Microsoft Windows after 25 years: A visual history

Windows has come a long way since 1985. Where will it go next?


More than nine out of 10 computers run some version of Windows. But no one could have predicted that would be the case when Windows 1.0 launched 25 years ago as a graphical front end for MS-DOS. Here's a look at Windows through the years and some thoughts on what the future might hold.