Microsoft, Spam, and the Interwebs

So that post about mocking Microsoft operating systems?  Yep, this is it. And yes, this is months late and with no spam mocking.  A little history to bore you.


1980/1981 – MS-DOS

1982-85 – Windows 1.0
   -not a complete operating system
   -used “windows” instead of typing commands
   -required a minimum 256 KB 2-sided floppy disk drives and a graphics adapter card, and used 512 KB memory

1987-1990 Windows 2.0
   -desktop icons could control screen layout; keyboard shortcuts
   -designed for Intel 286 processor
   -Apple sued Microsoft over “windows” view of this version due what they perceived as an infringement on an agreement between Apple and Microsoft

1990-1994 Windows 3.0 & N’T
    -Okay by prehistoric
    -Most think this is the first in the Windows product history line
    -Visual memory – used graphics with 16 colors
    -again, desktop icons – now included Program Manager, File Manager, Print Manager
    -installed with floppy disks(!) which also included a heavy instruction manual
    -games were included for the first time which included the favorite time waster of Solitaire, Hearts, and Minesweeper
    -NT was built from scratch and was 32-bit OS, which was much different from previous os which were 16-bit

August 24, 1995 Windows 95
    -had Internet, fax/modem, email, online world, and could play multimedia games
    -had Plug and Play abilities
    -again, 32-bit OS but still some 16-bit
    -needed a 386DX or higher processor and 4 MB memory to run
    -upgrade was available in floppy disk or CD-ROM
    -first version of Internet Explorer (first fail in a long line of fails for IE)
1998-2000 Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows 2000
    -kind of fail but SE fixed most of that
    -2000 again kind of a fail
  -98 came out June 25, 1998
       -DVD disk, USB device, Quick Launch bar without Start Menu
       -Last OP sys based on MS-DOS
       -designed for home use, had system restore, stability issues, and was also based on MS-DOS
      -designed for professional use, more Plug and Play with network and wireless devices, USB, IEEE 1394 devices, IR devices

2001-2005 Windows XP
  -October 25, 2001 release
  -fast and stable, whereas 95, 98, and ME were not very stable, mostly redesigned for usability
  -64 bit processor

2006-2008 Vista
  -Might have been more secure but was rushed to market
  -Many didn’t like it

2009-2011 Windows 7
   -Introduces Window Touch

2012 Windows 8
  -New interface, new chooser, functions as both a tablet and PC which allows for apps

2013 Windows 8.1
  -expansion of Windows 8 now with apps and cloud activity




Type this later, if I remember.

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