Nine is right out

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… or why Windows 9 is Windows 10.

Besides the fact that the naming of Windows versions never followed any recognizable logic outside of marketing departments there are rumors that the naming decicion at Microsoft to skip the nine has a quite banal, technical reason.

Rumor says that Microsoft is afraid that old programs when they check the operating system they could only check the first character in version strings to see if the operation system is Windows 95 / 98 and then make the wrong decisions on Windows 9.

if (name.startsWith("windows 9")) {