We all know very well that today we have a number of applications, services and platforms working and belonging to one of the current technological giants such as Microsoft, however, as the years have gone by, we have realized that the names assigned to everything this, in many cases, confuses its clients in an important way.
Microsoft Sucks At Naming Products
Today we have a number of applications, services and platforms working and belonging to one of the current technological giants such as Microsoft, however, as the years have gone by, we have realized that the names assigned to everything this, in many cases, confuses its clients in an important way.
To start we can review the different versions of one of its flagship products, the Windows operating system, where it has been possible to see that the company is unable to follow a consistent and more or less correlative nomenclature.
From Windows 3.1 passed to 95, 98, 2000, ME, XP or Vista; while the most current are Windows 7, 8 and 10. Thus there is no one to clarify, as it has already been commented on many occasions.
On the other hand, one of the most recent changes of the name has been carried out in one of its most important platforms while used, we refer to the official store of its system, the formerly known as Windows Store, quite logical designation; Well, now it has changed to Microsoft Store.
The most confusing aspect of this modification is that the physical stores of the firm itself are also called Microsoft Store, so calling in the same way the official virtual store and its chain of physical establishments, is also somewhat surreal since it can take to confusions.
Another clear example we have been able to see one of their projects initially more ambitious and has finally been a complete disaster, we are talking about its operating system for mobile devices. We say this because there came a time when many users no longer knew how to really name it, whether Windows Mobile, Windows Phone 7, or Windows Phone. Something similar happened with another of its plans that was finally discarded, we refer to the recently disappeared music platform via streaming itself from Microsoft.
Users are bundled with the names of Microsoft products
While in the beginning it was called MSN Music, then it was changed to Zune, to move to Xbox Music and finally it disappeared with the name of Groove Music, changes that in many occasions do nothing but confuse their own clients, not only because changes as such, but also by the nomenclatures by which it is decided.
And not to mention the most recent Windows 10 updates, that’s another matter: Windows 10 November Update, Windows 10 Anniversary Update, Windows 10 Creators Update and Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.
We are more than accustomed to these terms used in the updates, but for someone not too involved in this world, it will be difficult to know if the version of the system that runs on your PC is the last or some of many months ago, because If you have to be guided by their names then you will know that how complicated names it has. And we’re going to end with two other clear examples that the tech giant Microsoft’s creators when it comes to assigning names to some of their products, should give a couple of laps.
What at first was to be called Windows 10 Cloud that within evil could sense it was a scaled-down version of the system, it ended up being as Windows 10 S. What does that “S” really mean? In fact, it is the same letter used in its game console, the Xbox One S, but equally without much sense.
And if we already talk about this console, the nomenclatures used also have theirs, especially the latest: Xbox One, Xbox One S and now Xbox One X, to see how it clarifies someone not too knowledgeable in the subject.
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