Windows 1.0 operating system, 1985-1994

Made:
1985-1994 in United States

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Microsoft Windows Operating System, Version 1.0, includes nine 5.25" install disks and ten technical manuals, developed
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© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Microsoft Windows Operating System, Version 1.0, includes nine 5.25" install disks and ten technical manuals, developed
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Microsoft Windows Operating System, Version 1.0, includes nine 5.25" install disks and ten technical manuals, developed by Microsoft Corporation, United States, 1985-1994

Microsoft Windows Operating System, Version 1.0, developed by Microsoft Corporation, United States, 1985-1994.

This was the first version of the now universal Microsoft Windows operating system. Windows was one of the first graphical interface operating systems - meaning that its display used pictures and graphics as well as words. The name 'Windows' referred to the pop up boxes that characterised the system. Rather than typing commands, users could use a mouse to point and click their way through different windows. Microsoft offered support for Windows 1.0 until the end of 2001 - the longest availability of all Windows versions.

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Category:
Computing & Data Processing
Object Number:
2014-151
Measurements:
overall (box with contents inside): 240 mm x 215 mm x 70 mm, 1.28 kg
type:
operating system
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • software
status:
title/provenance unknown

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