Evolution Picture Gallery: 25 Years of Microsoft Windows

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The guys at computerworld.com posted an interesting ‘visual tour’ showing the past 25 years of the most popular computer operating system ever, Microsoft Windows.

Can you believe November 20, 2010 marks 25 years since Microsoft introduced the first version of Windows to everyone? It is rather obvious that Windows has evolved into something we could never fathom 25 years ago. From a never-seen-before GUI (Graphical User Interface) in 1985 to what we know as Windows 7 today, Microsoft has taken the world’s most recognized and used PC operating system beyond our dreams.

Below are computerworld.com’s images of Windows throughout the 25 years showing a representation of each version starting with version 1 which most of us probably do not remember.

Windows 1.0

Windows 1.0

Windows 2.0

Windows 2.0

Windows 3.0

Windows 3.0

Windows 95

Windows 95

Windows 98

Windows 98

Windows ME

Windows ME

Windows 2000

Windows 2000

Windows XP

Windows XP

Windows Vista

Windows Vista

Windows 7

Windows 7

Can you imagine what the next 25 years will have in store for us?

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