Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 1st Oct 2014 19:29 UTC

So, why did Microsoft skip version 9, jumping straight to Windows 10? On Reddit, someone who claims to be a Microsoft developer, points us into an interesting direction.

Microsoft dev here, the internal rumours are that early testing revealed just how many third party products that had code of the form

if(version.StartsWith("Windows 9"))
{ /* 95 and 98 */
} else {

and that this was the pragmatic solution to avoid that.

I want this to be true. It's perfect.

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RE: Haha
by Kivada on Thu 2nd Oct 2014 03:14 UTC in reply to "Haha"
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Funny joke. Unfortunately it's not at all how developers (even bad ones) check version numbers using the WIN32/64 SDK or .NET.

Not at all.

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