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Subject: Re: Adobe Stock Images pays photo $0.18 for using his photo
Date: Thu, 21 Dec 2017 11:02:12 -0500
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In article <p1ge1h$10q7$>, Mayayana<mayayana@invalid.nospam> wrote:

> | Are you differntiating here between updates and upgrades ?
> |
> | Updates are usually to fix bugs, whereas upgrades are meant to add 
> something. extra.
> |
> | Most updates are free or should be I;d say.
>    That can be tricky. I find it often depends on
> the company. 

some charge for updates and some don't. it usually depends on how much
was updated. minor bug fixes rarely, if ever cost money.

> And the definition of each can vary.


> Microsoft once jumped 2 versions with Internet
> Explorer just to catch up with Netscape version
> numbers.

that's just what they called it, for marketing purposes. the actual
content is what matters. 

> On the other hand, OSX has been at version
> 10 for years, apparently because they just love
> saying "X".

as usual, wrong. 

the product name has changed from mac os x to os x and now macos. 

the version number for major upgrades progressed from 10.0 to the now
current 10.13, aka 'high sierra'. cat names were used through 10.8, aka
mountain lion, and now it's california landmarks. minor updates are the
third digit, with the latest released version of 10.13 being 10.13.2
and 10.13.3 currently in beta testing, expected to be released in
january sometime.

microsoft is mostly copying that approach, with windows 10 being 'the
last version of windows'. there will not be a windows 11. the upgrades
for win10 are called various names, including anniversary update,
creators update and most recently, fall creators update (except that
it's only fall in the northern hemisphere, annoying half of the
planet). the upgrade expected next spring has no official name yet,
however, it is currently being referred to as redstone 4 or 1803 (the
expected build number).