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  1.    30 Nov 2015 #1
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    Oh, the Clarity of Windows 10 Versioning


    I’m trying to be supportive as I watch Microsoft stumble into its self-prescribed, rapid-release future. But is there really a strategy here? Or is this just Microsoft making it up as it goes along?

    There’s a lot to complain about, but for now let’s just focus on version numbers. If you’ve been following along over the years, you know this has never been Microsoft’s strong point—Windows 3.1 was a major release, Windows 95 replaced Windows 4.0, and we’re all still trying to forget Windows Vista, to name just a few examples—but with Windows 10, Microsoft has really raised the absurdity to a new level.

    Windows 10, we’re told, is the end of the road. So we’re not going to see a Windows 11, apparently, nor a Windows Yogurt, or whatever stupidity that year might otherwise call for. Windows 10 is it.

    Except that Windows 10 is not it. Windows 10, will of course, be updated. Again and again, Microsoft says, and so far that has proven to be the case. By my count, Windows 10 has received about 1171 updates since July, and some of them haven’t even caused Blue Screens. So they’re doing something right.

    Well, they’re doing something. “Right” is in the eye of the beholder.
    Read more: https://www.thurrott.com/windows/win...-10-versioning
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  2.    30 Nov 2015 #2
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    It's this more of a blog than news?
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  3.    30 Nov 2015 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    It's this more of a blog than news?
    And more or less just one of myriad repeating same things over and over.
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  4.    30 Nov 2015 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    And more or less just one of myriad repeating same things over and over.
    True.. but is it "news"?
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  5.    30 Nov 2015 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    True.. but is it "news"?
    Mostly yesterday's news, come to think of it, at least a year old news.
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  6.    30 Nov 2015 #6
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    Isn't this Thurrott known for bashing Microsoft for what ever reason he can think up at that moment?
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  7.    30 Nov 2015 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Isn't this Thurrott known for bashing Microsoft for what ever reason he can think up at that moment?
    Looks like it to me. It's just like the guy from Forbes.
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  8.    30 Nov 2015 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    Looks like it to me. It's just like the guy from Forbes.
    I did a quick Google search and it just looked like more of the same.
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  9.    30 Nov 2015 #9

    I am sure at some point in the future they will rescind this and release Windows 11.
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  10.    30 Nov 2015 #10
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    Who knows what they will do. They've gone from version number, to year of release, to fanciful names, back to version number........... Windows Stardate -307086.6005517503?
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