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Happy 25th Birthday, Windows. Who wants to spank them?

There's a nice story up at Gizmodo today about the birthday of Windows 1.0, the crummy Mac OS knock-off that eventually became the Windows that we all know and loathe today. There's some fun factoids in the article, such as Microsoft originally wanted to call it "Interface Manager" instead of Windows. Bet that would have gone over well. Naturally, the article doesn't bother to mention the Amiga or Atari ST GUIs, which were far better than Windows 1.0. Nevertheless, while Apple, Commodore, and Atari were rolling on the floor laughing their fuzzy little tails off, the Microsoft tortoise was slowly but steadily waddling past them towards the finish line. Doesn't that make you hurt inside?

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