Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Nov 2013 18:41 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
Windows

The big story in The New York Times on November 20, 1985, concerned Hurricane Kate's advance as it smashed into northern Cuba and the Florida Keys before barreling north to threaten the Gulf Coast. But another big story -- for the technology world -- was about to unfold thousands of miles away in Las Vegas, where the Comdex trade show was getting under way.

Apple had grabbed headlines a year earlier with the introduction of its graphical Macintosh. Now, after two years of delays, Microsoft was finally ready to debut the much-promised Microsoft Windows.

It became the blueprint for many of Microsoft's new product launches. Early versions suck, but get progressively better over the years.

Permalink for comment 577284
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[4]: Comment by MOS6510
by lucas_maximus on Fri 22nd Nov 2013 10:06 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510"
lucas_maximus
Member since:
2009-08-18

The remark about Linux Journal was to point out that I am not a Linux newbie and am fully aware of OSS since 1995, but eventually gave up.


That generally how I feel. A lot of stuff has been broken for almost a decade or someone reinvents the wheel for the sake of it.

Reply Parent Score: 3