Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 14th Jun 2012 09:37 UTC
Opera Software I'm not sure if such a thing exists anymore (what, with both Firefox and Chrome doing the release-all-the-time thing), but browser season 2012 has been opened! Opera 12 has just been released, bringing with it all sorts of updates and improvements. She may not be the most popular of the pack, but she sure has the most loyal fanbase.
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RE: Opera 12 in 2012...
by libray on Fri 15th Jun 2012 18:03 UTC in reply to "Opera 12 in 2012..."
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I recall a PC Mag article where John Dvorak thought that MS (with Windows 3.11 ) and other software vendors should move to dated based versioning scheme. Windows 95 did come later making me think he had inside info.

Using dated versions helps the consumer. Consumers know how long an iteration of their software has been on the market. Having a non-dated and arbitrary number scheme allows vendors to sell more due to confusion, as well as fend off the perception that "ShrinkWrap 95", even though it's patched and still used in 2012 is progressive.

MS is back to using a sequential number scheme for Windows.

Edited 2012-06-15 18:04 UTC

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