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Why is Java version 1.X referred to as Java X?

I saw that Java 1.2 is also known as Java 2. Do "Java 1.x" and "Java x" (for example "Java 1.6" and "Java 6") refer to the same version of Java? And if yes, why the need for this duality?
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is it possible for the author to trademark the name of an open-source application? [closed]

I would like to know if the name of an open-source application can be trademarked by the original author and what it means when it comes to distributing it through major linux distros, that is, will ...
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Common name of the firmware that can test product board [closed]

This may be silly to ask. Consider the internal circuit board of any electronic device (cell phone, for example) driven by a micro-controller, also on the same board. I'm about to write a firmware ...
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Does having a funny or silly name hurt a project?

This question has been bothering me for a while. Let's take some of my projects as an example. In my projects I tend to prefix them with "quack". This means that you'll have project names like ...
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Is the link between C# programming language and music obvious for English native speaker?

French is my native language and I just realized that the # in C# is the same character as for the diese music character that raises a note by a half tone. Also, As I made my music elementary class ...
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In what way(s) is LLVM Low Level?

In what way(s) is LLVM (Low Level Virtual Machine) Low Level? (At the time of writing, I did not find this expansion of the abbreviation "LLVM" on its web site, but on Wikipedia.) Is it called "Low ...
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Why Does Microsoft Frequently Use Generic Product Names? [closed]

Microsoft seems to use such generic names for their core products that it seems like it must be or have been part of a deliberate strategy. It is so common that I think it may have originated as a ...