The history of microsoft

  • How microsoft windows begins

    How microsoft windows begins
    In 1975, Gates and Allen form a partnership called Microsoft. Like most start-ups, Microsoft begins small, but has a huge vision—a computer on every desktop and in every home. During the next years, Microsoft begins to change the ways we work. In June 1980, Gates and Allen hire Gates’ former Harvard classmate Steve Ballmer to help run the company. They name their new operating system "MS-DOS."
  • 1975- Haicheng earthquake measuring 7.3 earthquake

    The 1975 Haicheng earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter Scale occurred at 19:36 CST on February 4, 1975 in Haicheng, Liaoning, China, a city that at the time had approximately 1 million residents. Local political leaders ordered evacuations a day before the earthquake took place. This successful evacuation saved many lives. This was the only successful evacuation before a devastating earthquake in history. In this earthquake 1,328 people died in this disaster .
  • 1985- Mexico City earthquake

    The 1985 Mexico City earthquake, a magnitude 8.1 earthquake that struck Mexico City on the early morning of 19 September 1985 at around 7:19 AM (CST), caused the deaths of at least 10,000 people and serious damage to the greater Mexico City Area. The complete seismic event consisted of four quakes. The earthquake was located in the Mexican Pacific coast, more than 350 km away.
  • introducing windows 1.0

    introducing windows 1.0
    "On november 20, 1985, two years after the intail annoucement, microsoft ships windows 1.0". Microsoft works on the first version of a new operating system".
  • 1987-Gulf of Alaska

    Gulf of Alaska, a Magnitude of 7.8 earthquake happened at 19:23:19 UTC time.
    Damage at Yakutat, northwest of Juneau, consisted mainly of broken glassware and cracks in plaster, drywall, windows, and a foundation. Light damage happened at several other towns. This event happened in 11-30-1987
  • 1987–1992: Windows 2.0–2.11—More windows, more speed

    1987–1992: Windows 2.0–2.11—More windows, more speed
    On December 9, 1987 microsoft releases windows 2.0 with desktop icons and expanded memory. With improved graphics support, you can now overlap windows, control the screen layout, and use keyboard shortcuts to speed up your work. In 1988, Microsoft becomes the world’s largest PC software company based on sales. Computers are starting to become a part of daily life for some office workers.
  • Windows 3.0 windows NT- getting graphics.

    Windows 3.0 windows NT- getting graphics.
    Windows software is installed with floppy discs bought in large boxes with heavy instruction manuals. On May 22, 1990, microsoft announces windows 3.0, followed shortly by windows 3.1 in 1992.Taken together, they sell 10 million copies in their first 2 years, making this the most widely used Windows operating system yet. The scale of this success causes Microsoft to revise earlier plans. Virtual Memory improves visual graphics. Windows now has significantly better performance, advanced graphic
  • 1990- Luzon, Philippine islands 7.7 earthquake

    Luzon, Philippine Islands, a 7.7 earthquake struck at Luzon, in 7-16-1990. More than
    1,621 people died in this fatal earthquake.
  • 1995- Kobe, Japan 6.9 Magnitude earthquake

    In Kobe, Japan a 6.9 Magnitude struke Japan in January 16, 1995 UTC. Over 90 percent of the casualties occurred along the southern coast of Honshu between Kobe and Nishinomiya. At least 28 people were killed by a landslide at Nishinomiya. About 310,000 people were evacuated to temporary shelters. Over 200,000 buildings were damaged or destroyed.
  • 1995–2001: Windows 95—the PC comes of age

    1995–2001: Windows 95—the PC comes of age
    On August 24, 1995, Microsoft releases Windows 95, selling a record-setting 7 million copies in the first five weeks. It’s the most publicized launch Microsoft has ever taken on.
    Windows 95 features the first appearance of the Start menu, taskbar, and minimize, maximize, and close buttons on each window. This is the era of fax/modems, e‑mail, the new online world, and dazzling multimedia games and educational software. Windows 95 has built-in Internet support, dial-up networking, and new Plug
  • 1998- Balleny Islands earthquake

    In Balleny Islands region a 8.1 earthquake struck Balleny islands in 3-25-1998.
  • 1998–2000: Windows 98

    1998–2000: Windows 98
    "Released on June 25, 1998, Windows 98 is the first version of Windows designed specifically for consumers. PCs are common at work and home, and Internet cafes where you can get online are popping up. Windows 98 is described as an operating system that “Works Better, Plays Better.”
  • 2001- India 7.7 earthquake

    In India a 7.7 earthquake struck India in January 26, 2001.At least 20,005 people killed, 166,836 injured, approximately 339,000 buildings destroyed and 783,000 damaged in the Bhuj-Ahmadabad-Rajkot area and other parts of Gujarat.
  • "Windows XP-stable, useable, and fast"

    "Windows XP-stable, useable, and fast"
    On October 25, 2001, Windows xp is released with a redesigned look and feel that's centered on usability and a unified Help and Support services center. It’s available in 25 languages. For Microsoft, Windows XP will become one of its best-selling products in the coming years. It’s both fast and stable. Navigating the Start menu, taskbar, and Control Panel are more intuitive.
  • 2006–2008: Windows Vista—Smart on security

    2006–2008: Windows Vista—Smart on security
    Windows Vista is released in 2006 with the strongest security system yet. User Account Control helps prevent potentially harmful software from making changes to your computer. In Windows Vista Ultimate, BitLocker Drive Encryption provides better data protection for your computer.
  • 2006- Hawaii, 6.7 earthquake

    In Hawaii, a 6.7 earthquake struck in Hawaii, in Sunday, October 15, 2006.
  • 2009- Southern Sumatra, Indonesia 7.9 earthuake

    In Southern Sumatra, Indonesia a Magnitude 7.6 earthquake struke at September 30, 2009. The time was 10:16 UTC time. At least 1,117 people killed, 1,214 injured, 181,665 buildings destroyed or damaged and about 451,000 people displaced in the Padang- Pariaman area. Landslides disrupted power and communications in the area.
  • "2009–Today: Windows 7 and counting... "

    "2009–Today: Windows 7 and counting... "
    By the late 2000s, the wireless world has arrived. When Windows 7 is released in October 2009, laptops are outselling desktop PCs and it’s common to get online at public wireless hotspots like coffee shops. Wireless networks can be created at the office or at home. Windows 7 includes many features, such as new ways to work with windows—Snap, Peek, and Shake. By the fall of 2010, Windows 7 is selling seven copies a second—the fastest-selling operating system in history.
  • What's Nexts?

    What's Nexts?
    Many laptops no longer have a slot for DVDs and some have solid state drives rather than conventional hard disks. Most everything is streamed, saved on flash drives, or saved in the "Cloud"—an online space for sharing files and storage.
  • How can you prepare?

    To begin preparing, you should build an emergency kit and make a family communication plan. A disaster supplies kit is simply a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency. Repair defective electrical wiring and leaky gas connections. Locate safe spots in each room under a sturdy table or against an inside wall. Reinforce this information by moving to these places during each drill. These are things I do at with my family members incase of a natural disaster.