A journey through the Windows of Time


Call it evolutionary, revolutionary, contemporary, or just captivating. The world’s dominant OS has been the staple technology running millions of devices owned by individuals and businesses across the world over the last 3 decades. Millennials would remember growing up playing Minesweeper as their first PC game and probably cannot imagine a world without Windows. Let’s take a short journey back in time to see how it has evolved over the years; which were the landmark versions, and which brought lukewarm response.

Windows 1

Brought to the world first in November 1985 by Bill Gates. It ran on MS-DOS and provided a GUI in 16 bit. It had icons, drop-down menus, dialog boxes, and ran with 1 MB of memory. It featured a calculator, a notepad, file manager, Windows Paint, and a game called Reversi.


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