Friday, October 18, 2013

25 Years of Microsoft Windows

n the 1970′s two computer enthusiasts, Bill Gates and Paul Allen changed the future of personal computing forever.  Microsoft, a software we use on a daily basis, began small but as a huge vision and began to change the way we work.

IBM approaches Microsoft about a project named “Chess”.  Microsoft starts to focus on a new operating system that not only manages computer hardware but serves as a bridge for the hardware and programs.  The new operating system became MS-DOS.

Windows is always evolving, Microsoft Windows XP will not continue any support as of April 14, 2014. 

With the continued use of Windows XP, your computer might become more vulnerable to security risks and viruses.  Contact us at 619-325-0990 or for information on upgrades.




Here are some “Geek Trivia” provided by Microsoft Windows:
  1. MS‑DOS stands for Microsoft Disk Operating System.
  2. Remember floppy disks and kilobytes? Windows 1.0 requires a minimum of 256 kilobytes (KB), two double-sided floppy disk drives, and a graphics adapter card. A hard disk and 512 KB memory is recommended for running multiple programs or when using DOS 3.0 or higher.
  3. Control Panel makes its first appearance in Windows 2.0.
  4. The group that develops Windows NT was originally called the “Portable Systems” team.
  5. In 1996, Microsoft releases Flight Simulator for Windows 95—the first time in its 14-year history that it’s available for Windows.
  6. Technically speaking, Windows Me was the last Microsoft operating system to be based on the Windows 95 code base. Microsoft announced that all future operating system products would be based on the Windows NT and Windows 2000 kernel.
  7. The nightly stress test performed on Windows 2000 during development is the equivalent of three months of run time on up to 1,500 computers.
  8. Windows XP is compiled from 45 million lines of code.
  9. More than 1.5 million devices are compatible with Windows Vista at launch.
  10. Windows 7 was evaluated by 8 million beta testers worldwide before it was released.
  11. Power users will notice that Windows 8 has made the detection and correction of file system errors both more transparent and less intrusive.
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Windows 8.1 – C|Net
A history of Windows Highlights from the first 25 years – Microsoft Windows

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