominent part of its brand identity, is built on technologies developed at NeXT between the second half of the 1980s and Apple's purchase of the company in late 1996. The 'X' is also used to emphasize the relatedness between OS X and UNIX. Versions 10.5 "Leopard" running on Intel processors, 10.6 "Snow Leopard", 10.7 "Lion", 10.8 "Mountain Lion", 10.9 "Mavericks", and 10.10 "Yosemite" have obtained UNIX 03 certification. iOS, which runs on the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, and the 2nd and 3rd generation Apple TV, shares the Darwin core and many frameworks with OS X. An unnamed variant of v10.4 powered the first generation Apple TV.It’s technically 10.10? Why not just 10.1? Perhaps 10.10 looks better? It does look better than 10.0.9885.0 I must say > Technically speaking.The current version of OS X is 10.10 Yosemite, which was released to the public on October 16, 2014.
I think that the only thing for sale at M$ would be the phone division they just bought. As far as any one buying M$ in whole is not going to happen only in parts will that happen.
It would be really nice to have Windows go open source that way if you are really geeky enough could modify the os to your whims. Open source would also bring about more talent to the OS or out of the box thinking.
From my understanding Microsoft had very little input from users like us when they came out with W-8. How well did that work out.
Now they are asking for input from their customers concerning W-10 and their are some faulting them for that tactic.
I surly don't understand how selling Microsoft could help anything.
How does rearranging a few billionaires bank accounts going to help make a better W-10?
1. There are a vast number of hardware configuration that MS can't account for and the testers help out there.
2. From past experience, more testers is always better than less. I've been in software coding,testing and I know from first hand knowledge. Having more testers can find more bugs and things that might slip through the cracks.
"From past experience, more testers is always better than less."
I feel this is also true. I have been beta testing software/hardware for years and it has been a great experience working with all the companies producing these products. In most cases it was the "extra" testers that found some of the real problems in the products.