Re: Why do so few Linux programs reach version 1.x?
Numbers are completely made up. The first ever version of Windows NT was 4.5 didn't mean there were at least 4 version before it. Since then we had NT 5.0 (2000) and 5.1 (XP) Vista will be 6.0. The Linux kernel has been around for at least as long as NT (I think longer actually) and we are only on version 2 (well 2.6 really) with alot more incremental releases in between.
Since I get asked alot, I am originally from Ukraine but am Russian by nationality. My nick means specter in Russian.