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So that’s it: Windows 10 is called Windows 10 because Microsoft says so — even if “Windows” or “Windows X” would’ve been better.

But the marketing department has to be aware of both the positive and negative repercussions of wanting to ride on Apple’s coattails.

Finally, given how Windows 10 is meant to be a single platform for just about every form factor, plus the massive weight and importance that Microsoft is lending to this release, we wouldn’t be surprised if it sticks around for a long time — and Microsoft has made noises indicating it wants to move to an ongoing, evolving OS without specific version numbers.

(The research papers are here and here.) This means that a malicious app on your phone could steal data from your other apps.

Or a malicious program on your computer -- maybe one running in a browser window from that sketchy site you're visiting, or as a result of a phishing attack -- can steal data elsewhere on your machine.

Windows 10 is finally here — and it’s been a long and winding road.

Let’s step back for a moment and address one of the most confusing things about the latest version of Windows.

They've been named Spectre and Meltdown, and they have to do with manipulating different ways processors optimize performance by rearranging the order of instructions or performing different instructions in parallel.

An attacker who controls one process on a system can use the vulnerabilities to steal secrets elsewhere on the computer.

Benny says that Trend Micro — a Japanese company — did the same thing a few years ago when it skipped version 9 of its antivirus software.

Second, someone purporting to be a Microsoft developer posted this comment on Reddit: As insane as that hack sounds, it’s feasible that there are still plenty of legacy Desktop apps that use this method (or something similar) to check for Windows 95 or 98.

An Extreme Tech reader called Benny sent us an email to say that the number 9 is considered unlucky in Japan.