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Windows Naming Strategy

Date: 1994



From: Paul Maritz To: Bill Gates; Mike Maples; Steve Ballmer Subject: FW: Windows 95 Date: Wednesday, May 04 1994 8:56 AM

Attached is a document written by Bradc, recommending that we name Chicago "Windows 95" ..

We should adopt the 95 version numbering/naming strategy ..

  • If we make this commitment, the 95 naming strategy is the right choice
  • because it communicates to customers whether the "model year" they own is current. This helps us increase our Upgrade rates ..

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