The newest version of its operating system has been dubbed Windows 10. Many have wondered why from version 8 the version jumped to 10, skipping version 9 altogether.
The Past versions of Microsoft
In Microsoft?s Windows history, the numbering is not that an integral part of its systems. Between Windows 3 and Windows 7, the operating systems released were given names instead of assigned numbers. There was Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows Vista and the many others.
For Microsoft, the numbering nomenclature is not much of a matter to them. In reality, the names of the Windows OS unveiled are but versions of the real ones. Windows 8.1 is but a version of Windows 6 ver 3. Windows 10 is in reality Windows 6 ver 4. The determination of the version is based on the Vista kernel and the code base of the operating system.
The features of the new Microsoft 10
Regardless of the version number for the operating system, Microsoft is now going all in with its Windows 10. The software giant has dropped hints it would be folding up Internet Explorer. This was confirmed by Microsoft?s marketing chief Chris Capossela during the recent Microsoft Convergence convention.
Capossella said, ?We?re now researching what the new brand, or the new name, for our browser should be in Windows 10. We?ll continue to have Internet Explorer, but we?ll also have a new browser called Project Spartan, which is codenamed Project Spartan. We have to name the thing.?
Other goals of the new software
Part of the overall plan with Windows 10 is its continued combat against software piracy. On its website, the effects of software piracy include job losses, lost wages as well as unfair trade and competition. There is also an exponential risk of malware infection, security loss or even information theft due to these illegal software.
With Windows 10, there would be free upgrades provided to unlicensed software or pirated versions of Windows applications. In Microsoft?s statement, ?With Windows 10, although non-genuine PCs may be able to upgrade to Windows 10, the upgrade will not change the genuine state of the license.? This is a new tact taken by the software giant in its continued war on pirated software.