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2005: Twenty years of Windows

2005 marks the 20th anniversary of Windows 1.0:

Windows 1.0 screenshot Windows 1.0 screenshot

The first version of Windows I actually used was Windows 3.0. Coming from an Amiga background, I was unimpressed. It wasn't until Windows 3.1 and Windows For Workgroups 3.11 that I actually started to believe Microsoft had something worth using.

Written by Jeff Atwood

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