[ubuntu-uk] What's in a name?
boosys at gmail.com
Sun Jun 12 15:53:35 UTC 2011
On Sun, 2011-06-12 at 16:48 +0100, suprengr wrote:
> On Sun, 2011-06-12 at 14:48 +0100, Liam Proven wrote:
> > On 11 June 2011 22:32, Grant Sewell <dcglug at thymox.co.uk> wrote:
> > > On Sat, 11 Jun 2011 22:13:03 +0100
> > > Alan Bell wrote:
> > >
> > >> On 11/06/11 21:06, (:techitone:) wrote:
> > >> >
> > >> > Windows is a familiar word. It's releases have progressive names,
> > >> > Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7. They sound cool.
> > >> not to me, they sound confused. 1, 2, 3, 3.1, 95, 98, NT, 2000, ME,
> > >> XP, Vista, 7. That is a complete and utter mess, far from progressive
> > >> it totally fails to form any kind of coherent progression.
> > >
> > > The Windows naming convention is totally baffling. There have been 2
> > > main "branches" of Windows - DOS based and NT based. The naming scheme
> > > seems to be a bit off on both sides:
> > > DOS based:
> > > + Windows 1
> > > + Windows 2
> > > + Windows 3
> > > + Windows 3.1
> > > + Windows 3.11
> > > + Windows 95
> > > + Windows 98
> > > + Windows ME
> > > NT based:
> > > + Windows NT 3.1
> > > + Windows NT 3.5
> > > + Windows NT 4.0
> > > + Windows 2000 (NT version 5.0)
> > > + Windows XP (NT version 5.1)
> > > + Windows Vista (NT version 6.0)
> > > + Windows 7 (NT version 6.1)
> > > + Windows 8 (NT version 6.2)
> > >
> > > It is completely non-sensical.
> > True!
> > And you missed out 98SE & NT 3.51 - the latter being my personal
> > favourite-ever version, followed by Win 2000.
> > NT 3.1 was really v1.0, of course; 3.5 and 3.51 were actually 1.1 and
> > 1.2, and NT 4 was version 2.0. :¬)
> > And then there are the server versions...
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> In case you're wonder why Windows NT was given that name....
> There used to be a best-in-breed mainframe sys called VMS...
> Microsoft's idea was to "go one better" and add to prove it they added
> one letter up [from VMS] to each of the intials... WNT!
> ubuntu-uk at lists.ubuntu.com
I'll try that again... sent draft not real - whoops & sorry!
In case you're wondering why Windows NT was given that name....
There used to be a best-in-breed mainframe sys called VMS...
Microsoft's idea was to "go one better" and add one letter to each
initial to prove it!
they added "1" to V, "!" to M & "1" to S:
one letter up [from VMS] to each of the intials = WNT!
ubuntu-uk at lists.ubuntu.com
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