History of Windows
Windows is the graphical user interface
for IBM and IBM compatible machines, this article discusses the origins
of Windows and where the operating system is heading.
Timeline of Microsoft Windows
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Microsoft Windows was first announced in November, 1983.
Microsoft Windows version 1.0 was released in November, 1985.
Microsoft Windows version 2.0 was released in April, 1987.
Microsoft Windows version 3.0 was released in May, 1990.
Microsoft Windows version 3.1 was released in April, 1992.
Microsoft Windows 95 was released in August, 1995.
Microsoft Windows 98 was released in June, 1998.
Microsoft Windows 98 SE (Second Edition) was released in May, 1999.
Microsoft Windows ME (Millennium) was released in July, 2000.
Microsoft Windows XP was announced on February 5, 2001.
ZDnet's in-depth coverage of Windows,
including an excellent history.
History timeline for the years 1990
- 2000 with an emphasis on Microsoft products. Hyperlinked to more indepth
for 1980 - 1990
Personal Historical Perspective
A nicely illustrated history. The
author discusses using Windows 1.0 and other early GUI programs.
A simple and nicely illustrated
history of windows.
of Microsoft Windows
A one page summary of the history
History of Microsoft Internet Explorer
O’Hare, now known as Internet Explorer
1.0, first shipped as an Internet Jumpstart Kit in Microsoft Plus! For
OS/2 was the OS that IBM kept pushing
Microsoft to finish. Meanwhile, Microsoft was busy improving Windows. OS/3
evolved into Windows NT.
Byte's "year in computing"
article discusses Microsoft Excel, the 286 PCs and the new CD-ROM disk
Microsoft and Bill Gates
The founder of Microsoft.
Version 4.0.0, 24 July 1996, computer
The history of different programming
languages, operating systems and software packages.
The history of computers.