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Windows 1.0

In 1985, Microsoft released Windows 1.0. However, it was not a new operating system, but merely a graphical overlay on MS-DOS. It was one of the company's first milestones and a foundation for further development of its future flagship product. 1)

Windows 95

Windows 95 was released in 1995. The system was no longer an MS-DOS frontend but a stand-alone creation that was, of course, partially compatible with MS-DOS for a long time to come. 2)

Windows XP desktop photo

The famous Windows XP desktop photo is probably the most-viewed photo in history. It was taken in 1996 by photographer Charles O'Rear, and Microsoft bought the copyright from him. 3)

Hidden tune in Windows XP

Many of us have never heard the great music that is supposed to make your time spent at your computer more pleasant when you first set up Windows XP, right after installing the operating system. Microsoft chose a great song, but to be able to hear it, you need to have drivers installed for your sound card. Unfortunately, the Microsoft database lacks the software for many models, so the sound cannot be heard. Rest assured, in the “C:Windows” directory you will find a file named “title” — that's the tune! 4)

ASCII Star Wars

You can watch Star Wars: Episode IV, A New Hope, on Windows XP. Open the dialog box (Start - Run - cmd), then type “telnet,” “about” and in the triangular brackets (<>) enter the address “” 5)

windows_os.txt · Last modified: 2021/08/12 04:56 by aga