[ntp:questions] Re: Lists of public NTP servers

Maarten Wiltink maarten at kittensandcats.net
Thu Nov 6 23:39:41 UTC 2003

"Danny Mayer" <mayer at gis.net> wrote in message
news:3a2a0492.0311061440.75eb54a9 at posting.google.com...

> [...] I stopped calling it Windows NT some years ago and I use the
> term Win32 to describe NT/2K/XP/2003, etc. Okay Windows 98, etc. is
> a 32-bit O/S but those are obsolete. I use the term Win9x (including
> SE and ME) for those systems.

Win32 is an interface; a list of WinAPI functions and record types.
It can be implemented (or not) by any operating system including

The "most" correct names are "Windows NT" ("family" or "line") for
Windows NT versions 3.0, 3.1, 3.5, 3.51, 4.0, 5.0, and 5.1, and
"Windows for Workgroups 4.x [family/line]" for Windows for Workgroups
versions 4.0, 4.10, 4.12, and 4.90 (or was that 4.95?).

Then comes the fun part. Brand names.

wfw40  = Windows 95
wfw41  = Windows 98
wfw412 = Windows 98, Second Edition
wfw490 = Windows Millennium Edition

nt4    = Windows NT (retroactively)
nt5    = Windows 2000
nt51   = Windows XP

Because brand names can be copyrighted, and version numbers can't.

Maarten Wiltink

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