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Happy Fifth Birthday, Windows XP

Yesterday was the fifth birthday of Windows XP, the first Microsoft operating system to go a good five years without a new version. On October 25, 2001, Microsoft launched its spanking new operating system in New York City with a keynote by Bill Gates, appearances by then-mayor Rudy Giuliani and Regis Philbin, and a concert by Sting, all in front of 1,500 attendees. Later that day, Gates attended a kickoff by a store for a computer company named Gateway, which was apparently some sort of important company in those days.

Can you believe it has been five years? So much has changed, so little has changed. And sometime within the next two weeks, XP’s successor will be released to manufacturing.

October 26th, 2006 Posted by Nathan Weinberg | XP, Windows, General | no comments



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