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Do you think that there might be any relationship between the xp form of programming (x here means "xtreme") and windows xp? I understand Extreme Programming (xp) to reference a ...
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    Do you think that there might be any relationship between the xp form of programming (x here means "xtreme") and windows xp? I understand Extreme Programming (xp) to reference a methodology of team-based programming approach. I don't know, but that approach to software development does sound very much like corporate software manufacturing to me. So, who knows ... maybe Win XP stands for "this was developed using the xtreme programming methodology"

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThoughtVelocity
    Somewhat related. I always thought it was silly that "NT" meant New Technology. Especially since when it boot it says "NT" Technology. A little redundant. I guess there will be no guessing with Vista.
    I call it Neandertal Technology.

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    I heard it XP stood for experimental prototype. But then, you can't fight cold hard facts...

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    Extreme Programming, where programmers are blindfolded and go for days without food while programming the next version of Windows...

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    It does stand for eXPerience, but when it was released i was reading an article which joked that it stood for eXtremely Pricey.
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    I used to say that the NT in Windows NT stood for Neutered Technology because USB didn't work and PC Cards required the use of third party software.
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