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Microsoft goes back in time with the 'all-new' Windows 1.0

By Shawn Knight
Jul 2, 2019
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  1. Accompanying the teaser is short 13-second video that spans through the Windows logos in reverse chronological order, from Windows 10 back through Windows 1.0. Fittingly, it is set to a catchy 80s tune.


    Microsoft hasn’t mentioned much else about the teaser since posting it yesterday short of a handful of period-appropriate replies to questions on social media. So, what gives?

    If I had to guess, I’d say this is a co-marketing campaign with Netflix. Season three of Stranger Things premieres on July 4 and is set in 1985, the same year that Windows 1.0 was released. Furthermore, in the first official trailer for the new season, we see Dustin decked out in swag from Camp Know Where 85 which appears to be some sort of computer-themed summer camp. That’d be the perfect opportunity to show off some “futuristic” Windows 1.0 material.

    The Stranger Things tie-in is pure speculation, mind you, but given the tremendous hype around season three and its nostalgic feel, it makes a lot of sense.

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  2. lexster

    lexster TS Guru Posts: 556   +272

    This is hilarious. Yes, we is Microsoft and cans promote TV shows with tech history lesson.
     
  3. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 2,619   +598

    I looked it up the other day, some guy on youtube shows you how to browse the web in 90s style, every single website looks like it did in the 90s. Frekin epic nostalgia.
     

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