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Released on 20th October 1985 by Microsoft Link points to external site.


Timeline
20 Oct 85 Windows 1.0
85 Windows 1.01 (30 screenshots)
 Windows 1.02
86 Windows 1.03
86 Windows 1.04

9 Dec 87Windows 2.0
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Articles
“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
“One thousand square pixels of canvas” by Marcin Wichary, 2003
“Interview with Nathan Lineback” by Marcin Wichary, 2005

Links
Windows 1.x screenshots Link points to external site from Nathan Lineback
Featured edition
Welcome splash in Windows 1.01
Windows 1.01
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Ads
5 magazine ads, including:


Bill Gates’s endorsement of Tandy 2000 computers as a perfect platform to run Windows 1.0

Two publicity photos of young Bill Gates and Windows 1.0

1 other ad:
A slideshow from 1985’s preview disk
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Did you know...

Windows 1.0 was released only to be pulled out after two weeks and replaced by Windows 1.01. The reason for the recall was rumoured to be a major bug. As a result, the original 1.0 version is very hard to come across.

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