Happy Birthday, Windows

Happy Birthday Windows

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The year is 1985. Soviet leader Gorbachev meets with American President Reagan. Cocoa Cola unveils New Coke. Actor Rock Hudson dies of aids. Singer Madonna’s starts her first tour.

And on November 20, 1985, Microsoft releases Windows 1.0.

Unveiled in 1983, it would not be available for purchase until two years later. Arguably, that makes Windows 30 years old, but since many tricenarians, have a hard time with that milestone, we extend her two years grace..

Over time her share of sales and public favor has varied, as illustrated by this infographic.

Timeline: Windows Logo Evolution 

Going Retro

Like most twenty-somethings, the Windows logo has had her own experiments with styleHere’s a look back at fashions past.   

Flashback: notice how similar the current Windows 8 logo is to the original!

Sharing Win’s birthday:

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