Microsoft resuscitates Windows 1.0

MS has a new bright idea up their sleeve; advertising the "new" advanced operating environment on Twitter.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsofts-baffling-new-launch-all-new-windows-1-0-with-ms-dos-executive/

Hopefully it does get open-sourced considering that it has very little in common with the commercially viable Windows products around today.

Comments

  • I really don't see why they would open source it, although it would be interesting to see it finally ported to a few 8088/8086 platforms like the TI Professional Computer that (apparently) did not have Windows ports.

    Also, BTW, awful web site. An auto playing video and a popover? They don't want to be a web site, they want to be TV station.

  • edited July 3

    What also gets me is the "rollover" thing most of these MS propaganda rags do. I scroll down to read the comments and bam! I'm reading a completely different article.

    Because clickbait hyperlinks aren't enough anymore.

  • Terminal better have Telnet support this time around.

    Although MS-DOS Executive is probably easier to use than Windows 10’s File Explorer.

  • @robobox said:
    Although MS-DOS Executive is probably easier to use than Windows 10’s File Explorer.

    As someone who never used that, I can sort of agree. I got frustrated with Win10 few times too many.

    As for the article, what a nice little surprise. Windows 1 shall live again! :D

  • edited July 3

    I think the tie in to stranger things may be a more likely explanation. But an open source release would be interesting I suppose. I wonder if there is any of that code still in Windows 10?

    @robobox said:
    Although MS-DOS Executive is probably easier to use than Windows 10’s File Explorer.

    No.

  • Most of the current code likely is from the NT 3.x era. You haven’t been able to run 1.x and 2.x applications natively since 3.0.

    Personally, I wonder if a remaster can run third party Windows 1.0 applications.

  • Windows 1.11 unfortunately does not support the TI Professional Computer.

    It also now runs on top of Windows 10 instead of DOS. And it's 775 MB, which means that it's about the same size as the Windows Server 2003 R2 installation media.

    https://www.neowin.net/news/windows-111-unveiled-on-the-microsoft-store-as-a-stranger-things-inspired-app (no popovers or turnovers here!)

  • edited July 6

    I don’t think it’s compatible with Windows 1.x binaries, especially being from the Microsoft Store.

    It would have made more sense for it to run on DOS.

    EDIT:775 MB for this? Tell that to those who have a 200 MB HDD!

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