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Nov182010

A History of Microsoft Highlights from the First 35 Years – 1975-1981: Microsoft Boots Up

Here’s a great news article on the Windows Online site that covers the history of Microsoft and our operating systems, with some great geek trivia in there as well.

Paul Allen and Bill Gates
Getting started: Microsoft co-founders Paul Allen (left) and Bill Gates

  • 1975-1981: Microsoft boots up
  • 1982-1985: Introducing Windows 1.0
  • 1987-1992: Windows 2.0-2.11-More windows, more speed
  • 1990-1994: Windows 3.0-Windows NT-Getting the graphics
  • 1995-2001: Windows 95-the PC comes of age (and don’t forget the Internet)
  • 2001-2005: Windows XP-Stable, usable, and fast
  • 2006-2008: Windows Vista-Smart on security
  • 2009-Today: Windows 7 and counting…

Read it below: