There's a lot of talk about Firefox's ever-increasing version number, and it made me wonder: what piece of software has the biggest version number of all? A brief scan of my Xubuntu 11.04 box suggests than XTerm, at version 268, has the lead, although I'm sure there's something bigger out there. And in the grand scheme of things it doesn't really matter - how good the software is, and for how long it is supported, is a bigger issue.
Incidentally, does anyone else find Google's "corrections" kick in far too often? Like just now, I searched for Linux biggest version number. On the results page it said: "Showing results for linux best version number". Huh? I can understand replacing "teh" with "the", and similar typo fixes, but it was pretty clear what I intended to type here!