Windows 1.0? It had everything Calendar, Calculator, file explorer, and so much more! I don’t see anything different from Vista. I mean killer drop-shadow on the calculator! That is some 3D eye-popping madness! :)
Windows 3.11 OMG We can drag windows around and customize their size until we plead insanity. Lets also not forget about the sweet Minesweeper, Solitaire and Hearts! Windows 3.11 was sheer bliss.
Wndows XP- Extra Problems, well actually this is probably the best OS MS designed, took them long enough though, still lots of problems, ddl architecture is still there, memory management still as crappy as ever,
Lets not even discuss Windows 98, ME, Bob or even clippy. Just as well Apple had its head so far up its butt at the time.
Which leads us to NT , Nice Try MS , the code base is still the same with at least some attempts at isolating the kernel.
MS start project Longhorn which was scrapped after a few years. rumor has it that they had to throw all the code out it was so badly done.
I guess they had to resurrect some of the NT code base to get Vista going why Vista, apart from the fact that we have been living with Viruses, Intruders, Spyware, Trojans and Adware for a decade, why would MS name their latest OS in this way, beats me!
oh the Start Menu that we have all come to know and love is over 10 years old. Should really be called the "Restart menu, or for purists the CTRL_ALT_DEL" menu. It had its celebrity debut back in Windows 95…along with the adorable “Did you know” tips.
which brings us to Windows 7 and 8 , and RT
RT us another attempt at taking the server hegemony of NT/RT into it next iteration and trying to shoehorn it into the consumer desktop.tablet
Its so schizophrenic who knows how long it will take MS to get all the bugs out, if history is anything to go by expect to wait at least 3 years after its debut before it is stable. Looks like we are in for another few years of hell doing all of MS's testing. ahhhhhhh
or wait a minute you could buy ........ OSX or iOS, say it ain't soooooooo