[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
Unix+Wine.

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.

Groetjes,
Maarten Wiltink





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