Microsoft Windows has seen nine major versions since its first release in 1985. Over 29 years later, Windows looks very different but somehow familiar with elements that have survived the test of time, increases in computing power and – most recently – a shift from the keyboard and mouse to the touchscreen.

Here’s a brief look at the history of Windows, from its birth at the hands of Bill Gates with Windows 1 to the latest arrival under new Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella.

Windows 1

The first version of Windows. Photograph: Wikipedia

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It was the largemouth bass staring up at him from his sink that initially sparked Flynn’s imagination.

“I poured the coffee sediment from my French press into the kitchen area sink and two droplets landed over the drain. It seemed like a largemouth bass having completely ready to strike at its subsequent food and made me chuckle, so I took a image of it,” he recalls.

A thirty day period afterwards, Flynn deliberately drew a experience in his kitchen sink sediment. It was the starting of what he would develop into an primary, proprietary artwork variety he phone calls SinkCoffiti.

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