Microsoft has revealed that the upcoming release of Windows 10 will include a change that makes the Windows NT kernel jump to version 10.0. While Windows 8.1 was Windows NT 6.3 and Windows 7 was Windows NT 6.1, the numbering scheme will now match both the version and marketing names.
Also, what was Windows NT?
Windows NT (New Technology) is a 32-bit operating system that supports preemptive multitasking. There are actually two versions of Windows NT: Windows NT Server, designed to act as a server in networks, and Windows NT Workstation for stand-alone or client workstations.
What is Windows NT stand for?
Some argue that because of the new networking options included with Windows NT, the abbreviation stands for "Networking Technology." However the official meaning of NT, according to Microsoft, is "New Technology." Windows NT was originally developed to be a a reliable and scalable operating system for businesses.
Is Windows built on Linux?
Microsoft built its own Linux operating system. You probably only heard about one of the new operating systems Microsoft released recently: Windows 10. It's “a cross-platform modular operating system for data center networking,” and it's made to run in Microsoft's Azure cloud environment.