Looking through the Windows (1985)

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Written by: 360.org

Monday, 20 November 2017

1985 -

In this era of technology, computers and mobile phones have become a major part in our daily lives. For the current youngsters, the internet and all its uses are as ordinary as anything, but just a few years ago, that world looked a whole lot different. Take the 20th of November, 1985. On this day, Microsoft Windows 1.0 was released, but it took some time for the famous corporation to get their operating system up to the point we currently are.

Microsoft is a leading company in its business, but it isn't flawless. It is the leading company in the amount of crashes involving their systems. But that isn't really strange if over 75% of the computers run on their systems. When the first Microsoft Windows operating system came out, it caused a wobbly start, because the system didn't receive such positive reviews. People had expected more of the highly anticipated system. However, it wasn't a total let-down.

Flop or great job?
Although the Windows 1.0 version was thought to be a flop, every successful manufacturer has to start off somewhere. Microsoft managed to improve their system, starting from their first product. 1.0 was in fact the kickstart for the bigger, better and quicker versions as we know them today.

360 trivial fact
Microsoft is known for its unexpected questions during a job interview. For example: ''Why is a manhole cover round?'' The company stimulates the newcomers to come up with creative and thought-through answers.



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