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What's in a Name? (Premium)


As Windows enthusiasts, we often waste time thinking about—and debating—the relative merits of Microsoft’s brand names and product versioning.

I’m as guilty as any of you in this regard. And with over 20 years of experiencing dealing with Microsoft and its ever-shifting whims, I’m perhaps as battle-weary as anyone out there as well. Scarred by Windows Vista, you say? That’s just the tip of the iceberg. Let me introduce you to Windows Millennium Edition. And Windows for Workgroups 3.11. Windows for Pen anyone?

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