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Happy 31st Birthday Windows 1.0 -- Introduced in 1983

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    Happy 31st Birthday Windows 1.0 -- Introduced in 1983


    Today marks the 31st birthday of Windows 1.0. On November 10, 1983, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates unveiled Windows 1.0 to the world. This operating system required only two floppy disks and 192KB of RAM in order to function. Windows 1.0 would ship to consumers for $99 only two years later after its unveiling.

    Windows 1.0 wanted to change the way we used computers, during a time when most computers were text based. Windows 1.0 had a graphical user interface, which was a radical shift from the norm, and was met with a lot of hesitation from users and critics (sound familiar?).

    Windows 1.0 came with several programs which we still use to this day -- including Calculator, Calendar, Clipboard Viewer, Clock, Notepad, Paint, Reversi, Cardfile, Terminal, and Write. Windows 1.0 had an amazing interface at the time, having all windows tiled, rather than overlapping. This meant only dialog boxes could appear over other windows.
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    Why do I feel old all of a sudden?
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    I still remember "MSDOS Executive"!
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    Ballmer has always been an irritating weasel, hasn't he?
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    Hey, "EDLIN" still works on Windows 7...when all else fails.
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    OMG, I really am that old!!!!! EEEKKKKEEEE Good thing I don't have an "out of service" date announcement....but I guess that's coming too. Thought my birthday was bad
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    Quote Originally Posted by azasadny View Post
    Ballmer has always been an irritating weasel, hasn't he?
    LOL! Yes, Art! Looks like he just came from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus! Just $99.99!

    Reminded me of these:

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    Beloit, Wisconsin
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    I must say Microsoft Windows has come along way. I remember when Windows 1.0 came out and then all the way up to the first home computer being Windows 95.
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Happy 31st Birthday Windows 1.0 -- Introduced in 1983
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