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History Of Operating Systems From Microsoft


Above is a video with a lot of screenshots from past versions of Windows. It also gives you the history of Windows startup sounds once you get to Windows 3.1 and beyond.

Here is a Windows timeline of releases that span more than 20 years:

–Release Dates–

  • Windows 1.0 - November 20, 1985
  • Windows 2.0 - December 9, 1987
  • Windows 3.0 - May 22, 1990
  • Windows 3.1 - April 6, 1992
  • Windows NT 3.1 - July 27, 1993
  • Windows 95 - August 24, 1995
  • Windows NT 4.0 - August 24, 1996
  • Windows 98 - June 25, 1998
  • Windows 98 SE - May 9, 1999
  • Windows 2000 - February 17, 2000
  • Windows Me - September 14, 2000
  • Windows XP - October 25, 2001
  • Windows Server 2003 - April 25, 2003
  • Windows XP Media Center Edition 2003 - December 18, 2003
  • Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 - October 12, 2004
  • Windows XP Professional x64 Edition - April 25, 2005
  • Windows Vista (corporate launch) - November 30, 2006
  • Windows Vista (consumer launch) - January 30, 2007
Microsoft already has a slightly outdated history page

Thursday, November 15, 2007 written by