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Evolution of the desktop

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Here is the evolution of the Windows Desktop! I've excluded Windows 2000 as it wasn't apart of the home user OS line. I apologize for the image being a little small!

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Here is a link to a bigger version of the photo!

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You forgot Windows 3.1 which was sold for home use on some Packard Bell as well as many other computers.

I actually ran it on an AST ADVANTAGE ADVENTURE (as well as later on tested Windows 95 (Chicago) on it)

If I remember right these were it's specs:

AST Research AST Premium SE 4/33

Base Configuration: 33MHz 80486 CPU, 80387 FPU, 8MB RAM, 3.5-inch floppy drive, 10 EISA expansion slots, parallel and 2 serial ports, SCSI adapter, Ethernet and Token Ring adapters, 102-key keyboard, 300W power supply

Video: Super VGA

Size/Weight: 26h x 19d x 15w inches

Important Options: 330MB to 1GB hard drive, 14-inch AST Super VGA color or AST Mono VGA monochrome monitor

I had 24mb of memory in mine when I purchased it - one 8mb and one 16mb

Prior to 3.1 (yes there was 3.0) but before it was more business oriented.

And yes I did upgrade the processor with an Overdrive that made it a whopping 933 mhz.

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It's amazing how little the look has changed over the years.

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It's amazing how little the look has changed over the years.

It is like I said-- in another post-

It is amazing how icons used to be in a folder on the desktop... then moved to the start menu.... then add a little side bar... move the icons to the side bar... then they add features and become widgets..then becomes the desktop call it charms.

So it has taken us how many years to get the icons back to the desktop.

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You missed 3.11

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You forgot Windows 3.1 which was sold for home use on some Packard Bell as well as many other computers.

I actually ran it on an AST ADVANTAGE ADVENTURE (as well as later on tested Windows 95 (Chicago) on it)

If I remember right these were it's specs:

AST Research AST Premium SE 4/33

Base Configuration: 33MHz 80486 CPU, 80387 FPU, 8MB RAM, 3.5-inch floppy drive, 10 EISA expansion slots, parallel and 2 serial ports, SCSI adapter, Ethernet and Token Ring adapters, 102-key keyboard, 300W power supply

Video: Super VGA

Size/Weight: 26h x 19d x 15w inches

Important Options: 330MB to 1GB hard drive, 14-inch AST Super VGA color or AST Mono VGA monochrome monitor

I had 24mb of memory in mine when I purchased it - one 8mb and one 16mb

Prior to 3.1 (yes there was 3.0) but before it was more business oriented.

And yes I did upgrade the processor with an Overdrive that made it a whopping 933 mhz.

Man, blast from the past. A few months back I threw out that big box my AST computer came in.

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Man, blast from the past. A few months back I threw out that big box my AST computer came in.

I remember I bought mine that was a demo model at Walmart - for almost 1/2 price. Then spent 1/4 of that savings buying the upgrades. Also this was the timing when people would buy and keep computers for more than just 3 years and expect to finish paying on them in 5.

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Vista explorer is the best ever.

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Yup, Windows 3.1 and 3.11 need to be added.

Windows 95 and Windows 7 are best.. I remember Windows 95 days.. hahah..

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Windows 1.01, Windows 2.0, and Windows 3.0 (Windows 3.1 looks almost identical so I didn't add it)

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