Windows 1.0

History of Windows 1.0

Initially Windows version 1.0 was intended to be called Interface Manager, but Rowland Hanson, head of marketing at Microsoft Corporation, convinced Microsoft officials that the name “Windows” would be more “enticing” consumers.

Windows 1.0 is not a complete operating system, but only extends MS-DOS capabilities with an additional graphical interface. Microsoft Windows 1.0 is the first version of the operating system in the world operating system based on Graphical User Interface (GUI) made by Microsoft Corporation. This version was actually launched for the first time on November 10, 1983, but never came out to the public market before November 25, 1985, due to the many obstacles that occurred when development took place.

Advantages and disadvantages of Windows 1.0

  1. There are applications such as Microsoft Paintbrush, Write, Notepad, Calendar, Calculator, CardFile, and Clipboard.
  2. There is no such place used to save files before they are deleted (Recycle Bin).
  3. Windows 1.0 supports multitasking between many programs. This is certainly a very important improvement compared to DOS, which can only run one program (single-tasking) at a time.
  4. Windows in Windows 1.0 can only be displayed on the screen in a “tile” only.

Display of Windows 1.0

1. Word Processing in Windows 1.0

2. Display Microsoft Word

3. Windows 1.0 Control Panel