This Was Steve Ballmer Selling Windows 1.0

Last week we got to see the press release that Microsoft sent out announcing the availability of Windows 1.0.

Being able the multitask was a big new thing at the time, and Microsoft's press release sold that feature just like companies today boast about new functionality.

"Windows lets users integrate the tasks they perform with their computer by providing the ability to work with several programs at the same time and easily switch between them without having to quit and restart individual applications."

Press release wordage hasn't changed much, but we're not sure that you'd see the same sort of enthusiastic selling that you Steve Ballmer did back in 1985.

Then again, there's always hope for a revival with Windows 8.

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  • N.Broekhuijsen
    windows has evolved so much since then.... Ballmer hasn't: he still looks exactly the same!
  • Trashit
    Holyshit a clock?!?!?!?!
    *gasps :o
  • ohim
    You can`t do that without a good sense of humor.. and that`s what i like at him :) Put Jobs and Balmer next to each other , with whom would you like to go on a trip and have fun if you`ll be put to do it :)
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  • eddieroolz
    This commercial makes me chuckle every time :) Oh he was so energetic...
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  • Anonymous
    first? that was funny