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IBM

Submission + - What is the real version number of Windows 8? (ocmodshop.com)

antdude writes: "This seven/7 pages OCModShop article look into the past and the current Windows versions — "Today Microsoft launched its latest version of its iconic Operating System (OS): Windows 8. There have been many version of Windows over the years, and one can't help but wonder what justifies this version number. Microsoft and other technology companies have over-written and re-named their product history before, so we take a good hard look at all the previous operating systems to see if the numbers add up.

Microsoft Windows started as version 1.0 as an add-on to its disk operating system (DOS). The product was a simple graphical user interface (GUI) program that was little more than a visual file manager. Windows 2.0 was released to take advantage of the features offered by Intel’s 286 processor. Windows 3 is the version that really started Microsoft on its current path of success.

All of these versions numbers are very logical and can be easily counted. Where things start to get a little ambiguous is when Windows NT is thrown into the mix..."

Seen on Blue's News."

Media

Submission + - 100 years of Big Content Fearing Technology... (arstechnica.com)

Ant writes: "This two pages Arstechnica article talks about the last "100 years of Big Content fearing technology--in its own words... rightsholders have fretted about everything from the player piano to the video casette recorder (VCR) to digital television (TV) to Napster. Here are those objections, in Big Content's own words...

Seen on Boing Boing."

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