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    Happy 31st Birthday Windows 1.0 -- Introduced in 1983

    Happy 31st Birthday Windows 1.0 -- Introduced in 1983


    Posted: 10 Nov 2014

    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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    Brink's Avatar Posted By: Brink
    10 Nov 2014


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    Yippee!
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    Happy Birthday Windows! :) My first Windows computer was Windows for Workgroup 3.1
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    I also ran Windows 3.1 on my first home PC. Happy Birthday Windows!
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    I also ran Windows 3.1 on my first home PC.
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    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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    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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    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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    Yeh. Happy Birthday Windows . Wish you all the best in future.

    Long Live Windows
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    swarfega said:
    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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