Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Video: World's Oldest Functioning Electronic Computer

The Harwell computer, later known as the Wolverhampton Instrument for Teaching Computing from Harwell (WITCH), or the Harwell Dekatron Computer, was an early British relay-based computer. From 2009 to 2012, it was restored at the National Museum of Computing, where it is described as "the oldest original functioning electronic stored program computer in the world". The museum hopes to use the computer's visual, dekatron-based memory to teach schoolchildren about computers.[

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Video: Remembering Windows 1.0

Microsoft Windows 1.0 is a 16-bit graphical operating environment, developed by Microsoft Corporation and released on November 20, 1985. It was Microsoft's first attempt to implement a multi-tasking graphical user interface-based operating environment on the PC platform. Windows 1.0 was the first version of Windows launched. It was succeeded by Windows 2.0. Microsoft ended support for Windows 1.0 on December 31, 2001. (from Wikipedia)

Video Description: Windows 1.0 feature demo.

Video Description: A Microsoft slideshow advertising the features of Windows 1.0.

Video Description: Steve Ballmer promoting Microsoft Windows 1.0.

Video Description: This video shows boot screen and desktop of all the versions of Windows 1.0 - 8.0.