Common Core? Microsoft skips Windows 9, introduces Windows 10

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Earlier today, Microsoft presented its latest “groundbreaking” Windows platform to replace the much maligned Windows 8, but what’s making headlines is the name, “Windows 10.” Yes, Microsoft is skipping Windows 9:

No Windows 9 for you! #Microsoft announces next version will be Windows 10. #windows RT @thurrott

— Tony Thomas (@TonyThomas) September 30, 2014

It seems silly to skip Windows 9, no? We learned growing up that when counting, it goes 8 … 9 … 10. Maybe this is some of that Common Core math getting funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation?

Anyway, who knows why the branding gurus at Microsoft did what they did, but what we do know is that the name is getting ripped on Twitter. Let the snark begin:

An App Store? Wow, Microsoft. Welcome to 2010. #Windows

— Ben Heyman (@heyheyman) September 30, 2014

Its called #Windows 10 because that is the amount of seconds they used to think of a name

— Alex (@sn0wm4nX) September 30, 2014

Skipping straight from #Windows 8 to #Windows10 makes this parody article all the more hilarious:

— Prad Patel (@pradip) September 30, 2014

Hold the phone! The menu bar is back. Revolutionary! Innovative! Amazing! #Windows

— Ben Heyman (@heyheyman) September 30, 2014

@piercedavid Where is @Microsoft #Windows 9.x??? #Nadella's Numbing Number??? #Numerology issue??? @satyanadella Version Jump 😉

— Cricket for India (@cricket4india) September 30, 2014

Windows 10? I guess Microsoft forgot that there’s a 9 between 8 and 10? #Microsoft #Windows

— Jesse Letain (@Jaylay114) September 30, 2014

Fuck the start menu! All of us know it's coming back!! Tell me what else u got in that WINDOWS 10 of urs! #Microsoft #windows #Windows9 #ass

— Pranjal Kumar Tiwari (@pranjalktiwari) September 30, 2014

The next #Windows version will be Windows 10, skipping 9 for no apparent reason. The company really employs special kind of idiots.

— Ch Bing (@mirza_tw) September 30, 2014

Guess what's back… back again? Start menu's back, tell your friends. #Windows #Windows10 (via @verge)

— Matt Schultz (@schumatt) September 30, 2014

.@WIRED Every other @microsoft #Windows release is bad, so I don't recommend they skip 9 and go straight to 10… #FutureFail

— Kelly Brady (@kbradyatcsl) September 30, 2014

The Windows 10 Technical Preview Will Be Available For Download Tomorrow #TC #Windows #Windows8

— Startup Tech News (@vbstartups) September 30, 2014

We’ll have to consult a Common Core study guide to see what comes next. Maybe Microsoft starts counting by tens now? “Windows 20, coming soon!” or something like that…



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