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David Wagner
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10/10/2014 | 1:03:08 PM
Re: Win 9% code isn't it?
@somedude8- yes, that story is referenced in the article. Personally, I don't think that alone would be a problem. I saw estimates that that script was in about 4000 apps. It seems like it could have been publicized and worked around if that was the only problem. 
David Wagner
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10/10/2014 | 1:01:17 PM
Re: iNDOWS
@jasroff- It figures you'd pick the Common Core math one. That is the only one I didn't come up with. The credit for that one goes to Susan Nunziata. :)
Somedude8
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10/10/2014 | 12:05:04 PM
Win 9% code isn't it?
Wasn't there a story with some possible credibility going around that MS was concerned about the amount of code they were finding that had (in pseudocode)

if winVersion == 9%

/* do win 95/98 stuff */

end if

 
tjgkg
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tjgkg,
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10/10/2014 | 10:29:43 AM
Re: version
And Android has both. I think the latest version is Kit Kat 4.4. But like iOS, the operating system is secondary to the apps.
tjgkg
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10/10/2014 | 10:26:35 AM
Re: Shouting versus whispering
With MS, the new OS will also be the first big release under the leadership of their new CEO. My guess would be that he deliberately wanted to distance himself from Ballmers Bomb as much as possible and signal a whole new beginning for Windows.
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10/10/2014 | 10:22:00 AM
Re: Shouting versus whispering
That Beatles piece was Revolution 9 which is really some avant garde work as opposed to a song. It is very druggy and strange. It would have been interesting if MS used it for their adverts for a Win 9. They might have been better off using Lennon's #9 Dream.
tjgkg
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tjgkg,
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10/10/2014 | 10:18:29 AM
Re: version
And lets not forget the MTA discontinued the #9 subway and the #8 service has not been used in decades! The #10 line has never even existed.
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10/10/2014 | 10:12:23 AM
Re: Shouting versus whispering
As long as MS and Apple charge for the new operating systems, they will have to brand them. The reason nobody knows what version of the OS is on their phones is because the OS is free and not as important as the apps (some of which are sold). The only time you really have to know what version of the OS you are running on the phone is when something goes wrong.
tjgkg
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tjgkg,
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10/10/2014 | 10:07:35 AM
The Good Old Days
Numbering the OS release is a relic from the good old days of DOS. Remember when each new release of the operating system was widely anticipated back in the 90's? What new features would be added? How much better will my memory be managed? What software will work with this release? Those and many more questions were asked and needed to be answered. Today it doesn't really matter much because the OS manages memory and other vital functions of the hardware. And now standards have been issued by Microsoft and Apple to developers regarding what they need to incorporate before their applications run on the OS. Things are a lot smoother now so version numbers for the OS do not matter as much. Unless of course the OS is so bad that it puts the spotlight on itself. Sort of like what happened with Vista and 8.x. MS is wise to get as far away from 8.x as possible and those who let that "thing" out.
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10/10/2014 | 10:00:22 AM
Re: iNDOWS
Considering how much Windows has "borrowed" from Apple over the years, I am surprised that legal action has never been taken.
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