Microsoft Windows Operating Environment, Version 1.0

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Date Introduced
1985
Photographer
Richards, Mark
Dimensions
in box: 9 1/2 in x 8 1/2 in x 2 1/4 in
Manufacturer
Microsoft Corporation
Credit Line
Loan courtesy of Kevin Rose
Copyright Owner
© Mark Richards
Location
United States
Keywords
DOS; Software
Object ID
500002001

Windows was Microsoft’s answer to the Macintosh’s graphical user interface. It initially competed with VisiCorp’s VisiOn, Digital Research’s GEM, IBM’s TopView and others. Windows 1.0, running on top of MS-DOS and supporting only tiled rather than overlapping windows, wasn’t widely adopted.