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Wednesday 16 April 2014

Microsoft Windows down through the years

Windows 1
The first Windows version had a colour 16-bit interface and was less than 1MB in size.
Many of the basic programs we still have in today's systems were present in Windows 1.01. Paint was there, so was Notepad, Clipboard, and 'Write' a word processor similar to the modern 'Wordpad'. There was also a clock, calendar, control panel and a game called Reversi.
New versions of Windows 1.01 sprang up every year but the original interface continued to be supported by Microsoft for 16 years, until its withdrawal on December 31, 2001