From Window1.0 to Vista

People seems always can find something bad in Microsoft’s window system, it never can be perfect. However we have to admit, window has been improved a lot from the first day it was born. Then I have a question, how many version of windows you have heard about or ever used?

It’s hard to us to experience the old versions, which already vanish in the history. But we still can see some left ,the graphic design of the welcome screen, witnessing the developing history of Windows System.


Windows1.01
1985.11.20Windows1.01 —— the earliest blue screen ^_^

Windows 2.03
1987.11.1 Windows 2.03 ——When the Microsoft logo began to use

Windows 3.0
1990.5.22 Windows 3.0

Windows 3.1
1992.3.18 Windows 3.1 —— first time to use windows flag

Windows for Workgroups 3.11
1993.11.1 Windows for Workgroups 3.11

Windows NT 3.1
1993.7.27 Windows NT 3.1

Windows NT 3.1 Advanced Server
1993.7.27 Windows NT 3.1 Advanced Server

Windows NT Workstation 3.5
1994.9.21 Windows NT Workstation 3.5

Windows NT Workstation 3.51
1995.5.30 Windows NT Workstation 3.51

Windows NT Server 3.51
1995.5.30 Windows NT Server 3.51

Windows 95
1995.8.24 Windows 95 ——blue sky and white clouds, indicating the IE is incorporated in the system. That is time when I began to use Windows.

Windows NT Workstation 4.0
1996.8.24 Windows NT Workstation 4.0

Windows NT Server 4.0
1996.8.24 Windows NT Server 4.0

Windows 98
1998.6.25 Windows 98

Windows 2000 Professional
2000.2.17 Windows 2000 Professional ——the first to use progress bar

Windows Me
2000.9.14 Windows Millennium Edition

Windows XP Home
2001.10.25 Windows XP Home Edition —— progress bar is changed to the looping style…(Personally, I thought that was due to the progress bar is never accurate and reliable. Hence, if we don’t know, then we have nothing to complain);

Windows XP Professional
2001.10.25 Windows XP Professional Edition

Windows XP 64-Bit
2003.3.28 Windows XP 64-Bit Edition

Windows Server 2003
2003.4.24 Windows Server 2003

Windows XP SP2
2004.8.6 Windows XP SP2 —— word “Professional” is removed

Windows Vista
2007.1.30 Windows Vista

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