Linked by David Adams on Thu 3rd Mar 2011 04:08 UTC
Windows If you had asked me, I would have guessed that this wouldn't be possible. One intrepid OS explorer has made a video wherein he not only installs every version of Windows since 1985's Windows 1.0, but proceeds to upgrade from one to another. The video, titled Chain of Fools: an Exploration of Windows upgrade procedures, shows how DOS and Windows are installed in a VMWare VM, and how a couple of DOS games were installed to see how newer versions of Windows handle backward compatibility. Similarly, various customizations were made to the Windows preferences to see how they survived the upgrades. Video embedded after the break.
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RE: Windows 1.0 question
by christian on Thu 3rd Mar 2011 14:35 UTC in reply to "Windows 1.0 question"
christian
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I started out my computing with Apple, so my fist experience with MS was rather late (DOS 6.0, Windows 3.1)

I read somewhere that Windows 1.0 defaulted to tiling rather than floating/stacking. Is this true?

If so, then Windows has gone backwards ever since. =P


For a modern 1600x1200 display, tiling is indeed a good idea for many people.

But try tiling on a 640x350 display, then report back with your findings.

Yes, it is true, as Apple was asserting patents over "overlapping windows". Absurd, and eventually thrown out IIRC.

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