Behold the April (2018) Update. Sorry (Updated)

Windows 10 Adopts Xbox Update Naming Convention

UPDATE: I just did a clean install of Windows 10 version 1803 and was greeted with the message “Welcome to the best version of Windows yet” (or similar), and not “Welcome to the April update as shown above.” Interesting. –Paul

UPDATE 2: My sources have confirmed that the official name will be “April 2018 Update.” So a bit of common sense has prevailed. Not that this was the name I was originally told. –Paul

Microsoft has had a problem naming its Windows 10 feature updates for the past few years. And while I can now confirm that the real name of the “Redstone 4” update is not the Spring Creators Update, I think it’s fair to say that the name problems continue.

As tech enthusiast blogs (like Neowin) are starting to report, the real/new name of RS4 is “the April Update.” Yes, really. Cue  sadtrombone.wav.

I’ve been waiting to confirm this name—sort of, I had heard it was the “April 2018 Update”—for several weeks. You may note that I’ve been writing and saying that “Spring Creators Update” isn’t correct. And thank God for that. But the new name? It’s just as stupid.

Windows 10 feature updates are really Windows 10 version upgrades. So when you install the April update, as RS4 is now called, you are really upgrading your PC to Windows 10 version 1803. That name, “Windows 10 version 1803,” contains everything you need to know. It is a new Windows 10 version. And it was finalized in March (03) 2018 (18).

Microsoft, of course, has been pretending that Windows 10 version upgrades are somehow exciting or interesting to the general public, so they’ve been using fun marketing names for each. The first major upgrade to Windows 10 (which, yes, was the second upgrade), for example, was called the Anniversary Update because—wait for it—it was finalized about a year after the first version. The Creators Update was a last minute choice that has dogged Microsoft ever since. I know they wish they could take that one back. Despite using the name for the subsequent upgrade too. Cough.

Anyway, with Microsoft shifting Windows 10 from pretend excitement to maintenance mode, I had kind of hoped that the cooler heads in the Azure/Server group would force the Windows 10 team to use their naming convention. Which—-wait for it—is to use that Windows 10 version 1803 naming style. Though they add a comma for some reason. Like Windows 10, version 1803. Ah, consistency.

And… maybe they will. Just not for this release.

In any event, this April Update name is consistent with how Xbox names its system updates. And that’s too bad because this kind of name is also dumb. Yes, the April Update is (sort of) shipping in April this year. But then, Microsoft plans to ship an April update every year. What are they going to call next year’s update? The April Update 2?

No. If Microsoft sticks to this naming convention—and I hope they will not—they will simply call it—wait for it—the April Update. Again. Because, yes, that is what Xbox does.

If only there were a clear way to identify these updates. If only.

 

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  • Todd Northrop

    22 April, 2018 - 9:13 am

    <p>I <strong>like</strong> the fact that they are not coming up with wacky names. I can't stand the trendy naming of releases in Ubuntu and Android and a host of other software. Just name it the month and year – perfect. </p>

    • jimchamplin

      Premium Member
      22 April, 2018 - 10:15 am

      <blockquote><a href="#265028"><em>In reply to Speednet:</em></a></blockquote><p>But Ubuntu is simple as hell. 17.10, 18.04.</p>

      • MikeGalos

        22 April, 2018 - 10:36 am

        <blockquote><a href="#265052"><em>In reply to jimchamplin:</em></a></blockquote><p>17.10 is Artful Aardvark</p><p>18.04 is Bionic Beaver</p><p><br></p><p>They've been doing the alliterative animal names since 4.10 which was Warty Warthog, started making those names in alphabetical order since Breezy Badger and had to start the alphabet over after Zesty Zapus.</p>

      • madthinus

        Premium Member
        22 April, 2018 - 10:41 am

        <blockquote><a href="#265052"><em>In reply to jimchamplin:</em></a></blockquote><p>Yep, no ones cares about the animal name they use…</p>

      • 1armedGeek

        22 April, 2018 - 11:53 am

        <blockquote><a href="#265052"><em>In reply to jimchamplin:</em></a></blockquote><p><br></p><p>People would still need to figure out what these numbers are. </p>

    • MikeGalos

      22 April, 2018 - 10:39 am

      <blockquote><a href="#265028"><em>In reply to Speednet:</em></a></blockquote><p>And in the "host of others" let's not forget Apple's Mac OS X/OS X/macOS which decided that all versions were version X and then named the annual point releases after big cats and then attractions in California.</p><p><br></p><p>Quick, which is the older release, Jaguar or Leopard?</p>

      • Paul Thurrott

        Premium Member
        22 April, 2018 - 12:02 pm

        <blockquote><a href="#265062"><em>In reply to MikeGalos:</em></a></blockquote><p>That Apple was dumber/worse doesn't make what Microsoft does OK. </p>

        • George Rae

          22 April, 2018 - 12:08 pm

          <blockquote><a href="#265086"><em>In reply to paul-thurrott:</em></a></blockquote><p>Never understood popular internet argument: well they did it too. I do remember it in grade school however.</p>

        • Jeff Jones

          22 April, 2018 - 12:19 pm

          <blockquote><a href="#265086"><em>In reply to paul-thurrott:</em></a></blockquote><p><br></p><p>Doesn't make it OK, but Apple envy is probably the underlying reason why Microsoft is doing it. Otherwise why announce upfront that Windows X, I mean Windows 10 is the last version of Windows. They are either trying to make fun of Apple or imitate them.</p>

        • MikeGalos

          28 April, 2018 - 12:05 pm

          <blockquote><a href="#265086"><em>In reply to paul-thurrott:</em></a></blockquote><p>Absolutely true. I must have missed all the articles on here criticizing Apple for doing it.</p>

  • dcdevito

    22 April, 2018 - 9:13 am

    <p>Why wouldn't something like "Spring 2018 Update" work? </p>

    • Paul Thurrott

      Premium Member
      22 April, 2018 - 9:26 am

      <blockquote><a href="#265029"><em>In reply to dcdevito:</em></a></blockquote><p>It's not Spring in the half of the world, for starters.</p>

      • dvdwnd

        22 April, 2018 - 10:01 am

        <blockquote><a href="#265033"><em>In reply to paul-thurrott:</em></a></blockquote><p>Yeah, it's October Down Under now. At least they have dogs.</p>

  • andrewtechhelp

    Premium Member
    22 April, 2018 - 9:14 am

    <p>At least it's a step in the right direction 🙂 . At least this name doesn't mention seasons so it will actually mean something everywhere in the world :)</p>

  • Maktaba

    22 April, 2018 - 9:31 am

    <p>I don’t see anything wrong with the name “April Update”, though “April 2018 Update” is better.</p>

  • ianhead

    22 April, 2018 - 9:32 am

    <p>The people have spoken, Microsoft. All future feature updates need to be named after dogs. It's the right thing to do. </p>

    • jimchamplin

      Premium Member
      22 April, 2018 - 10:13 am

      <blockquote><a href="#265044"><em>In reply to ianhead:</em></a></blockquote><p>At least it would be something.</p>

    • derylmccarty

      Premium Member
      22 April, 2018 - 12:32 pm

      <blockquote><a href="#265044"><em>In reply to ianhead:</em></a></blockquote><p>Cat people object, but are willing to compromise. 1803 (RS4) is Poodle, 1810 (RS5) is Abyssinian…"ad nauseum". Subsequent Windows builds will use animals alphabetically, so when Windows 11 comes out in January 2020, (Version 2001, no, Paul, not "2001 – A Windows Odyssey") will be named Aardvark. The marketing folks will go nuts selling aardvarks – but PETA will be all about Windows.</p>

      • Wolf

        Premium Member
        24 April, 2018 - 2:57 pm

        <blockquote><a href="#265116"><em>In reply to derylmccarty:</em></a></blockquote><p>I think we should scrap all this and just go with Windows "ad nauseum". I think it hits the nail right on the head. :D</p>

    • red.radar

      Premium Member
      22 April, 2018 - 6:48 pm

      <blockquote><a href="#265044"><em>In reply to ianhead:</em></a></blockquote><p>Ha!</p><p><br></p><p>They can do a big cross branding exercise when they pick Greyhound… like google did with nestle over kit kat.</p><p><br></p><p>have Cortana randomly pipe up and give bus tickets away. At least she be good for something. Look I can plan a trip … and tell you about the weather …. please use me I give you a bus ticket !</p>

  • Finley

    Premium Member
    22 April, 2018 - 9:34 am

    <p>April Update isn't horrible but April 2018 would work better </p><p><br></p><p>Easy to understand for the tech apathetic of the world </p>

  • woelfel

    22 April, 2018 - 9:40 am

    <p>Windows 10, Version 1803. </p><p>or</p><p>Windows 10, April 2018 update.</p><p><br></p><p><br></p>

  • Stooks

    22 April, 2018 - 9:53 am

    <p>I 100% believe that Microsoft has a department that re-names products and comes out with new versions just to confuse customers.</p><p><br></p><p>I have been supporting MS products in the enterprise for a long time. </p><p><br></p><p>Things like this…Live Communication Server&gt;Office Communication Server&gt;Lync&gt;Skype for Business&gt;Teams???. Or just crazy jumps in names like "ISA Server" became "Microsoft Forefront Threat Managment Gateway" overnight one day.</p><p><br></p><p>Windows 10S is gone (in less than a year?) for Windows 10 S mode??</p><p><br></p><p>Just email me at my passport/msn/hotmail/live/outlook account to let me know how you feel. I will paying music on my play for sure/zune/Xbox Music/Groove app.</p>

    • Paul Thurrott

      Premium Member
      22 April, 2018 - 12:01 pm

      <blockquote><a href="#265049"><em>In reply to Stooks:</em></a></blockquote><p>LOL </p><p>this suggests a level of forethought there that I am positive does not exist.</p>

    • hrlngrv

      Premium Member
      22 April, 2018 - 3:21 pm

      <p><a href="#265049"><em>In reply to Stooks:</em></a></p><p>That small department has a tradition of buying a case of beer for each member the day before new version names are needed. The resulting names are the fruits of a committee of which everyone is desperately hung over. Or maybe not, but this hypothesis fits the facts.</p>

  • jchampeau

    Premium Member
    22 April, 2018 - 10:25 am

    <p>Cut Microsoft some slack. They're a brand new company and probably can't afford to hire the best and brightest. Picking names that make sense requires collaboration among teams and they probably just don't have the software or platforms to work together effectively.</p><p><br></p><p>I mean, think of the resources that must have been spent when other companies came up with their clever version-naming schemes. Not just any person or team could choose amusing and whimsical names whose first letter ascend in alphabetical order like Lollipop, Marshmallow, and Nougat. Or the real genius way to do it: use numbers like 9 and 10 and 11.</p>

    • Paul Thurrott

      Premium Member
      22 April, 2018 - 11:59 am

      <blockquote><a href="#265055"><em>In reply to jchampeau:</em></a></blockquote><p>lol</p>

  • unfalln

    22 April, 2018 - 10:28 am

    <p>Personally I'd prefer "Windows 10 – Copy (4)"</p>

  • Lewk

    Premium Member
    22 April, 2018 - 10:32 am

    <p>I find it even more comical because this update will hit most users machines in May, June or even July. Which would confuse the hell out of anyone receive it later in the year when they log into their computer to find Edge auto-open to "Welcome to the April Update" ROFL ?</p>

  • djross95

    Premium Member
    22 April, 2018 - 10:35 am

    <p>A college marketing major could do better than this. Why not call it the "who gives a sh*t update", as most interesting features were deferred until later? At least it installed flawlessly, so there's that! </p>

  • madthinus

    Premium Member
    22 April, 2018 - 10:40 am

    <p>Why do these things need a name? It is not like they are marketing anything with it. All marketing material say Windows 10. </p><p><br></p><p>Just copy Apple and start calling these things Windows 10.18.03</p>

    • eeisner

      Premium Member
      22 April, 2018 - 12:55 pm

      <blockquote><a href="#265074"><em>In reply to madthinus:</em></a></blockquote><p>Apple has been putting marketing-friendly names on their feature updates for years though, most recently with High Sierra. Yea, there's a version number/technical name (10.13.x), but they have always added names to MacOS, partly for marketing and partly for "normal" users to know what version they're on. And it makes sense, just like naming hardware with a marketing-friendly name like Surface or Zenbook or Macbook makes sense instead of having ASUS X551 or random model number be the product name.</p><p><br></p><p>"April Update" is f-ing terrible, though. They need a consistent naming convention – you can't do the "Fall/Spring Creators Update" every year unless the next year you have a new thing your pushing, whether it's the "Productivity Update" or "Gaming Update" or "Student Tools Update", etc. </p><p><br></p><p>MSFT should just name Windows 10 versions after PNW landmarks and get it over with – there's enough mountains, volcanoes, and lakes around here that have cool names. </p>

  • RR

    22 April, 2018 - 11:14 am

    <p>More than any inconsistency, it's the obsession over what Microsoft names their software that is even more comical. Proof that work will expand to fill available space. </p><p>Once a software startup couldn't come up with a name that made any sense, so the founder said, I'll just call it Apple. Which made no sense but, here we are. Has it detracted from any enjoyment you had of their good products? </p><p>In honor of that and also Alfred Kahn, we can henceforth refer to any Microsoft output a Kumquat</p>

  • 1armedGeek

    22 April, 2018 - 11:45 am

    <p>If you want simplicity and clarity, I think Spring 2018 Update or 2018 Spring Update would probably work best. Forget the numbers for the general public like 1803. That would be fine for people like us, but the general public might have to think about what 1803 refers to for a few seconds. "Spring 2018 Update" would be immediately understood.</p>

    • Chris

      Premium Member
      23 April, 2018 - 5:11 am

      <blockquote><a href="#265081"><em>In reply to 1armedGeek:</em></a></blockquote><p>Given that the actual update itself is called "Feature update to Windows 10, version 1803", and not "Feature update to Windows 10 April Update", I don't agree that calling it by it's "marketing" name is better.</p>

  • arunphilip

    22 April, 2018 - 12:43 pm

    <p>Me: So this is called the April Update. </p><p>Them: Meaning it was released in April, I guess? Which year? </p><p>Me: This year, 2018. </p><p>Them: Cool. So if I run "winver" I'll see 1804, right? </p><p>Me: Erm, no. It's 1803. </p><p>Them: Wait, you said it's the called the April update. That's the fourth month. So why is it 1803? </p><p>Me: Because Microsoft. </p>

  • Waethorn

    22 April, 2018 - 1:03 pm

    <p>Can it really be called "1803" anyway after finding a blocking bug that they had to fix?</p>

    • Paul Thurrott

      Premium Member
      22 April, 2018 - 2:18 pm

      <blockquote><a href="#265120"><em>In reply to Waethorn:</em></a></blockquote><p>Sure. It could be called Yogurt. </p>

  • Paul Thurrott

    Premium Member
    22 April, 2018 - 2:17 pm

    <p>More like April Fools Update. ;)</p>

  • chrisrut

    Premium Member
    22 April, 2018 - 2:23 pm

    <p>Microsoft's fabled "Department of Silly Rules" at work, no doubt. Their mission: to ensure every system has a sufficient number of "silly rules" baked in to ensure logic alone cannot get things to work. </p><p>The sheer elegance of a number system like "1803" seems to leave some pundits puzzled.</p>

  • hrlngrv

    Premium Member
    22 April, 2018 - 3:17 pm

    <p>Were <em>XP</em> and <em>Vista</em> all that better? Has MSFT ever shown any flair at version naming? IOW, why should we expect improvement?</p>

  • simont

    Premium Member
    22 April, 2018 - 3:39 pm

    <p>There was a discussion on Twitter about naming Windows releases after different dog breeds. Paul didn't approve :)</p>

  • sgtaylor5

    22 April, 2018 - 4:42 pm

    <p>FWIW, version 1803 is the first version that slowed down my Sandy Bridge Dell desktop enough so I'll probably need to get an SSD at some point to speed things back up.</p>

  • warren

    22 April, 2018 - 5:06 pm

    <p>Why are operating system vendors so bad at this?</p><p><br></p><p>Starting from 1984, we had 17 years of Macintosh system software release numbers that slowly but steadily increased from 1 to 9….. and then 17 more years of it being stuck at 10, albeit this time with a "point version" that has increased from 0 to 12. And the actual name has changed from "Mac OS" to "Mac OS X" to "OS X" to "macOS". </p><p><br></p><p>Is that "Eks, or is that ten"? There are still people out there who <em>still</em> genuinely believe it is pronounced like the letter X.</p><p><br></p><p>Like, seriously, there was a time there where Apple actually expected people to call their operating system "Ohh Ess Ten Ten Point Ten". Mixed in with that was what was a really earnest attempt to fuck with their non-English speaking customers and make them say "Yosemite". COME ON. </p><p><br></p><p>So…. Apple is bad at this too.</p><p><br></p><p>Microsoft is even worse though. Now they've decided to park on "10" as well, because why exactly? The other guys are doing it? Geez. Thank fuck they didn't call it "Windows X".</p>

  • adamcorbally

    22 April, 2018 - 6:02 pm

    <p>Who cares what they call it? Microsoft has much bigger problems than this </p>

  • skane2600

    22 April, 2018 - 8:49 pm

    <p>Windows had minor updates for years before Windows 10 and didn't feel the need to give them names. When a major change is made (there hasn't been any yet for Windows 10) change the OS version name. MIcrosoft's statement that "Windows 10 will be the last version of Windows" was a strategic mistake and one that inevitably will fall.</p>

    • arunphilip

      22 April, 2018 - 11:38 pm

      <blockquote><a href="#265160"><em>In reply to skane2600:</em></a></blockquote><p><br></p><p>Fair point, but is there a major change on the horizon? We're 3 years into Windows 10 (which is typically when Microsoft issue a new OS), and there's no talk of a major change, just focus on these bi-annual updates. It was also the reason I created a thread in the forums trying to assess if W10 + 3 years feels like a new OS. </p>

    • Mestiphal

      23 April, 2018 - 9:36 am

      <blockquote><a href="#265160"><em>In reply to skane2600:</em></a></blockquote><p>They were called Service Packs</p>

      • skane2600

        23 April, 2018 - 10:41 am

        <blockquote><a href="#265202"><em>In reply to Mestiphal:</em></a></blockquote><p>Yes, a generic name descriptive of its function. I was referring to specific names.</p>

    • NT6.1

      23 April, 2018 - 4:24 pm

      <blockquote><a href="#265160"><em>In reply to skane2600:</em></a></blockquote><p><br></p><p>I knew they failed after the Anniversary update. They told us the November Update was just minor fixes, that was ok. But they made a big deal out of the Anniversary and made me realize Windows 10 was a year old and still lacking in interesting features. I would say, scrap everything, start over with Windows 7. Build a Win32 Store, add new build in Win32 apps and fix the damn UI across all the OS. New little apps like Weather, photo organizer, simple video editor and stuff.</p>

  • robincapper

    22 April, 2018 - 11:18 pm

    <p>Yay for the name from an Autumnal April in NZ</p>

  • Gavin Groom

    23 April, 2018 - 12:43 am

    <p>At least '<span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">April Update' makes sense here in the southern hemisphere.</span></p>

  • fbman

    23 April, 2018 - 1:26 am

    <p>And the sad part, most non technical users dont care or even know the names of the updates. They see the update appear, it installs and they move on with there life. </p><p><br></p><p>My sister-in-law, who is as non techincal as they get, does not even know MS releases bi-annual updates to windows 10. The machine tells her, that an update is ready for install and it installs. For users like her, MS's automatically update feature works well. </p>

  • nbplopes

    23 April, 2018 - 4:46 am

    <p>Considering that MS is such a global company why don’t they go for city names all over the globe?</p><p><br></p><p>Windows New York, Chicago, LA, Paris, Lyon, London, Manchester, Lisbon, Porto, Islamabad, Madrid, Barcelona …. keep on going, They could even pin release names the map for fun and dedicate wallpapers to the release. Probably even give some info about the geography for fun. Dedicating the releases to users in those countries. How social is that?</p><p><br></p><p>Would there be any legal issues with this?</p>

  • Tony Barrett

    23 April, 2018 - 5:21 am

    <p>Look, the vast majority just don't give a damn what MS call it – it's just yet another very large, inconvenient, risky update to an OS that seems to spend more time being patched than actually doing anything useful. It's annoying, it's frustrating and it's just getting very, very tedious. Security updates are fine, and necessary, but MS feel the need to keep adding feature after unnecessary feature just to keep this OS in the media and to try and make it somewhat interesting.</p>

    • Mestiphal

      23 April, 2018 - 9:34 am

      <blockquote><a href="#265178"><em>In reply to ghostrider:</em></a></blockquote><p>well, they're also taking some useless features away, like HomeGroups</p>

    • NT6.1

      23 April, 2018 - 4:16 pm

      <blockquote><a href="#265178"><em>In reply to ghostrider:</em></a></blockquote><p><br></p><p>I agree. It's time to move on from Windows 10. It isn't working.</p>

  • Gardner

    Premium Member
    23 April, 2018 - 5:37 am

    <p>The problem here isn't that this is the worlds most important decision. Its not, its just a moniker.</p><p><br></p><p>The problem is that once again, even for something simple, Microsoft is unable to make a final decision and stick to it.</p><p><br></p><p>How much time inside Google and Apple would you guess is spent on deciding what sort of naming convention to use for their products? You would believe "None, they both have logical, accepted techniques that resonate with their audiences" wouldn't you?</p><p><br></p><p>Microsoft, not only can't they find a naming scheme that resonates with their audience, every decision they make on this is endlessly revisited. Like every other decision they make. Nothing ever is final</p><p><br></p><p>If you cant get something simple like this right, how are you able to address the larger issues? You know, the complex computer science questions….</p>

    • Edward Grego

      23 April, 2018 - 8:59 am

      <p><br></p><p><br></p><p>"The problem is that once again, even for something simple, Microsoft is unable to make a final decision and stick to it."</p><p>This has been a problem for many years, especially since Balmer exited. Balmer may have made some poor decisions, but he had vision and follow through, there is none of that left at MS, it almost seems like they are led by emotions instead of logic. A logical naming scheme would be; drop the "10" and make it simply "Windows", maybe "Windows 18", then for the ridiculous second annual update, "Windows 18.1", it makes sense and it's easy to tell where you are in the update schedule. </p><p><br></p><p>"If you cant get something simple like this right, how are you able to address the larger issues? "</p><p>Answer: they can't! </p>

  • gerardt

    Premium Member
    23 April, 2018 - 8:17 am

    <p>So is this update now available as a general release?</p>

  • jrswarr

    Premium Member
    23 April, 2018 - 8:21 am

    <p>I don't really care what they call it. To me this naming thing is much ado about nothing. The only thing that matters? – Is my computer up-to-date. If the latest and greatest is installed – then I am all set. I don't think it needs a name past calling it the April Update – it just doesn't matter anymore. </p><p><br></p><p>Matter of fact – you can drop the number 10 as well. Lets just call it Microsoft Windows. Works for me.</p>

    • Wolf

      Premium Member
      24 April, 2018 - 2:52 pm

      <blockquote><a href="#265185"><em>In reply to jrswarr:</em></a></blockquote><p>I agree completely. If you have to have it, the only relevant identifier is the version number: 1703, 1709, 1803. These are perfectly clear identifiers. As long as they continue with the numerical progression, everything makes sense. Nonsense names don't matter. They are … nonsense.</p>

  • pachi

    23 April, 2018 - 8:44 am

    <p>How about stopping these ridiculous 6-month major updates and go yearly. Windows 10 2018 update. Windows 10 2019 update.</p>

    • Winner

      23 April, 2018 - 12:12 pm

      <blockquote><a href="#265186"><em>In reply to pachi:</em></a></blockquote><p>Are you trying to be simple? Microsoft always turns simplicity into complexity.</p>

  • rameshthanikodi

    23 April, 2018 - 12:39 pm

    <p>dear MS,</p><p><br></p><p>call it Windows 10 version 1803.</p><p><br></p><p>Please.</p>

  • techguy33

    23 April, 2018 - 1:45 pm

    <p>Those MBAs in the meetings need something to do! Seriously they need to stop trying to make the 6 month feature update cycle a big deal with cutesy marketing names. From the user perspective the 6 month feature update should be no different than any other patch tuesday update. Oh look there's an update to install…done.</p>

  • Chris Payne

    23 April, 2018 - 1:59 pm

    <p>On a related note… I upgraded to whatever-this-release-is-called this weekend (via release preview ring), and I haven't been able to find anything new except refined icons in Edge and the task view. All the bugs/issues I had before are still here. sadtrombone.wav indeed. </p><p><br></p><p>I opted out of the insider previews this go-round because my interest in Windows in general is waning, but if I didn't know any better, I wouldn't have assumed there was an update in April (or March) at all. And maybe that's why MS hasn't communicated jack about it. </p>

  • TroyTruax

    23 April, 2018 - 3:38 pm

    <p>What used to make the name important is so that you understood what third party software would run on it and what device drivers were compatible with it. Now that Windows is more or less forcing users to stay up to date this information is not as important. Who cares if next year's update is called the April update. Do you get to stay with the April 2018 update? Of course not! You will have&nbsp;been upgraded to the September update by then.</p>

  • NT6.1

    23 April, 2018 - 4:05 pm

    <p>1803 build named "April Update" being released in may. Yikes.</p>

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