Saturday, September 1, 2007

Windows Splash Screens


Ever since the dawn of the Windows operating system, Microsoft has used Splash Screens as a means of distracting us while the operating system is loading.



Name: Windows 1.01
Release Date: November 20, 1985
Size: Less than 1 MB (709 KB !!)
Size: Description: First GUI Operating System designed by Bill Gates


Name: Windows 2.03
Release Date: November 1, 1987
Size: Less than 1 MB (1 Floppy Disk)
Description: N/A


Name: Windows 3.0
Release Date: May 22, 1990
Size: Less than 5 MB
Description: N/A


Name: Windows 3.1
Release Date: March 18, 1992
Size: Less than 15 MB (around 13 Floppy Disks)
Description: Microsoft's first popular Operating System after MS-DOS


Name: Windows NT 3.1
Release Date: July 27, 1993
Size: Less than 20 MB (around 16 Floppy Disks)
Description: Microsoft's first Network based Operation System


Name: Windows NT 3.1 Advanced Server
Release Date: July 27, 1993
Size: Less than 20 MB (around 16 Floppy Disks)
Description: N/A


Name: Windows 3.11 For Workgroups
Release Date: November 1, 1993
Size: Less than 15 MB (around 13 Floppy Disks)
Description: N/A




Name: Windows NT Workstation 3.5
Release Date: September 21, 1994
Size: N/A
Description: N/A




Name: Windows NT Server 3.5
Release Date: September 21, 1994
Size: N/A
Description: N/A




Name: Windows NT Workstation 3.51
Release Date: May 30, 1995
Size: N/A
Description:N/A



Name: Windows NT Server 3.51
Release Date: May 30, 1995
Size: N/A
Description: N/A


Name: Windows 95
Release Date: August 24, 1995
Size: Less than a 600MB CD
Description: A new series of Microsoft Windows Operating Systems available to public and includes Microsoft's Internet Explorer for the first time





Name: Windows NT Workstation 4.0
Release Date: August 24, 1996
Size: N/A
Description: N/A


Name: Windows NT Server 4.0
Release Date: August 24, 1996
Size: N/A
Description: N/A


Name: Windows 98
Release Date: June 25, 1998
Size: Less than a 600MB CD
Description: N/A




Name: Windows 98 SE
Release Date: May 5, 1999
Size: Less than a 600MB CD
Description: The most popular Operating System of before Xp was released




Name: Windows 2000 Professional
Release Date: February 17, 2000
Size: Less than a 600MB CD
Description: The best NT based Microsoft Operating System



Name: Windows 2000 Server
Release Date: February 17, 2000
Size: Less than a 600MB CD
Description: Among the best Server Operating Systems of the time, in competition with Red Hat Linux


Name: Windows ME
Release Date: September 14, 2000
Size: Less than 600MB
Description: A shameful buggous Operating System from Microsoft!!



Name: Windows Xp Home
Release Date: October 25, 2001
Size: Less than a 700MB CD
Description: N/A



Name: Windows Xp Professional
Release Date: October 25, 2001
Size: Less than a 700MB CD
Description: A Big Blast in Microsoft's Operating System History!!



Name: Windows Xp 64-Bit Edition
Release Date: October 25, 2001
Size: Less than a 700MB CD
Description: The first 64-Bit commercial Operating System


Name: Windows Server 2003
Release Date: April 24, 2003
Size: Less than a 700MB CD
Description: The most secure Server Operating System so far


Name: Windows Xp SP2
Release Date: August 6, 2004
Size: Less than a 700MB CD
Description: The most successful Microsoft Operating System so far



Name: Windows Vista
Release Date: January 30, 2007
Size: Less than a 4.7 GB DVD
Description: Promised to be the most secure Operating System ever made


Name: Windows Vista
Release Date:
Size: Less than a 4.7 GB DVD
Description: …and here, we have the glowing Windows orb