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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
268
icons
33
sounds
2
tutorials
2
posters
2
quotes
8
trivia
8
taglines
386
splashes
12
links
Featured edition
Welcome splash in Windows 2.03
Windows 2.03
More information

Ads
58 magazine ads, including:


Windows/286 and /386 advertisement from Byte 12/88

Third advertisement of Windows XP Tablet PC Edition from Wired 6/2004

A joint advertisement of Toshiba T3100SX and Windows 3.0, published in Personal Computing 9/90

An advertisement of Windows 98

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:


“GUI bloopers”

“Designing Visual Interfaces”

“Interface culture”

“The GUI Guide”
More books

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