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Although it wouldn’t be released until 1985, Microsoft introduced the Windows 1.0 operating system on November 10, 1983.
Almost 30 years later, The New Yorker remembered Bill Gate’s announcement in “The First Windows.” Here is the story’s video:
The following excerpt comes from the 2010 Redmond Magazine article, “Happy Anniversary Windows: The Windows Operating System Turns 25.”
“Windows 1.0 got off to an auspicious start on Thursday, Nov. 10, 1983, at the Plaza Hotel in New York City. That’s when Microsoft founder and CEO Gates took the wraps off the first version of the OS.