Microsoft Windows turns 30: A brief retrospective

Extremetech : Thirty years ago today, on November 20, 1985, Microsoft released version 1.0 of its new graphical shell called Windows. Much has been written about how Microsoft copied the Macintosh and Lisa, and how in turn Apple had copied from Xerox PARC — feel free to watch Pirates of Silicon Valley for a quick refresher, or read some of the excellent books written about these companies like Accidental Empires or Hackers for more accurate details than what the movie offered.

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