Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Top 10 Reasons Why Microsoft Called the Next Version Windows 10

  1. Apple's been at version 10 for 15 years now... perhaps it's a good place to be.
  2. Ten is the count of new features in Windows 10.
  3. They spent so much time talking about Windows 9, they thought they'd already shipped it.
  4. Apple had already used all of the big cat names.
  5. They wanted a name like MacOS X Mavricks, but Washington state just doesn't have many well know landmarks.
  6. (Related to the last) Windows 10 Space Needle just sounds wrong.
  7. So does Windows 10 Puget Sound.
  8. Because they think it will be lousy and they've reserved even numbered versions for that.
  9. Used Windows Calculator to add 1.


  10. Realized that Android, MacOS, ChromeOS and Linux have already taken Windows 9's spot.


  1. My wife adds "Windows 10 Mount Saint Helens sounds wrong too" as a possible 11th.
    (She also came up with #3 in the list.)

  2. The Independent (UK newspaper) has a different (and probably more credible) theory about why it is Windows 10:

  3. They probably want to use the letter X as in XBox.

  4. If you're going to make a parody, at least make it slightly funny

    1. Aw, come on, Windows 10 Space Needle, Pugot Sound and Mount Saint Helens are funny, even if you (as I assume) are a big Windows fan and don't like the more needling (but true!) items.


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