counting with Bill Gates
Makes perfect sense.
i like how most of you aren’t even old enough to remember half those oses and the other half of you can barely get around windows 8
marketing wise, skipping through 9 makes a lot of sense. since you’re all fucking braindead, let me explain
9x refers to the 95, 98, and 98 second edition era which certain old programs were written to work with very old equipment and STILL haven’t been updated. skipping through windows “9”; making google results and searches a little hectic regarding anything with ‘windows’ and ‘9’ in it. not to mention that win 8 and 8.1 are a mess they want to distance themselves from.
but sure let’s reblog and titter at a post because they’re trying to make life easier for fucking morons like you who can’t do a simple google search uwu
bill gates is smarter, more successful, and was probably better looking than most of you ever will be tbh.
This post is not even accurate. The windows version numbers don’t really match up the product numbers and (usually) have more to do with core revisions internally. XP marked the transition to a kernel, instead of sitting on top of DOS so arguably number could have started over there. There’s versions of NT both with the XP core and that sit on top of dos like the 9x windows did.Not to mention ME (which is not the same as 2000), CE and the new Windows PE (Preinstallation Environment). The product branding numbers never matched up well with anything. And prior to 95/98 Windows sat on top of whatever version of DOS you had. 98 is packed with the last MS-DOS, version 6.
So windows as an operating system itself really only programmably dates to XP, while 95 and 98 were marketed as their own operating systems they were just hooks into DOS.
tl;dr the numbers have been meaningless for a long time.