Windows 1.0 debuts 25 years ago today

Windows 1.0 debuts 25 years ago today If you were paying attention in 1985 (not that we were -- the only thing we were really paying attention to in 1985 was The A-Team), you might have noted that on November 20, Microsoft announced the debut of its long-awaited Windows operating system. Just imagine! You already had the PC (and the requisite 256KB of RAM, DOS 2.0, and two 5.25-inch floppy disk drives), and all you needed to do was shell out $99 for the ability to run Paint, Windows Writer, and Reversi -- in color! Let's take a moment to consider how far we've come in twenty-five short years... by watching Steve Ballmer do his 'used car salesman' schtick in an early commercial for the OS after the break. At least, we hope he's having a laugh -- otherwise, how would you explain that jacket?

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