Reply to post: Re: They can't even have sensible version numbers

Microsoft throws extended support lifeline for folk stuck on car-crash Windows 10 1809

Updraft102

Re: They can't even have sensible version numbers

It looks like an effort to copy Ubuntu.

Ubuntu releases twice a year, and the version number is in the format YY.MM. They've been doing it that way since the very first release... when was that, 2004?

Microsoft now releases Windows 10 twice a year, and the version number is YYMM. The only difference in the nomenclature is that they took out the period.

They also missed the part where every fourth Ubuntu release is LTS, with 5 years of support. According to Canonical, 95% of Ubuntu users are using one or another of the LTS versions. MS picked the 5% and forced that on nearly everyone (save the LTSB that's only supposed to be for embedded systems).

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