It’s now 25 years ago since the first version of that thing called MS Windows started to
infest for the new IBM PCs.
When you think back – that long ago – we were sitting and trying out that new interface provided to us on a PC the price of a small car today. And yes it was only black and white and it crashed and crashed and crashed (could be the applications), so most of the time we went back to a green shimmering monitor running Lotus 123 – latest after 15 minutes.
Actually it’s only 23 years ago because it took quite some time between the announcement and becoming available for sale. We started using it when MS persuaded us with an Alpha version of MS Windows 3.0 / 3.1 a few years later. If I recall it right that Alpha arrived on about 20 of these new 3.5″ floppies (each costing about 10 times as much as a DVD today). As time goes by…hmmmmmm.
BTW this is Steve B. in that second video shouting away and selling snake oil. Sorry for the bad video quality, we could not find a better version.
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After beta testing the software since January 2005 today Microsoft has released its first version of Windows Defender. The free application is intended to protect MS Windows users from …pop-ups, slow performance, and security threats caused by spyware and other unwanted software… Windows Defender might raise the stakes for security vendors like Symantec and McAfee [...]
Yesterday the two CEOs of Microsoft and Novell in a joint press conference told the public that they have agreed on a set of broad business and technical collaborations …to build, market and support a series of new solutions to make Novell and Microsoft(R) products work better together… The two companies also agreed to provide [...]
Last night Apple officially acknowledged that a small number of Video iPods available for purchase after 12-September-2006 have been infected with the MS Windows RavMonE.exe Virus The virus will not damage any Apple Macs or the iPod, but will attack MS Windows machines connected to infected iPods. RavMonE.exe is a Spyware Worm (type W32/RJump-B) that [...]
The UK literary magazine “Granta” was founded 1889 by students at Cambridge University. It had some difficulties in the 1970s and was relaunched 30 years ago. 101 issues later today they provide a retrospective of issues since their restart in 1979. And every issue since then is still available in print.
Contributors since 1979 include Salman Rushdie, Doris Lessing, Paul Theroux, Julian Barnes, Gabriel García Márquez, John Le Carre and George Steiner to name just a few. The content from…