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Old 08-26-2019, 06:50 AM   #46
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people actually think version numbers matter when comparing different operating systems and software
People even think so about kernel versions, i.e. that 5.0 must be much better then 4.19 - even though 4.19 is a longterm version (and 5.0 is already EOL, as is 5.1).
 
Old 08-26-2019, 09:32 AM   #47
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People even think so about kernel versions, i.e. that 5.0 must be much better then 4.19 - even though 4.19 is a longterm version (and 5.0 is already EOL, as is 5.1).
Well, relative to itself, version numbers matter. Supposedly the last version should hopefully be better than the previous. Sadly that's not the norm of software any longer either, many aim to (only) simplify and strip down software endlessly, which generally makes it worse and worse.
 
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People even think so about kernel versions, i.e. that 5.0 must be much better then 4.19 - even though 4.19 is a longterm version (and 5.0 is already EOL, as is 5.1).
Also.. The Linux Kernel has stuck to conventions luckily. But due to that you have people who think OSX and Windows is better only because Linux is "only" version 5, while Windows is 10 and OSX is 10 obviously.
 
  


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