Re: [RFC] Kernel version numbering scheme change

From: Jan Engelhardt
Date: Sat Oct 18 2008 - 17:56:24 EST

On Thursday 2008-10-16 05:15, Hans J. Koch wrote:
>On Wed, Oct 15, 2008 at 05:25:09PM -0700, Greg KH wrote:
>> Benefits of this is it more accuratly represents to people just how old
>> the kernel they are currently running is (2.6.9 would be have been
>> 2004.9.0 on this naming scheme.)
>That would be a nice advantage, especially in embedded land where
>industry people frequently use ancient kernels. OTOH, those people also
>still use Windows 2000 without realizing what the "2000" implies.

(It implies 1999.)

If people do not even realize what "Windows 2000" means,
how would they be able to realize what "Linux 2004" would!

Also, Windows long moved away from the year-numbering (XP, Vista, and
the next is probably going to be an increasing integer), because
Redmond probably figured that people don't realize anything.
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