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Windows 10 instead of 9   [Tip]

By: Martijn Coppoolse   Homepage   Voorburg, NL  
Date: Oct 02,2014 at 05:22
In Response to: [Tip] Whoopee Doo! CTRL+V added to Command Prompt in Windows 10 (Andrew Watson)

> > What happened to Windows 9?
>
> One theory is that Microsoft has decided to use Base 9 numbers:
>
> 10 in Base 9 = 9 in Base 10.

From Reddit:

Microsoft dev here, the internal rumours are that early testing revealed just how many third party products that had code of the form

if(version.StartsWith("Windows 9"))
{ /* 95 and 98 */
} else {

and that this was the pragmatic solution to avoid that.



I'm afraid that sounds all too plausible... Even though it also sounds like a rumour that would be popular amongst Microsoft developers, even if untrue. :-)


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Martijn

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