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The Evolution of Windows

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a b $ Windows 7
October 13, 2010 2:13:43 AM

Found this pretty cool info graph on how Windows has evolved over the years to the current W7 version. Check it out:

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a b $ Windows 7
October 13, 2010 5:50:39 AM

I skipped Win 1 & 2, stayed with dos 1-6 till Win 3 came out. I guess that puts me on a par with those that are now still sticking with XP.
a b $ Windows 7
October 13, 2010 8:21:03 AM

Most home users didn't know Windows existed until 3.11 was released, at least in my experience. I never really used 3.11; I found the whole GUI business too intimidating and stuck with DOS until Windows 95 came along.
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a b $ Windows 7
October 13, 2010 12:51:01 PM

where's the link to where you found this...
cool.
October 13, 2010 1:38:49 PM

I had an old dot matrix printer that would only work with windows 3.1, hence why I moved over from DOS. Pity it doesnt mention the support for multicore/hyperthreading processors in XP Vista and 7, think they're quite relevant.
a b $ Windows 7
October 13, 2010 6:44:53 PM

Herr_Koos said:
Most home users didn't know Windows existed until 3.11 was released, at least in my experience. I never really used 3.11; I found the whole GUI business too intimidating and stuck with DOS until Windows 95 came along.

Wasn't that fun installing Win 95 from a box full of floppy disks, untill I ordered a cd of it from Microsoft, I couldn't find anyone that had 95 in the shops on cd.
Can you imagine trying to install W7 from floppy disks, how many would that be, 2000?
a b $ Windows 7
October 13, 2010 8:46:13 PM

I had it on CD :) 

And yes, an installation consisting of 2000 disks would be a royal pain in the a**e.
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