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Windows 10 is an antique (and you might be too) says Google man

John Savard Silver badge

I knew that Windows 7 was really Vista with some of the most annoying security defaults removed, and some small improvements. I didn't know about the internals of 8 or 10, as to how much they were built on Windows 7 or included fresh, new code.

But if one really wants to nit-pick about that, it should be noted that Windows XP is really Windows 2000 with improvements to Windows 95/98/ME compatibility.

So, while I think it's a choice as to whether to regard the differences between Vista and XP as major or minor, and so to be technically correct, he didn't have to refer to Windows 10 as "Windows Vista with a design skin" (and if he did that, he would be criticized as being unfair to Microsoft, since Vista was a roundly disliked version) but he could be criticized instead for not calling it "Windows 2000 with a design skin".

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