Microsoft product names (3)
Mar 16, 2010
There exists a software company called Microsoft. Perhaps you've heard of it. It makes, among other things, two major pieces of software: The operating system Windows, and the productivity suite Office. Both Windows and Office are updated every few years, and instead of using some sort of intelligent auto-incrementing versioning system, Microsoft decided to go with whatever felt good at the moment: 3.1, XP, 2003, Vista, 7, etc. For this, Microsoft is deservedly criticized. However, being the nerd that I am, I'm baffled by the fact that people can't understand the difference between Microsoft, Windows, and Office. I've heard many a computer-user say, "I think I have Microsoft 2007," or "I'm using Office Vista." To set the record straight, here's the deal: Either you're using
Windows [3.1, 95, 98, 2000, XP, Vista, 7]That's it. I know the version numbers are hard to remember, but since both pieces of software are used by something like 90% of computer users on earth, let's all become nerds and try to remember these things. Thank you, and have a nice day. #technology
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Office [95, 97, 2000, XP, 2003, 2007].
So you and I agree that it's better for all of us if we forget Windows ME
I didn't even mention that one because the three people on earth who actually used it quickly moved onto something else.
We should all count ourselves VERY lucky that Microsoft Bob is not in that list. Anyone else remember that monstrosity?
Agree 100% with your rant, as well. I have to decipher what "Windows 2007" means every now and then myself. :)