Windows 10: Happy 31st Birthday Windows 1.0 -- Introduced in 1983

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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       10 Nov 2014 #1

    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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  2.    10 Nov 2014 #2

    Yippee!
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  3.    10 Nov 2014 #3

    Happy Birthday Windows! My first Windows computer was Windows for Workgroup 3.1
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  4.    10 Nov 2014 #4

    I also ran Windows 3.1 on my first home PC. Happy Birthday Windows!
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  5.    10 Nov 2014 #5

    I also ran Windows 3.1 on my first home PC.
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  6.    10 Nov 2014 #6

    My first computer was a Atari 800XL. Dual 5 1/4" disk drives and a printer that used tiny ink pens for the ink supply.
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    insider build 10586.3 win10 pro 64
       10 Nov 2014 #7

    Happy B-day windows .

    my first computer was bought[used for 750.00 with a dot-matrix printer ,40meg hdd doubled spaced ,what a headache that was ] in 1996,for my daughter in grade 6 ,it was to slow for her she wouldn't use it ,so I used it ,been using one everyday since . it was running win 3.11. a year later I bought a new $2100.00 Pentium 266/2gig hdd/32 meg ram win95.i still have the disk
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  8.    11 Nov 2014 #8

    Not many people would have seen that video back then. This is the first time I've seen it.

    Wouldn't it be cool to take a modern gaming machine back to then and see their reactions.
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    Windows 7, 8.1, 10 | Linux
       11 Nov 2014 #9

    Yeh. Happy Birthday Windows . Wish you all the best in future.

    Long Live Windows
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  10.    11 Nov 2014 #10

    swarfega said: View Post
    Not many people would have seen that video back then. This is the first time I've seen it.

    Wouldn't it be cool to take a modern gaming machine back to then and see their reactions.
    I have thought that myself many times.
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