Windows 10: Windows 10 build 9888 shows up with a kernel version of 10

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  1. Brink's Avatar
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       21 Nov 2014 #1

    Windows 10 build 9888 shows up with a kernel version of 10

    A new version of Windows 10, build 9888, is making the rounds in a private channel and the kernel version has jumped up. In the previous version of Windows 10, the kernel version was 6.4 but thanks to a new leak, it looks like the kernel is now reporting as version 10.0.

    This is a big jump for the Windows platform with the current 6.0 kernel version having been used since the Vista era.

    Windows 10: Build 9888 in the wild, shows off new animations and more - Neowin

    Last edited by Brink; 28 Nov 2014 at 10:07.
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  2.    21 Nov 2014 #1

    I wonder when that build will be available??
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  3.    21 Nov 2014 #2

    Thank you for the information, really find that interesting. Not about the number "10" jump but about the statement of " software compatability issues with legacy applications" for OneCore.

    I hope we will be able to see this on the next version offered to us.
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  4.    21 Nov 2014 #3

    This could easily be a fake or just a random leaked tester build to see how badly a new kernel revision would screw things up. I kind of doubt this because they were clearly building 10 on the NT kernel 6.4 revision as 6.3 was 8/8.1. Seems odd they just jumped the gun pretty hard to make the kernel number 10. If history says anything, kernel jumps never end very well. vista was a mess because of third party developers coding programs to check for "NT kernel 5.x" and therefore didn't play with vista. It's the same as how it's not Windows 9 because of the checking of "if Windows version is 9x" would cause a handful of programs to crash.

    I don't know... Unless if there's a MAJOR kernel revision Microsoft hasn't made anyone aware of, I'll have to see it to believe it.

    Windows 10 is already on 6.4, Microsoft has said once somewhere before they have no plans to revising kernels anytime soon because 6 is good enough, and doing so would could be a big bug problem.
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  5.    21 Nov 2014 #4

    After 9879, I'm a little gunshy...
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  6.    21 Nov 2014 #5

    The 'One Core' strategy makes a lot of sense for the maintenance. It should cut down on thier cost. Whether it will do well in all the different environments remains to be seen.
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  7.    22 Nov 2014 #6

    Leaked info :P
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  8.    22 Nov 2014 #7

    I wouldn't lose any sleep over it...because it probably isn't true--or if it is, it doesn't mean anything and is pure marketing (like calling it Win10 instead of Win8.2, etc.) It's only a number...hopefully, Microsoft hasn't let the the PR weenies run loose that deep in engineering...!
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  9.    22 Nov 2014 #8

    Rickkins said: View Post
    After 9879, I'm a little gunshy...
    I can understand to a point. But that's what testing is about. Trying out the changes to see if they work and providing feed back to MS. This is not a prime time OS, it's a preview and MS does need testers and feed back.

    They did point that out when you and all of us agreed to perform the testing at the start. Well, I did at least and so far it's doing just about what I expect it to do.

    Again, YMMV
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       22 Nov 2014 #9

    whs said: View Post
    The 'One Core' strategy makes a lot of sense for the maintenance. It should cut down on thier cost. Whether it will do well in all the different environments remains to be seen.
    You get an "atta boy!" for looking at this within a business perspective. Perhaps now that you have the Windows phone (and I think a Windows tablet?) you're seeing this. This also involves the cost of writing code, but ultimately it's about a familiar OS running across multiple devices. I think eventually people will eat this up, especially the commoners. Who else is accomplishing or can accomplish this?

    I think this jump in the kernel may be about the addition of Cortana and especially Continuum. These will be great additions to 10. I can attest having Cortana on my phone for the last 5 or so months that this is a real handy feature to use. This is just a start.

    Windows Phone 8 and 8.1 Search Button

    Please look over all of the other handy features that Brink and others wrote about.
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