Windows 10: Windows 10's final build number is delightfully clever

  1.    21 Jul 2015 #1

    Windows 10's final build number is delightfully clever

    Microsoft has always tried to pick special numbers with meaning for the release to manufacturing of most major versions of Windows. Windows 95 used 4.00.950, Windows 98 used 4.10.1998, Windows Vista rounded off to 6.0.6000, and Windows XP settled on 5.1.2600 (a reference to the hacker magazine). While Microsoft engineers wanted to use 8888 for Windows 8, a new requirement introduced with Vista meant the final build number of any version of Windows must be a multiple of 16. That messed up the cute numbering scheme for Windows 8, but itís almost perfect for Windows 10.

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    Windows 7 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
       21 Jul 2015 #2

    Almost? I think it actually *is* perfect. 10240 (DEC) = 24000 (OCT) = 10100000000000 (BIN). And it is also 10 * 2^10
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