Thursday, September 3, 2009

Nostalgic Versions of Now Famous Softwares

Its a travel through time Post

Windows 1.0 : Then

Microsoft Windows 1.0 was released on November 20, 1985. The first version of Windows was only available on floppy disks and you had to install it on top of DOS; Windows 1.0 was essentially an MS-DOS program.


Windows 7 : Now

Windows 7 (formerly codenamed Blackcomb and Vienna) is the latest version of Microsoft Windows, a series of operating systems produced by Microsoft for use on personal computers, including home and business desktops, laptops, tablet PCs and media center PCs. Windows 7 was released to manufacturing on July 22, 2009.

MAC OS 1.0 : Then

The  Mac OS 1.0 came bundled with the first Macintosh personal computers that were introduced on January 24, 1984. At the time it wasn’t even known as Mac OS, but simply as the System Software. Apple didn’t officially rename it to Mac OS until the release of version 7.6 in 1997


Mac OS X v10.6 : Now


Adobe Photoshop 1.0 : Then

In 1987, Thomas Knoll, a PhD student at the University of Michigan, began writing a program on his Macintosh Plus to display grayscale images on a monochrome display. This program, called Display, caught the attention of his brother John Knoll, an Industrial Light & Magic employee, who recommended Thomas turn it into a full-fledged image editing program. Thomas took a six month break from his studies in 1988 to collaborate with his brother on the program, which had been renamed ImagePro.Later that year, Thomas renamed his program Photoshop and worked out a short-term deal with scanner manufacturer Barneyscan to distribute copies of the program with a slide scanner; a "total of about 200 copies of Photoshop were shipped" this way


Adobe Photoshop CS4 : Now


MS Word 1.0 : Then

Microsoft Word was released for the IBM PC on October 25, 1983. It supports even Mouse Pointer. Word for Windows was released in 1989 with the release of Windows 3.0

An interesting side note is that MS Word was the first ever program to be distributed on disk with a magazine. A demo copy of Word was included with the November 1983 issue of PC World.


MS Word 2007 : Now


MS Excel 1.0 : Then

Its originally released on MAC OS in 1985, it never appeared in WINDOWS, only EXCEL 2.0 appeared in WINDOWS in 1987. Excel was Microsoft’s second attempt at a spreadsheet program; it followed the relatively successful Multiplan, which lost its popularity to Lotus 1-2-3


MS Excel 2007 : Now


Power POint 1.0 : Then

The first version of PowerPoint was initially developed on 14 August 1984 by Robert Gaskins and Dennis Austin of Forethought, Inc. of Sunnyvale, California. Originally designed for the Macintosh computer, the initial release was called "Presentation". In 1987, it was renamed to "PowerPoint" due to problems with trademarks. In August of the same year, Forethought was bought by Microsoft for $14 million USD, and became Microsoft's Graphics Business Unit, which continued to further develop the software.


MS PowerPoint 2007 : Now





MS Paint : Now


MS PAINT Vista Version.

Visual Basic IDE (Visual Basic 1.0)

Visual Basic 1.0 (May 1991) was released for Windows at the Comdex/Windows World trade show in Atlanta, Georgia. It went up to Visual Basic 6.0 and Now VB 6.0 development environment is no longer supported, the runtime is supported on Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 and Windows 7

.NET overtook this



Visual Studio 2010 : Now


The story continues…….

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