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July 31, 2009

The History of Microsoft – 1999: The Series Finale!

Filed under: internet,Microsoft — Tags: , , , , — technofranki @ 04:06

I’ve been watching most of the The History of Microsoft episodes. It’s very interesting to watch, but the series is now come to an end. The year is 1999.

1999 was the year Internet Explorer 5.0 got released. It’s amazing that it took a whole 10 year to get to version 8 of IE. We got Office 2000, which I still use and it works perfect for my needs. We also got Windows 98 Second Edition, I still have an old computer running on it. ’99 was also the year of The Matrix, one of the best movies ever made. It was also the first movie I bought on DVD.

If you haven’t watch all the episodes of The History of Microsoft, go to and download them, it’s well worth a look.

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June 13, 2009

The History of Microsoft – 1993

Filed under: Microsoft — Tags: , , — technofranki @ 22:38

This time, The History of Microsoft have come to 1993. Quote taken from the, where you also can find all the other episodes:

For Microsoft, 1993 is a stellar year as we introduce Microsoft Encarta, the first multimedia encyclopedia designed for a computer. The Microsoft BallPoint Mouse is launched into Space and Microsoft reports that the number of licensed users of Microsoft Windows now totals more than 25 million, making it the most popular graphical operating system in the world.

May 22, 2009

Channel 9: The History of Microsoft – 1990 (video)

Filed under: Microsoft — Tags: , , — technofranki @ 10:59

The History of Microsoft feature on is very cool. It gives you a brife history overview of Microsoft starting with 1975. This episode is for the year 1990, with the description of this show:

For Microsoft, 1990 is about communication as we announce the integration of voice messaging capabilities into Microsoft Mail for AppleTalk Networks. WinMail, a Windows version 3.0-based mail front end is available for internal use and Russian MS-DOS 4.01 is the first Microsoft product localized for the Soviet market.

February 26, 2009

The History of Microsoft – 1976 (Channel 9)

Filed under: Microsoft — Tags: — technofranki @ 21:05

So The History of Microsoft continues with 1976.

Quote from Channel 9:

For Microsoft, 1976 was the first year with an official name, it was the first time Bill Gates raised the issue of piracy and we hired our first full-time employee Marc McDonald. 

February 25, 2009

The History of Microsoft – 1975 (Channel 9)

Filed under: Microsoft — Tags: — technofranki @ 19:02

Channel 9 has started a new show called History of Microsoft where they take each year from 1975 and later and go through, well, the history of Microsoft.

Here is a quote from the first episode on Channel 9:

Thirty-four years ago, a nineteen year old kid and his twenty-two year old business partner sold their first program to a little computer company in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The program was called BASIC, and it was the start of this company we call Microsoft.

And here is the video.

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