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TonyKerryM411
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5/8/2016 | 1:21:29 AM
Re: Shouting versus whispering
The John Lennon Theory is very appropriate. The White Album released in 1968 had Lennon repeating 'Number 9' (Revolution 9). He was fascinated in the number 9 (look up 'the number nine' dream). Lennon was a part owner of 'The APPLE Recording Studio'. 'Apple' is the major competition of Microsoft. It was done out of spite.
2302daniel the gamer.287
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1/14/2016 | 12:31:46 PM
No i have the real reason!
They skipped because the startup code in the computer thought it was going to startup windows 95 or 98!
NJ Mike
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7/29/2015 | 2:35:14 PM
The real reason
The naming of the new Windows is just an example why naming software and binge drinking don't mix.
David Wagner
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1/26/2015 | 7:56:53 PM
Re: Perhaps there is a 9
@SamRay- Please keep contributing. this is what a community is for-- to ask questions and see what we can learn. None o fus has all the answers but each of us as some of the answers. We're here to exchange ideas and build on our professional experiences to gain more knowledge. So, please keep it up. that's what we're all here for. 
SamRay
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1/26/2015 | 7:49:23 PM
Re: Perhaps there is a 9
People spend time playing games. People spend time watching TV. To that extent, it is worthwhile having long discussions about everything and anything. I am not interested in a discussion based on the premise that we cannot know the truth. I should not have contributed, I am sorry.
David Wagner
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1/26/2015 | 6:53:09 PM
Re: Perhaps there is a 9
@samray- Well, not futile, necessarily. But we'll never no the real answer. Sometimes the question yields interesting things even if you never get the right answer, don't you think?
SamRay
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1/26/2015 | 6:44:51 PM
Re: Perhaps there is a 9
Thank you, David. So it is futile to ask why they skipped a version.
David Wagner
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1/26/2015 | 6:31:11 PM
Re: Perhaps there is a 9
@SamRay- I'm sure at any given moment there are multiple versions of potential new versions of Windows floating around inside Microsoft so you are probably right that there was a 9 they never used. 
SamRay
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1/24/2015 | 6:55:53 PM
Perhaps there is a 9
Perhaps there is a version 9 but they do not want to admit it. That could explain why they don't want to exlain. Perhaps Windows 9 was a continuation of the Windows 8 disaster. There might be tremendous battles within Microsoft and the Windows 8 enthusiasts was fighting for a continuation of Windows 8 in the form of Windows 9.
GarethWonfor
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1/23/2015 | 6:32:19 PM
Re: What's in a name?
'Rasputin the mad monk' - that was a Ubuntu release wasn't it? ;)
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