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1985: Microsoft Windows 1.0 – What did they look like?

1985: Microsoft Windows 1.0 – What did they look like?
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  • historical event: Windows 1.0 contained some auxiliary applications that are still used in the current versions of Windows, such as Paint, Calculator, Clock, and Notepad.

On this day the first Microsoft Windows, version 1.0, were released for sale. They greatly resembled to the Macintosh graphical interface. Microsoft even had to remove some options, such as overlapping windows, to remove the possibility of conflict with the Macintosh. Windows 1.0 ran on MS-DOS, which means that they worked only within the already installed DOS environment, not as a standalone operating system. In some ways it was regarded as a “front-end” to the MS-DOS operating system. It contained some auxiliary applications that are still used in the current versions of Windows, such as Paint, Calculator, Clock, and Notepad. Interestingly, the first Windows did not have a huge commercial success. They remained in the shadow of other graphical interfaces.

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