Windows 8, Microsoft's biggest ever overhaul of the most popular desktop operating system, goes on sale on Friday. The release of Windows 8 marks over three decades of Microsoft's presence in the operating system market that began in 1981. This interactive timeline traces Microsoft's operating system journey over the last 30 years. Explore.
05:59 PM, Oct 26, 2012
New York: With Friday's release of the touch-centric Windows 8 software, Microsoft continues more than three decades of making operating systems for personal computers. Microsoft got its start on PCs in 1981 through a partnership with IBM. Microsoft made the software that ran IBM's hardware, and later machines made by other manufacturers. That first operating system was called MS-DOS and required people to type instructions to complete tasks such as...
01:14 PM, Oct 26, 2012