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The Evolution of Windows

Hits: 17810 | Rating: (2.2) | Category: Technology | Added by: cobrakiller
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phoneybone
Male, 18-29, Western US
 1750 Posts
Sunday, February 20, 2011 3:08:20 AM
i was hoping for witty comment on each of the OS's, supremely disappointed

oOFELIXOo
Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 179 Posts
Saturday, February 19, 2011 8:03:26 AM
Shut up computer hipsters....Replace all your computer talk with obscure band names.. You sound like douchebags

CmdrBittles
Female, 18-29, Canada
 1182 Posts
Saturday, February 19, 2011 3:55:09 AM
I played my Sesame Street games with DOS when I was a kid. :)

Maromi
Female, 18-29, Southern US
 1101 Posts
Friday, February 18, 2011 10:26:12 PM
aww, I remember windows 95 :3 Fond memories.

OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 14116 Posts
Friday, February 18, 2011 10:02:39 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.

Zed68
Male, 40-49, Europe
 912 Posts
Friday, February 18, 2011 9:43:51 PM
started with 3... I feel so old right now :/

belunan
Male, 30-39, Western US
 1511 Posts
Friday, February 18, 2011 9:43:47 PM
My first comp was a Timex Sinclair. I feel really old right now. Oh wait...I am. Crap.

DFWBrysco
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 307 Posts
Friday, February 18, 2011 8:48:05 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.

mithraela
Female, 18-29, Western US
 536 Posts
Friday, February 18, 2011 8:40:06 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.

lisalezah
Female, 18-29, Australia
 255 Posts
Friday, February 18, 2011 4:35:42 PM
This looks like a very old article, stating that Windows7 SHOULD be out soon.

CrakrJak
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 17034 Posts
Friday, February 18, 2011 3:41:54 PM
First time I seen windows was 2.03, then a few years later 3.1. Neither impressed me all that much back then.

SlothOfDoom
Male, 30-39, Canada
 2041 Posts
Friday, February 18, 2011 2:32:31 PM
I miss DOS somtimes.

GurnBlanston
Male, 40-49, Western US
 248 Posts
Friday, February 18, 2011 2:00:36 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...

EdxVen
Male, 13-17, Europe
 15 Posts
Friday, February 18, 2011 1:59:48 PM
My school's computers still run on Windows 2000

Now I feel poor =/

Man I AM poor

shappy
Male, 18-29, Canada
 758 Posts
Friday, February 18, 2011 1:43:21 PM
98!

Skythe
Male, 18-29, Western US
 964 Posts
Friday, February 18, 2011 1:15:36 PM
I remember Windows 3.

Now I feel old =/

blackcatseye
Female, 30-39, Europe
 656 Posts
Friday, February 18, 2011 12:21:31 PM
OMG Windows 3! I used that at work in 1990/91, man I AM old

Fatninja01
Male, 18-29, Australia
 24534 Posts
Friday, February 18, 2011 11:57:55 AM
I cant believe they forgot Windows CE. Its not complete without CE

SvampeBob
Male, 18-29, Europe
 3088 Posts
Friday, February 18, 2011 11:07:16 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

Schr0dinger
Male, 50-59, Western US
 361 Posts
Friday, February 18, 2011 10:22:32 AM
I fought in the 8 bit wars.

SarahofBorg
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 3573 Posts
Friday, February 18, 2011 9:40:54 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.

gorgack2000
Male, 13-17, Europe
 4702 Posts
Friday, February 18, 2011 9:37:25 AM
Windows XP is ten years old this year... jesus christ I feel old.

Volsunga
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 1548 Posts
Friday, February 18, 2011 9:00:21 AM
Old article is old. Windows 8 has already been announced, slated to release Q4 2012. Also completely forgot Server 2008.

ruthless1990
Female, 18-29, Europe
 3016 Posts
Friday, February 18, 2011 8:49:47 AM
windows 95 was the shizzz!
but old article is old.

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Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 7 Posts
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