What a challenge to hoist upon yourself, TheRasteri! Did you not have an Apple keynote to watch yesterday? I joke obviously, because his 9:49-long video makes for compelling viewing. Watch as he upgrades from 1985's 1.0, through to today's 7, going by way of all the classic versions, as well as Doom II and Monkey…
Windows 95? A somewhat hazy memory at this point (whether you miss it or not). But Windows 1.0? One point oh? Mostly forgotten. But bring it up again, and all the problems and primitiveness of it might surprise you.
Vista users are ecstatic about Windows 7, but what about all the fourteen hardcore users who bought Windows 1.0 after reading the first review ever in Byte's December 1983 issue? Here are the highlights:
Two decades and a half ago today, Bill Gates unveiled Microsoft's first operating systems. Oh, it wasn't for sale yet—no, no, it's still only 1983 and we wouldn't see Windows on store shelves until 1985. But that didn't stop the young heart throb Gates.