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Currently the most popular GUI, created for Intel-based PCs.

Available since 1985. Developed by Microsoft Link points to external site.

Timeline
1983 Windows 1.0 is announced
1985 Windows 1.0 (30 screenshots)
1987 Windows 2.0 (32 screenshots)
1990 Windows 3.0 (35 screenshots)
1992 Windows 3.1 (74 screenshots)
1993 Windows NT 3.1 (41 screenshots)
1994 Windows NT 3.5 (48 screenshots)
1995 Windows 95 (98 screenshots)
1996 Windows NT 4.0 (102 screenshots)
1998 Windows 98 (102 screenshots)
2000 Windows 2000 (103 screenshots)
Windows Millennium Edition (51 screenshots)
2001 Windows XP (108 screenshots)
2003 Windows Server 2003 (50 screenshots)
Windows Vista, the successor of Windows XP, is announced (under the code name Longhorn)
2007 Windows Vista (50 screenshots)
Detailed timeline

Articles
19 articles, starting with:
“Microsoft Windows” from Byte 1983
“Microsoft does Windows” from PC World 1984
“Drawing back the curtain on Windows shows Microsoft has a clear edge” from PC Magazine 1985
“Microsoft Windows” from 1985
“Microsoft Windows” from 1986
“Sorting out fact from fiction in the Apple-Microsoft lawsuit” from PC Magazine 1988
“A guide to GUIs” from Byte 1989
“The riddle of the right mouse button” from PC Magazine 1992
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More information
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icons
33
sounds
2
tutorials
2
posters
2
quotes
8
trivia
8
taglines
386
splashes
12
links
Featured edition
Desktop with applications in Whistler 2257
Whistler 2257
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Ads
58 magazine ads, including:


An advertisement of business capabilities of Windows 2000

An early advertisement of Windows XP

An ad of Windows XP from 2005

Windows 95 Resource Kit ad from PC Magazine 9/95

3 other ads:
A slideshow from 1985’s preview disk
A short interactive demo of Windows 95
Four banners promoting the launch event of Windows 95
More ads

Books
9 books, including:


“The icon book”

“The Windows Interface Guidelines for Software Design”

“GUI bloopers”

“Interface culture”
More books

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