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WindoWs 1.0ReleasesRelease date: 1985-11-20; 23 License Microsoft EULA years ago (info) WindoWs 1.0Current version: 1.04 (1987-04-08) Part of the Microsoft Windows family (info)Developer : MicrosoftSource model: Closed source
Support status: Unsupported as of31 December 2001
Windows 1.0 is a 16-bit graphical operating environment that was released on 20 November 1985. It wasMicrosofts first attempt to implement a multi-tasking graphical user interface-based operating environment on thePC platform. Windows 1.0 was the very first version of Windows launched. It was succeeded by Windows 2.0.•histoRy of micRosoft :WindoWs 1.0 The box art of Windows 1.01, the first version Microsoft released to the public. The same box art was usedin the subsequent minor releases. 1985: Windows 1.0 The first version of Windows provided a new software environment for developing and running applicationsthat use bitmap displays and mouse pointing devices. Before Windows, PC users relied on the MS-DOS® methodof typing commands at the C prompt (C:). With Windows, users moved a mouse to point and click their waythrough tasks, such as starting applications. In addition, Windows users could switch among several concurrentlyrunning applications. The product included a set of desktop applications, including the MS-DOS file managementprogram, a calendar, card file, notepad, calculator, clock, and telecommunications programs, which helped usersmanage day-to-day activities.This early Interface Manager product preceded the Windows 1.0 GUI.The first release version is actually numbered 1.01. Version 1.02, released in May 1986, was international and had editions in several European languages.Version 1.03, released in August 1986, was for the US- and international market, with enhancements making itconsistent with the international release. It included drivers for European keyboards and additional screen andprinter drivers. Version 1.04, released in April 1987, added support for the VGA graphics adapters of the new IBMPS/2 computers. At the same time, Microsoft and IBM announced the introduction of OS/2 and its graphical OS/2Presentation Manager, which were supposed to ultimately replace both MS-DOS and Windows. Windows 1.0 wassuperseded in November 1987, with the release of Windows 2.0. Windows 1.0 was supported by Microsoft forsixteen years, until 31 December 2001. Windows 1.0 was one of the longest supported operating systems of theMicrosoft Windows family of operating systems.Windows 1.0
Microsoft believed that for personal computers to become mainstream, they had to be easier to use, whichargued for a graphical user interface (GUI) instead of DOSs command-line interface. With that in mind,development on the inaugural version of Windows started in 1983, with the final product released to market inNovember, 1985.Windows 1.0—the first version of WindowsWindows was originally going to be called Interface Manager, and was nothing more than a graphical shell that saton top of the existing DOS operating system. While DOS was a keyboard-driven, text-based operating system,Windows supported the click-and-drag operation of a mouse. That said, individual windows could only be tiledonscreen, and could not be stacked or overlaid on top of each other. Unlike todays overblown and overstuffedoperating systems, this first version of Windows came with only a few rudimentary utilities. There was the WindowsPaint graphics program, Windows Write text editor, an appointment calendar, a card filer, a notepad, and a clock.Windows 1.0 also included the Control Panel, which was used for configuring various features of the environment,and the MS-DOS Executive, a crude predecessor to todays Windows Explorer file manager. Not surprisingly,Windows 1.0 was not wildly successful. There wasnt a lot of demand for a graphical user interface for the text-based applications then available for the IBM PC. Just as important, this first version of Windows required morepower than machines of that era could deliver and had little impact on the market. time machine tRavel thRough micRosoft’s WindoWs 1.0 - 25 yeaRs completedSoumya SinhaNovember 11th, 2008 Just more than two decades ago, a young man from Washington had some things to say at New YorksHelmsley Palace Hotel. He claimed that, powered by a unique graphical interface, his new OS, (coincidentallynamed Windows!) would be running 90% of IBM systems from the next year. of course nobody believed him then.But that person had it in him to make others believe what he wished. The product is Windows operating system,that now runs in 90% of the computers worldwide. The person is, with no surprises, Mr. Microsoft, Bill Gates. Today is the 25th anniversary of the announcement of Windows 1.0. A simple tribute from us rememberingthat event which gave us a new vision of operating systems and much more.Windows : The Microsoft Windows operating system is the most popular choice and currently has a stronghold overthe market. This platform has made significant advancements from version 1.0 all the way to the new Vista system.The Windows system is highly compatible, feature-rich and has a much larger selection of software applications.Unlike the Linux kernel, Windows is proprietary software and tends to be more expensive than others. Despitewidespread usage, Windows has been heavily associated with the term "insecure" as a number of securityvulnerabilities have made it the most targeted system. Frequently exploited by hackers and malicious code writers,it is recommended that any Windows operating system with internet access be protected by some form of securitysoftware. Although the XP version is still popular among users, support for this system will conclude in 2009 asmore emphasis will be placed on developing the Vista series.
Installation media: Windows 1.0 was only available on floppy disks. The user had to have DOS to install. It was the same withall versions of Windows up to and including Windows 95, which was still available on diskettes (but no longerrequired DOS to be installed first).Competition: The history of Windows dates back to September 1981, when the project named "Interface Manager" wasstarted. It was first presented to the public in 10 November 1983, renamed to "Microsoft Windows"; the two years ofdelay before release led to charges that it was "vaporware". The initially announced version of Windows hadfeatures so much resembling the Macintosh interface that Microsoft had to change many of them: overlappingwindows, although supported by the GUI engine, werent allowed for exactly this reason. The announcement ofWindows imminent arrival in 1985 probably did not help the sales of VisiCorps VisiOn environment which debutedat the same time. However, even when finally released, Windows 1.0 aroused little interest. Another GUI for the PC platform at the time was GEM. It used more aspects from the Macintosh GUI, forexample the trash can concept (which Microsoft would later employ in future Windows releases) and moregenerally the desktop interaction. GEM was eventually used as the standard GUI for the Ataris ST range of 68k-based computers, which were sometimes referred to as Jackintoshes (the company being run by Jack Tramiel).GEMs resemblance to the Macintosh OS later caused legal trouble for the manufacturer, Digital Research, whowas obliged to seriously cripple the desktops appearance and functionality (applications were not affected).GEMwas not multitasking, so users had to close one program in order to run another one. Collections of relatedprograms, like GEM Draw, had tricky File menu items like Close (to Edit) to facilitate switching. An alternative multitasker released shortly before was DESQview, a successor of IBMs failed TopViewfrom 1984. It did not have graphical capabilities initially, but is able to multitask DOS applications in windows aslong as they are well-behaved or have a specially written "loader" to fix them on the fly.Windows 1.0 market sharegrew very slowly, as there was no killer app (market-dominating software) that required the graphical shell. Thekiller apps at the time were generally only available on the Apple Macintosh platform (this statement was true evenof Microsofts Mac-OS-only Microsoft Office).The Macintosh remained the platform of choice especially for high-endgraphics and desktop publishing (DTP). Although Aldus PageMaker shipped in January 1987 with a Windowsexecutable, it remained but a curiosity due to poor support relative to the Mac version, and a steep $795 price tag. PC-based DTP remained out of the reach of most Windows users until the release of $99 Serif PagePlus1.0 in 1991. PagePlus won considerable praise from the prestigious Seybold Reports, not only for being the firstsub-$100 DTP package capable of CMYK color separations but also because Serif backed up their customers withfree 24-hour support. Nearly every desktop publishing magazine shootout review would include both programs sideby side despite the price differences. In the real world however, the lack of a Mac version meant few prepressservice bureaus would accept PC data or PC PostScript files. Corel Draw 1.0, Micrographix Picture Publisher, PaintShop Pro, and Cool Edit also provided a Windows-only focus and provided capabilities previously only found inexpensive applications. Other shell programs for MS-DOS include Norton Commander, PC Tools, XTree. DOSShell, and DOS Menu (in MS-DOS version 4.0). These applications attempted to be organizational and menu-driven tools, and did not try at all to be a desktop shell.Features: Windows 1.0 offers limited multitasking of existing MS-DOS programs and concentrates on creating aninteraction paradigm (cf. message loop), an execution model and a stable API for native programs for the future.Due to Microsofts extensive support for backward compatibility, it is not only possible to execute Windows 1.0binary programs on current versions of Windows to a large extent, but also to recompile their source code into anequally functional "modern" application with just limited modifications.
Windows 1.0 is often regarded as a "front-end the MS-DOS operating system", a description which hasalso been applied to subsequent versions of Windows. Windows 1.0 is an MS-DOS program. Windows 1.0programs can call MS-DOS functions, and GUI programs are run from .exe files just like MS-DOS programs.However, Windows .exe files had their own "new executable" (NE) file format, which only Windows could processand which, for example, allowed demand-loading of code and data. Applications were supposed to handle memoryonly through Windows own memory management system, which implemented a software-based virtual memoryscheme allowing for applications larger than available RAM. Because graphics support in MS-DOS is extremely limited, MS-DOS applications have to go to the barehardware (or sometimes just to the BIOS) to get work done. Therefore, Windows 1.0 included original devicedrivers for video cards, a mouse, keyboards, printers and serial communications, and applications were supposedto only invoke APIs built upon these drivers. However, this extended to other APIs such as file system managementfunctions. In this sense, Windows 1.0 was designed to be extended into a full-fledged operating system, rather thanbeing just a graphics environment used by applications. Indeed, Windows 1.0 is a "DOS front-end" and cannotoperate without a DOS environment (it uses, for example, the file-handling functions provided by DOS.) The level ofreplacement increases in subsequent versions. The system requirements for Windows 1.0 constituted CGA/Hercules/EGA (listed as "Monochrome or colormonitor"), MS-DOS 3.1, 384K RAM (512KB recommended), and 2 double-sided disk drives or a hard drive.Windows 1.0 runs a shell program known as MS-DOS Executive. Other supplied programs are Calculator,Calendar, Cardfile, Clipboard viewer, Clock, Control Panel, Notepad, Paint, Reversi, Terminal, and Write.Windows1.0 does not allow overlapping windows. Instead all windows are tiled. Only dialog boxes can appear over otherwindows. Windows 1.0 executables, while having the same .exe extension and initial file header as MS-DOSprograms, do not contain the so-called MS-DOS stub which prints the "This program requires Microsoft Windows"message and exits when the program is run outside of Windows. Instead, the file header was formatted in such away as to make DOS reject the executable with a "program too large to fit in memory" error message.From thebeginning, Windows was intended to multitask programs (although this originally only applied to native applicationsand for many versions the multitasking was co-operative, rather than preemptive).Originally Windows was designedto have the pull-up menus at the bottom of windows, as it was common with the DOS programs of the time;however, this was changed before the first release.The Microsoft and Apple Comparison: Microsoft and Apple are two powerhouses when it comes to the computer related and consumer electronicsindustry. Both of these companies have many similarities and differences with each other, and they both wentcorporate within several years of each other. Let’s start with some information about Apple. The corporation wasformerly known as Apple Computer, Inc. but changed the name to Apple Inc. eventually. Apple focuses onmanufacturing and designing consumer electronics and closely related software products. They are best known fortheir personal computer, the Macintosh, the media player known as the iPod, and recently the iPhone. All of theseproducts have received great reviews and are only getting better with time and technology advances. From WarnerBrother’s maps to having GPS on your phone, technology has definitely made leaps and bounds in the recentyears. Along the lines of software, Apple products include the iLife suite of multimedia and creativity software,Final Cut Studio relating to audio and film industry, iTunes media browser, and most popular the Mac OS Xoperating system. Currently there are over two hundred retail stores in seven different countries as well as anonline store where practically every Apple product that is currently being made is sold. The iTunes store is alsoavailable which has recently expanded their depths into selling. They now provide music, television programs,music videos, podcasts, audiobooks, and iPod games which can be downloaded to your Mac OS X or Windowsand then put onto your iPhone or iPod touch.
The company was established in 1976, and has been growing ever since. The annual sales in its fiscal year2007 were 24.01 billion dollars. A great achievement for the company that continues to grow. Now onto theMicrosoft Corporation. This company is an American multinational computer technology corporation that develops,manufactures, licenses, and supports a great range of software products for computer devices. They are bestknown for the Microsoft Windows operating system as well as the Microsoft Office series. Bill Gates became the richest man in the world through this company, and although he no longer holds thatspot, being the second richest man in the world is nothing to be upset about. Recently Bill Gates has thrown in thetowel and stepped down from Microsoft Corporation to further pursue his charity organization. One of the visionsthat he had for Microsoft was to have a workstation running Microsoft software in every office desk and home.Microsoft has been so successful over the years that due to the release of an initial public offering in the stockmarket, Microsoft made 12,000 millionaires and four billionaires from their employees. Microsoft is also verypopular in several other markets too, such as the mouse and home entertainment products. These consist of theZune, MSN TV, Xbox, and Xbox 360. With all of these streams of revenue coming in for Microsoft, they have madestrides to purchase the powerhouse search engine Yahoo. Unfortunately, their offer of 44.6 billion dollars did notsatisfy Yahoo. As you can see, Microsoft and Zune have had huge strides throughout the years. There is definitely someintense competition between the two especially for the computer market with all of the Apple commercials usingMicrosoft as a dummy. Thats pretty brave of Apple to be throwing punches at the big guy in the computer industry,but it seems to be working. You will definitely be seeing these two corporations continue to dominate when it comes to releasingsoftware and hardware that uses the newest and most advanced technology. Both of these companies specialize incertain hardware and software products of their own, but it seems that for every line that Microsoft has, Apple hastoo and vice versa.About Macintosh:Advantages, disadvantages and criticisms: The Macintosh differs in several ways from other x86-based personal computers, especially those that runthe Windows operating system. Apple directly sub-contracts hardware production to Asian OEM laptopmanufacturers such as Asus, maintaining a high degree of control over the end product. In contrast, Microsoftsupplies its software to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), including Dell, HP/Compaq, and Lenovo, whomake the hardware using a wider range of components. Apples less-common operating system means that a muchsmaller range of third-party software is available, although popular applications, such as Microsoft Office, areavailable in most areas. However, following the release of Intel-based Mac, third-party virtualization software suchas Parallels Desktop, VMware Fusion, and VirtualBox began to emerge, allowing users to run much of thepreviously Windows-only software on a Mac. Apple also released a public beta version of Boot Camp, which allowsusers to run alternative operating systems natively on any Intel-based Mac. The Macintosh operating system enjoys a near-absence of the types of malware and spyware that affectMicrosoft Windows users. This is largely due to both the UNIX roots of Mac OS X and the smaller user base. Bothof these factors drive malware creators to develop for Microsoft Windows. However, worms as well as potentialvulnerabilities were noted in February 2006, which led some industry analysts and anti-virus companies to issuewarnings that Apples Mac OS X is not immune to viruses, as is commonly misconceived. Regardless, there hasnot been an outbreak of Mac malware, and Apple routinely issues security updates for its software. Apple has a history of innovation demonstrated, in part, by strong development of software upgrades,which would often leave older programs obsolete. Rather than waiting for developers to upgrade their applications,Apple included interim provisions for older applications. When Apple switched from the Motorola 68000 series of
processors to PowerPC processors, they included an emulator, so that 68000 code could run on PowerPC.Likewise, when Apple switched from Mac OS 9 to Mac OS X, Classic allowed users to run Mac OS 9 applicationsunder Mac OS X. Again, during the Apple Intel transition, Apple introduced Rosetta, an emulator which allows Intelbased Macs to run PowerPC code. Early in its history, up until the PCI-based Power Macs, Macintosh hardwarewas notoriously closed. Connectors were often proprietary, requiring specialized peripherals or adapter cables. However, since the introduction of the original iMac in 1998, Apple computers have used standard USBand FireWire connections (among others), which allow users a greatly expanded choice of peripherals. Originally,the hardware architecture was so closely tied to the Mac OS operating system that it was impossible to boot analternative operating system; the most common workaround, used even by Apple for A/UX, was to boot into MacOS and then to hand over control to a program that took over the system and acted as a boot loader. Thistechnique was no longer necessary with the introduction of Open Firmware-based PCI Macs, though it was formerlyused for convenience on many Old World ROM systems due to bugs in the firmware implementation. Now, Machardware boots directly from Open Firmware or EFI, and Macs are no longer limited to running just the Mac OS.Intel-based Macs are capable of running Windows XP, Windows Vista, Linux, and other x86 based operatingsystems.Apple was initially reluctant to embrace mice with multiple buttons and scroll wheels. This had been done forhistorical reasons, as when the mouse was first invented, surveys showed that users would be confused by multiplebuttons. Although Microsofts IntelliMouse, featuring two buttons and a scroll wheel, was introduced in 1995 to greatsuccess, Macs did not natively support multiple buttons until Mac OS X arrived in 2001. In 2005, Apple capitulatedand introduced the Mighty Mouse, which looked like a traditional one-button mouse, but actually had four buttonsand a scroll ball. Apples only remaining one-button mouse was replaced in 2006 by the wireless Mighty Mouse.Market share and user demographics Since the introduction of the Macintosh, Apple has struggled to gain a significant share of the personalcomputer market. At first, the Macintosh 128K suffered from a dearth of available software compared to IBMs PC,resulting in disappointing sales in 1984 and 1985. It took 74 days for 50,000 units to sell.By 1997, there were more than 20 million Mac users, compared to an installed base of around 340 million WindowsPCs. Statistics from late 2003 indicate that Apple had 2.06 percent of the desktop share in the United States, whichhad increased to 2.88 percent by Q4 2004. As of October 2006, research firms IDC and Gartner reported thatApples market share in the U.S. had increased to about 6 percent. Figures from December 2006, showing amarket share around 6 percent (IDC) and 6.1 percent (Gartner) are based on a more than 30 percent increase inunit sale from 2005 to 2006. The installed base of Mac computers is hard to determine, with numbers ranging from3 percent (estimated in 2004) to 16 percent (estimated in 2005). Three ways of measuring market share are: i) bybrowser hits, ii) by sales, and iii) by installed base. If using the browser metric, Mac market share has increasedsubstantially in 2007. However, results for market share measured as a percentage of current sales providesdifferent results than when market share is measured by installed base. Whether the size of the Mac’s market share and installed base is actually relevant, and to whom, is a hotlydebated issue. Industry pundits have often called attention to the Mac’s relatively small market share to predictApples impending doom, particularly in the early and mid 1990s when the company’s future seemed bleakest.Others argue that market share is the wrong way to judge the Mac’s success. Apple has positioned the Mac as ahigher-end personal computer, and so it may be misleading to compare it to a low-budget PC. Because the overallmarket for personal computers has grown rapidly, the Mac’s increasing sales numbers are effectively swallowed bythe industry’s numbers as a whole. Apple’s small market share, then, gives the false impression that fewer peopleare using Macs than did (for example) ten years ago. Others try to de-emphasize market share, citing that its rarelybrought up in other industries. Regardless of the Mac’s market share, Apple has remained profitable since SteveJobs’ return and the company’s subsequent reorganization. Notably, a report published in the first quarter of 2008found that Apple had a 14% market share in the personal computer market in the US, including 66% of allcomputers over $1,000. Market research indicates that Apple draws its customer base from a higher-incomedemographic than the mainstream personal computer market.
Microsoft vs Apple: The Battle Heats UpEven after years of rivalry, it appears the battle between Microsoft and Apple is getting more fierce. We look at howthe two sides are competing in sales, price, advertising and even environmental credentials.Sales : Windows remains by the far the dominant operating system, but Apple’s systems are on the rise. In thethird quarter of 2008, 9.5% of computers sold in the US were produced by Apple, up almost a third compared withone year earlier.That proportion looks set to continue rising according to a recent study showing that, amongpeople intending to buy a computer in the next 90 days, 29% of laptops buyers planned to get a Mac, with thefigure at 26% for desktop buyers. It’s worth noting that this figure has fallen slightly over recent months aftergenerally rising consistently since early 2006. Because Apple produces its own hardware (and doesn’t license it toother manufacturers), buyers usually have to take into consideration both the operating system they prefer and thespecifications of computer they want. The only place the two systems directly compete is with a company calledPsystar which offers custom-built machines running the operating system (Windows, Apple’s Leopard, or Linux) ofyour choice. However, Apple is suing Psystar for allegedly using Leopard without permission. As the case iscurrently going through mediation, any figures showing which system Psystar customers preferred may be keptsecret for now.The chances are that Apple may continue to gain market share, but its growth will eventually belimited by the number of large organisations which either prefer Windows or are too wary of taking on a rivalsystem.Price: Recent publicity efforts have made it very clear Apple doesn’t want to get into a price war. Though it’sentry-level MacBook laptop just dropped below the thousand dollar mark for the first time, there weren’t any majorprice cuts in the new Apple range, which surprised some analysts who expected such a move to combat the tougheconomy.Microsoft has recently dubbed Macs as carrying an “Apple Tax”, an increased cost both in the purchaseprice and the lack of flexibility and choice compared with the much wider range of PCs.Apple seems comfortablewith positioning itself as a premium brand, believing customers will pay higher prices for what they perceive to be abetter quality product. There’s also an extent to which the Apple brand itself comes across as desirable and thusworth a higher price.Advertising: Apple has conducted a long-standing advertising campaign starring a stuffy, nerdy character (symbolisingthe PC) and a trendier, more personable character (symbolising the Mac). The campaign regularly compares traitsof the two computer systems, portraying the Mac as more impressive. Microsoft has never directly mentioned itsrivals in advertising before, but recently launched a campaign based around the phrase “I’m a PC”. While notmentioning Macs, it’s a very clear nod towards the Apple adverts and acts as an attempt to give a more positiveimage for the PC (and thus the Windows system).Apple has now responded with an even more direct attack: thelatest instalments of “I’m a Mac, I’m a PC” outright state that Microsoft spends money on advertising Vista ratherthan improving the system, and that Microsoft is intentionally avoiding mentioning the word ‘Vista’ in its advertisingbecause the brand is so tainted.It’ll be interesting to see how Microsoft responds and whether, for example, itdirectly refers to the so-called ‘Apple Tax’.Environment : As interest in climate change and other environmental issues grows, many corporate firms have becomeconcerned with their ‘green image’. Campaign group Greenpeace runs an annual study of tech firms rating them fortheir recycling efforts, their actions to tackle climate change, and their use of toxic chemicals in production.In the2008 study, Apple rated 4.1 out of 10, while Microsoft scored just 2.2. The difference appeared to be Apple’s effortsto reduce toxic content, and the energy efficiency of some of its computers. However, critics of Greenpeace say the
study is flawed because it marks down companies which don’t provide certain details of their work, even if theymight actually be acting responsibly. It’s also difficult to compare the two operating systems as the vast majority ofWindows computers are made by independent firms.Apple is certainly winning the publicity war, though. A recentstudy found consumers perceived it as the most environmentally friendly brand, ahead of several PC manufacturerswhich actually earned higher ratings.List of Macintosh software published by Microsoft: This is a list of Apple Macintosh software published by Microsoft. Prior to 1994, Microsoft had an extensiverange of actively developed Macintosh software. In 1994, Microsoft stopped development of most of its Macapplications until a new version of Office in 1998, after the creation of the new Microsoft Macintosh Business Unitthe year prior.Pre-Microsoft Macintosh Business Unit (1984-1998) • Microsoft BASIC Version 1.0 - Version • Microsoft Cinemania Version 94, 95, 3.0 (1984-1986) 96, 97 (1994-1996) • Microsoft Multiplan (1984) • Microsoft Creative Writer (1994) • Microsoft Excel Version 1.0 (1985), 1.5 • Microsoft Dangerous Creatures (1994) (1988), 2.2 (1989), 3.0 (1990), 4.0 • Microsoft Fine Artist (1994) (1992), 5.0 (1993) • Microsoft Musical Instruments (1994) • Microsoft Word Version 1.0 (1985), 3.0 • Microsoft Arcade (1995) (1987), 4.0 (1989), 5.x (1991), 6.0 • Microsoft Dogs (1995) (1993) • Microsoft Encarta Version 95 (1995) • Microsoft Works Versions 1.0 to 4.0 • The Magical School Bus (1995) (1986-1994) o Explores Bugs • Microsoft Flight Simulator Version 1.0 o Explores in the Age of the (1986), 4.0 (1991) Dinosaurs • Microsoft PowerPoint Version 1.0 o Explores inside the Earth (1987), 2.0 (1988), 3.0 (1992), 4.0 o Explores the Human Body (1994) o Explores the Ocean • QuickBASIC Version 1.0 (1988) o Explores the Rainforest • Microsoft Project Versions 1.0 to 4.0 o Explores the Solar System (1991-1993) • Microsoft Visual C++ Pro Cross • Microsoft Art Gallery (1993) Development for Mac 4.0 (1995) • Microsoft Dinosaurs (1993) • Microsoft Wine Guide (1995) • Microsoft FoxPro 2 Version 2.6 (1994) • Internet Explorer for Mac Versions • Microsoft Bookshelf Version 4.0 (1994) 2.0-5.2.3 (1996-2003) • Ghostwriter Mysteries for Creative • Microsoft Music Central 96 (1996) Writer: The Case of the Blue Makva • Microsoft Music Central 97 (1996) (1994) • Microsoft Visual FoxPro Version 3.0 (1996) Post Microsoft Macintosh Business Unit • Microsoft Outlook (1998-2001) (1997-Present) • Microsoft Excel Version 8.0 (1998), 9.0 (2000), 10 (2001), 11 (2004), 12 (2008) Software in this list is not necessarily written by • Microsoft PowerPoint Version 8.0 Macintosh Business Unit, however was/is (1998), 9.0 (2000), 10.0 (2002), 11.0 published by Microsoft Corp. (2004), 12.0 (2008) • Microsoft Word Version 8.0 (1998), 9.0 • Age of Empires (2000), 10 (2001), 11 (2004), 12 (2008) • Microsoft FrontPage (1998) • Microsoft Entourage (2001-2008)
• Windows Media Player Version 6.3 (2000), 7.0.1 (2001), 7.1 (2002), 9.0 (2003)