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Date: 02/18/11 07:40 AM

31 Responses to The Evolution of Windows

  1. Profile photo of cobrakiller
    cobrakiller Male 18-29
    7368 posts
    February 17, 2011 at 4:35 pm
    Link: The Evolution of Windows - My family`s first windows based computer ran `95. I gotta say, things really haven`t changed all that much since then.
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    jimbro Male 40-49
    184 posts
    February 18, 2011 at 7:53 am
    "windows 7 should be available sometime in 2009"

    how old is that article?
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15512 posts
    February 18, 2011 at 7:54 am
    Ive using Windows since version 3.1. In those times it was all about DOS commands the most still
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    Lillim Female 30-39
    269 posts
    February 18, 2011 at 8:12 am
    >"windows 7 should be available sometime in 2009"
    >how old is that article?

    Apparently 2-3 years, I`d say. Interesting look, and boy did it bring back memories!
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    ilfg Male 18-29
    337 posts
    February 18, 2011 at 8:31 am
    needs an updated version.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    35684 posts
    February 18, 2011 at 8:46 am
    Windows 95 was the best.

    It has gone steadily downhill since then.
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    kpolos Male 30-39
    7 posts
    February 18, 2011 at 8:47 am
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    ruthless1990 Female 18-29
    3001 posts
    February 18, 2011 at 8:49 am
    windows 95 was the shizzz!
    but old article is old.
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    Volsunga Male 18-29
    1548 posts
    February 18, 2011 at 9:00 am
    Old article is old. Windows 8 has already been announced, slated to release Q4 2012. Also completely forgot Server 2008.
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    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
    4683 posts
    February 18, 2011 at 9:37 am
    Windows XP is ten years old this year... jesus christ I feel old.
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    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
    3564 posts
    February 18, 2011 at 9:40 am
    I was using Windows 7 for a while and definitely enjoyed it. Now I`m stuck with an old computer with XP on it and I feel like I`m in the stone age.
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    Schr0dinger Male 50-59
    359 posts
    February 18, 2011 at 10:22 am
    I fought in the 8 bit wars.
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    SvampeBob Male 18-29
    3076 posts
    February 18, 2011 at 11:07 am
    windows 95 FTW!
    XP meh not that bad
    Vista SUCKS harder thant a ilegal prostitute
    Windows 7 meh not that good, but nice to look at
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25350 posts
    February 18, 2011 at 11:57 am
    I cant believe they forgot Windows CE. Its not complete without CE
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    blackcatseye Female 30-39
    685 posts
    February 18, 2011 at 12:21 pm
    OMG Windows 3! I used that at work in 1990/91, man I AM old
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    Skythe Male 18-29
    965 posts
    February 18, 2011 at 1:15 pm
    I remember Windows 3.

    Now I feel old =/
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    shappy Male 18-29
    757 posts
    February 18, 2011 at 1:43 pm
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    EdxVen Male 13-17
    16 posts
    February 18, 2011 at 1:59 pm
    My school`s computers still run on Windows 2000

    Now I feel poor =/

    Man I AM poor
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    GurnBlanston Male 40-49
    247 posts
    February 18, 2011 at 2:00 pm
    I remember Windows 1.03, and waiting for 2 to come out. (overlapping windows! woohoo!)

    And I remember X-Tree Gold before that...

    And I remember the before time, in the long-long ago, when it was just a command prompt.

    damn, now I feel old...
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    SlothOfDoom Male 30-39
    2033 posts
    February 18, 2011 at 2:32 pm
    I miss DOS somtimes.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17516 posts
    February 18, 2011 at 3:41 pm
    First time I seen windows was 2.03, then a few years later 3.1. Neither impressed me all that much back then.
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    lisalezah Female 18-29
    255 posts
    February 18, 2011 at 4:35 pm
    This looks like a very old article, stating that Windows7 SHOULD be out soon.
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    mithraela Female 18-29
    535 posts
    February 18, 2011 at 8:40 pm
    I`ve done tech support on everything from 3.0 up. It is insane how everything changed so quickly. My favorite system was a win 3.11 (over dos 6.2) system on a 486 running at 120 mhz with 24 megs of memory. I tripled a 40 mhz clock! I was so proud of that stupid thing. That system could outperform the pentiums that everybody else had running win95. God I was such a dork.
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    DFWBrysco Male 40-49
    307 posts
    February 18, 2011 at 8:48 pm
    bah... I cut my teeth on DOS and programmed in dead languages such as COBOL, FORTRAN and PASCAL...

    The first GUI I can remember experiencing was on Xerox systems.. but the first mainstream one was on a Commodore 64 called GEOS (Graphic Environment Operating System) - came on *two* 5 1/4" disks and took between six and ten minutes to load just so you could use a drawing program and a word processing program.

    These weenies today can`t operate a computer without a GUI.
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    belunan Male 30-39
    1507 posts
    February 18, 2011 at 9:43 pm
    My first comp was a Timex Sinclair. I feel really old right now. Oh wait...I am. Crap.
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    Zed68 Male 40-49
    1015 posts
    February 18, 2011 at 9:43 pm
    started with 3... I feel so old right now :/
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15845 posts
    February 18, 2011 at 10:02 pm
    I started with CP/M before I went to DOS. I used DOS 2.1 for quite while, then 3.0 (fair), 3.1 (good), 3.2 (sucked), and 3.3 (GREAT!). I used 3.3 for a long time. Then DOS 4, 5, and 6 before going straight to Win 3.1 (unless you count Aldus Pagemaker which came with a Win 1.0 runtime module).

    Except for the servers, I`ve had, or at least used, every version of Win since then except (I`m proud say) ME and Vista.

    Back in the 80`s there were a number of GUIs that were competing with Windows but lost out in the end. I had GEM (Graphics Environment Manager) from Digital Research, the original writers of CP/M and CP/M 86 which Bill Gates totally ripped off to create DOS. I also used Geoworks which wasn`t too bad, and Framework, which sucked. They weren`t so much operating environments as simply suites of applications that all worked together -- more or less. There was also Lotus Symphony, but I never used that.

    DOS 3.3 and Win 2K were by far the best.
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    Maromi Female 18-29
    1095 posts
    February 18, 2011 at 10:26 pm
    aww, I remember windows 95 :3 Fond memories.
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    CmdrBittles Female 18-29
    1173 posts
    February 19, 2011 at 3:55 am
    I played my Sesame Street games with DOS when I was a kid. :)
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    oOFELIXOo Female 18-29
    177 posts
    February 19, 2011 at 8:03 am
    Shut up computer hipsters....Replace all your computer talk with obscure band names.. You sound like douchebags
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    phoneybone Male 18-29
    1744 posts
    February 20, 2011 at 3:08 am
    i was hoping for witty comment on each of the OS`s, supremely disappointed

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