Windows 10: Windows turns 30: a visual history

Discus and support Windows turns 30: a visual history in Windows 10 News to solve the problem; [img] The PC revolution started off life 30 years ago this week. Microsoft launched its first version of Windows on November 20th, 1985, to... Discussion in 'Windows 10 News' started by Cluster Head, Nov 19, 2015.

  1. Windows turns 30: a visual history

    Windows turns 30: a visual history [​IMG]

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    Cluster Head, Nov 19, 2015
  2. vianneyZs Win User

    Access to location history

    Hi Harkanwar,

    by location history, I mean history of the GPS geographical position of the phone. And my question is how to access such history and visualize it on a map?
    vianneyZs, Nov 19, 2015
  3. RONGIBBS Win User
    visual voicemail turn off?

    Thanx Lex, but....

    Phone tile tap..I immediately get a Visual voicemail prompt. "Enter your voicemail password" Choice is "done" or cancel

    [highlighted]. hit done , nothing happens...cancel goes to history...I get to settings and there is NO reference to visual voicemail on or off. Voicemail seems to work just fine. But the prompt is annoying....I never set up a password and I dont need the
    visual portion. I am a new 8.1.. Not sure how to get my free windows 10 but thinking 10 might solve problem. Thanx in advance for your response. Ron
    RONGIBBS, Nov 19, 2015
  4. BillyBob Win User

    Windows turns 30: a visual history

    I remember all the complaints when Windows first came out, I think all the same people are still complaining now, some things never change.
    BillyBob, Nov 19, 2015
  5. KACI Win User
    Can anyone remember using a runtime version of Windows?
  6. Fafhrd Win User
    I can remember having a demo of Windows v1, on a couple of 5.25" floppies, but I learnt to use Windows 2 as a "mature student" (aged 38) on my Information Studies MSc. course in 1989/90 at Sheffield University. I wrote my dissertation using Paintbrush, Write, MS Word for DOS and Mac, carrying data as Word documents on both 5.25" and 3.5" floppies between the Information Studies Dept. and the Computing Centre - networking was limited to a few academic online data services and the library catalog, and the printing was queued to a central print server. I don't even remember using email at that time.

    Windows 3.0 came out that year.

    Windows was not a serious OS then, just a program that gave a graphical interface that ran on DOS, and supported a few Windows applications - which were almost all from Microsoft, very few, if any, from 3rd party software houses.

    The PCs we used were mostly Opus and Viglen 286 or 386 machines with monochrome amber screens. The Macs had tiny inbuilt Colour screens.

    Printing was mostly done on noisy Epson Dot-Matrix printers on fanfold paper. The computer centre had a Hewlett Packard laserjet. You were lucky if the PCs had 20 or 30 MB hard disks. At about £1.5K, I couldn't afford my own PC yet.

    By 1992 Windows 3.1 was supplied on almost all domestic personal computers direct from the Manufacturers, Colour Monitors and up to 4 MB of RAM was standard. Networking was proliferating, mainly with Novell Netware. With Windows for Workgroups 3.11 in 1993, and NT 3.1, networks became available for all. Over the next couple of years, CompuServe and AOL meant that anyone could get online if they had a serial port, a modem and a telephone line, and it all mushroomed from there.

    3.1 is still alive and just kicking apparently:

    Windows 3.1 Is Still Alive, And It Just Killed a French Airport | VICE News

    (I think this may be NTv3.1 though, hard to tell)
    Fafhrd, Nov 19, 2015
  7. Kyhi Win User
    This thread - just shows OUR age..
  8. Windows turns 30: a visual history

    Too right those were the days
    the ones today don't know how lucky we all are
    windows 10 is a god send lol
    hTconeM9user, Nov 19, 2015
  9. Atomic77 Win User
    I was turning 8 years old in 1985 I don't even think I knew what windows 1.0 was back then.
    Atomic77, Nov 19, 2015
  10. Rocky Win User
    Thanks, that is sooo cool.
    Rocky, Nov 19, 2015
  11. Cliff S New Member
    Still want your control panel?*Tongue

    Windows turns 30: a visual history [​IMG]
    Cliff S, Nov 19, 2015
  12. strollin Win User
    I remember booting up a copy of Windows 1.0 and thinking how useless it was. I didn't have any actual Windows applications like Word so there was only the built-in apps like Notepad and Paint and I had better DOS based versions of them.

    I agree with hTcloneM9user that younger users don't realize how lucky we are these days compared to back then. Word for Windows (Office didn't exist yet) was priced at around $300 and didn't have near the capabilities of modern Word. There were no free alternative compatible packages such as LibreOffice, there were alternative commercial programs and there were some shareware alternatives.
    strollin, Nov 19, 2015
  13. Rocky Win User

    Windows turns 30: a visual history

    I just received my 2015 Microsoft Annual Report in the mail today. What a nice coincidence.
    Rocky, Apr 4, 2018

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