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A Brief History of Microsoft Windows

Windows: A brief history Pre-windows (on the PC) Ignoring any Unix and Apple flavours, the first multi-tasking ‘windows’ program was IBM’s Topview application, released in 1984. After this, in July 1985, some four months before the first Microsoft version, Quarterdeck released DESQview. November 20th, 1985: Windows 1.0 The first version...

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Windows upgrade path

Windows upgrade path: XP > Vista > XP > (>Vista>) 7 > XP > Linux!!! Recently tried playing with the various flavours. Downgrading up to Vista(!) – tore that bag of kak out. I point blank refuse to use an OS that needs a whacking great 1Gb of memory just...

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Microsoft states the obvious…

Microsoft mess up This tickled me so I had to copy it here. I read it and sat here chuckling to myself as an executive manages the art of stating the bleedin’ obvious: Speaking at Microsoft’s Professional Developer Conference (PDC) in Los Angeles, senior vice president for Windows Steven Sinofsky...