By now I'm sure you know that the next version of Windows is called Windows 10, and that I'm excited about it. Click here for full details on Windows 10's features, release date and more.
However, it was a bit of a shock at first when Microsoft jumped from Windows 8.1 to 10. Why did it skip Windows 9? There were a few theories.
One popular theory was that it didn't want older software to confuse Windows 9 with Windows 95 or 98. That seems little unlikely, but a lot of people still believe it.
Microsoft said it skipped Windows 9 because it wanted to show how big of shift Windows 10 is from past versions and the way the company does things. Considering some of 10's features, including a completely new browser to replace Internet Explorer, that makes sense. And given Microsoft's bombshell announcement I'll talk about at the end, this is even more the case.
However, could there be another hidden reason? One eagle-eyed developer might have figured it out.