There’s a clear reason why Microsoft avoided the number 9 on their recent Windows release.
Most people are not aware of this fact.
Windows 9x is a generic term referring to a series of Microsoft Windows computer operating systems produced from 1995 to 2000, which were based on the Windows 95 kernel and its underlying foundation of MS-DOS, both of which were updated in subsequent versions. This includes all versions of Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows Me.
That clearly states, Microsoft avoided the number 9 to avoid confusion between the legacy Windows series and the new Windows releases. I wonder why almost nobody thought about this!
Further reading: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_9x
Disclaimer: I put forward this theory based on my research and experiences. There’s no proof that this’s the sole reason out there unless of course Microsoft release an official statement.
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