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The History of Microsoft (1975-2001)

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Have a look at Microsoft's meteoric rise to becoming one of the titans of the software industry, as well as its stumbles along the way. TunnelBear message: TunnelBear is the easy-to-use VPN app for mobile and desktop. Visit http://tunnelbear.com/linus to try it free and save 10% when you sign up for unlimited TunnelBear data. Follow: http://twitter.com/linustech Join the community: http://linustechtips.com License for image used: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/legalcode
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duck (12 days ago)
Happy 2010 guys! **w r i t t e n w i t h I E.**
Kızıl Link (13 days ago)
forgot the; windows 2.0 windows 3.1
Michael Tayon (27 days ago)
DOS 6.1 STILL rocks! Extremely small footprint, extremely FAST response! :) OH! And don't forget #dBase
Pagan Min (1 month ago)
MS-DOS: I'm your Father Windows 10: *NOOOOOOOOOO*
Pagan Min (1 month ago)
MS-DOS: I'm your Father Windows 10: *NOOOOOOOOOO*
Kim Jung un (2 months ago)
His beard lined up with a crack on my phone
Cake Gamers (3 months ago)
When Windows 95 was released, many personal computers by now were cheaper than the Mac, so sales at Apple were slowing down. So much that Apple was going bankrupt by 1997. But the following year, in 1998, that all changed. Apple just released the iMac, the best-selling Mac, mainly because of its color scheme.
Pp Lime (3 months ago)
In other words M$"legally" bought out CP-M based program rename "MS-DOS.....................
Buddy Paul Wolfie Shaw (4 months ago)
love the ads
Kittycat98100 (4 months ago)
Ok? Sent with Internet Explorer 8
Greg Ai (4 months ago)
Why is there no mention of apple lol
Humble (4 months ago)
You're wrong on the xbox. PS2 had online capabilities in july 2001.
Rhonda Pickett (4 months ago)
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Futurist 2046_ (5 months ago)
Can you do the history of Dell. Why don't people buy Dell as much in 2018 compared to the early 2000s (and anything before 2014)?
Ian Hamilton (5 months ago)
It's worth noting that Gates and Allen didn't own or have access to an Altair 8800 when they wrote Altair BASIC. Allen wrote an emulator for the machine for them to develop their software on and the first time it was run on native hardware was at Altair headquarters when they were pitching the product to Altair. Pretty damn impressive.
LUKE tan (5 months ago)
Windows 95 shit .windows98 good. Windows 2000 shit. Windows Xp great. Windows vista shit. Windows 7 great. See a pattern?
James Myles (5 months ago)
Discuss ms nt more pls
constitutionalpie * (5 months ago)
FCK you. You're too loud you little FCK tard
My god.. this guy is gorgeous
Kool Jayd (5 months ago)
Bill gates's xbox gamertag XxBillG8sxX
Yoshifan64 playz (5 months ago)
Make a video how bad Windows Vista was!
Exelius (5 months ago)
-The Altair wasn't a PC, it was a Microcomputer -Atari BASIC wasn't a version of MS BASIC -CP/M didn't evolve into DOS, QDOS was based on CP/M interface -Windows Xp was hated on lauch because it was slow, buggy and resource hungry.
Abdulaziz Alserhani (5 months ago)
What!, although Windows XP was still considered faster than Windows Vista in the 2000s, you see, Windows XP isn't a 9x system, Windows XP actually uses an NT-based kernel, so maybe?
OadMods (5 months ago)
WHY DID YOU SKIP Windows 2.0 ?
Noble Computers (5 months ago)
Haha billgates you ruined my world! By making windows software (true)
n00b c0de (5 months ago)
This video is inaccurate and very poorly researched. This needs to be redone.
Cosmic Capybara (5 months ago)
WOW great sponsor transition
Rom3 (6 months ago)
well the Title does Read:The History Of Microsoft" which i was expecting to hear, but you said it would be a long video.
MonoPalisa (6 months ago)
Didn't they release the Office on Macintosh before Windows?
JD (6 months ago)
go techlongie
Tony Barban (6 months ago)
My first computer was the 2nd gen Apple, Apple ][+. It was the first Apple with Applesoft, written by Bill Gates, which had extensions for using Disk ][ drives. I also bought a card with the (Integer) Basic written by the Woz since then I could share programs with my friend's dad who had a 1st gen Apple. I started out with a whopping 32K of ram, eventually getting up to 48K, then buying the Microsoft 16K for a total of 64. I purchased it in late 1979 and other than my friend's dad had never seen a small pc anywhere. It's been a long, wonderful journey and has turned out to be a hobby where everything costs less and less every year. That 1st computer with the extras cost me around $2000, ran through a CPI calculator is around $6500 today. I have several RaspberryPi's for fooling around, the most expensive cost me $35 and would beat out any super computer around in 1979.
Aviv Sh (6 months ago)
The history of intel. It will be intresting
charlie payne (6 months ago)
bill gates stole original windows that was supplied to IBM
David Ban (7 months ago)
I would like to thank you for all the techquickie. you guys have caught me up on a lot of technology that has just passed me by, the last time I built a PC wasn't 2004 and I never looked in on technology since then and I would just like to say a lot has changed thanks again
ZemiakTech (7 months ago)
i'm watching on a 1992 trust computer running windows 3.1
elplain (7 months ago)
Guys, seriously, which VPN do you really recommend, TunnelBear or PrivateInternetAccess? Or which one is the one you use? Why don't you do an episode explaining the differences between different VPN services and test them (without advertising them, so, a fair a true test of service)
Matthew Palmer (7 months ago)
http://toastytech.com/evil/
Real Epic Vlogs (7 months ago)
Da windows phone
jay fawn (7 months ago)
He looks like thor
DrC0re (8 months ago)
i want a tech-long'ie to watch.
ignite fu34 (8 months ago)
The video ends in 5:50 don’t need to thank you me
BenfyX 2nd (8 months ago)
Before Windows 1.0 After Windows 10
Cyba IT (8 months ago)
Didn't realise MS was already making 10's of millions in the early 80's. Interesting.
Ege Ve Tayfası HD (8 months ago)
TITANIC 98
Gary D. Ford (8 months ago)
The microsoft and their services been out since the 70S FOLKS? WOW
Anthony (8 months ago)
0:17 I don't think I've ever heard anyone pronounce "actually" as "atjully"
Nyan Cat (8 months ago)
No! The Dreamcast was the first console with internet built in.
mrtraffic97 (9 months ago)
Cover: What was the Comodore 64!
James Andrews (9 months ago)
I would be totally okay with a tech longie released like once a month or two that would be cool
Jason Bowers (9 months ago)
Microsoft phones
Nether Noah (10 months ago)
What happened to them?
furiuscat4323 (10 months ago)
my dad used to have a MacBook OS X
Martin Hague (11 months ago)
Really Amiga had a mouse and a fully functional windows called workbench!!!! In 1985
Quantum of Conscience (11 months ago)
They guy doesn't mention that all of Windows was stolen from Apple who stole it from Xerox.
Super Veverka 123 (11 months ago)
You skiped some things, for example when Microsoft copied Apple or when Xbox copied Sega Dreamcast , but ok... :-(
Theironsword (1 year ago)
Mistake Edition actually was intended to be a to market as fast as possible OS, with the only reason it even came out to hold over people until a better Windows could be developed.
Ege Ve Tayfası HD (1 year ago)
Türk varsa +1
Vienna Binders (1 year ago)
OK...
Vienna Binders (1 year ago)
OK...
Vienna Binders (1 year ago)
OK...
changedNikiWin (1 year ago)
https://www.windows93.net/ is best
(1 year ago)
Youtube, stop following me in my life. Just because i was studying in history of the computers you show me this video.
where is windows 2000? Or are windows ME and Windows 2000 the same OS?
Don't Tread On Me (1 year ago)
I actually opened up Internet Explorer.
Evgeny Korolev (1 year ago)
Strangely enough I never had problems running Windows ME 💖, maybe I was using it in a wrong way?
Microsoft is the GREATEST COMPANY ever..suck it Apple and remember you mentally retarded iSheep's without Microsoft..that retarded shithole of a company called Apple wouldn't exist
Mr. Derp Man (1 year ago)
Why can't we get regular sized soft why we gotta get Microsoft
Mr. Derp Man (1 year ago)
Why can't we get regular sized soft why we gotta get Microsoft
rautamiekka (1 year ago)
WinME was the best 9x I ever had, minus lesser DO$ support. It ran perfectly for us and many others.
Baldi Basic (1 year ago)
There is windows longhorn vista 7 8 8.1 and 10
Pasindu Fernando (1 year ago)
They had tempered glass panels in 1975. WOW!!!!!!!!!!
super myst (1 year ago)
it said an agros ad popped up and it was a windows laptop cool huh!?
menotu000 (1 year ago)
how about covering how they killed off their competition through antitrust activities like Be, Inc.
marvmin1 (1 year ago)
uncle gates came a longway from xbox live nutcase
2000cobraguy (1 year ago)
I NEVER had any issues with Windows ME. You had to use good hardware. Any crap, and you were screwed.
carls (1 year ago)
Hi Guys, im sorry but i never had a problem with WinME. And DOS was not developed by Microsoft. It was bought from California Software Company. Watch the movie "the silicon valley story". Greetings, Carls
Adrian Parkash Suri (1 year ago)
how on earth can you talk about windows without a mention of OS/2 ... which NT was based on ...
Niko1245 (1 year ago)
My house had a windows Me computer till 2010
Mirek Fe (1 year ago)
1:57 No. The first WYSIWYG word processor was Bravo. A program made for the Xerox Alto in 1974.
Christopher Martin (1 year ago)
How about the history of security on PC's. Architecture might bore some people, but how people gain access to your computer, now and in the past. Might help people understand a little more. Thanks for all your hard work.
Sushant Kumar (1 year ago)
5:49 -A better word would be "Techmovie" because Microsoft has its reach in almost everything related to technology today albeit not so famously in some of them.
Bandinsky (1 year ago)
Technically the sega dreamcast had an ethernet jack before the xbox
Supremax67 (1 year ago)
The issue with Windows ME was the lack of driver support, but that OS had insanely fast start times. I had Windows ME and it was freaking awesome. The industry back then however didn't give a f*ck about the support, so ME took a back seat. In all my years of using OSes, Windows ME was still the best of its time.
Studio Papa (1 year ago)
He never talked about Windows 2000.
Sadok Barbouche (1 year ago)
Windows me was not that bad
ian pendleton (1 year ago)
Ahh this is where all the interesting videos went...
John Smith (1 year ago)
Anyone else have VMs of 1.01-3.1? Also got 98 and XP virtualized.
Fr3dster100 _ (1 year ago)
Okay so when he talks about Windows being buggy my headphones pop out of the jack and my wifi crashes.... thanks luke!
i love microsoft
Jim (1 year ago)
No mention of Seattle Computing and Tim Patterson...???
Kenny Biel (1 year ago)
I understand why you omit Microsoft Bob, but OS/2, Windows NT (4 in particular) and Windows 2000 were significant milestones.
Autrem (1 year ago)
What happened to Things like Windows 2.0, 3.1, 3.11, 4.0, 5.0?
Mustangarrett (1 year ago)
I'm literally Moore Law now? that's insane
Mustangarrett (1 year ago)
Thats it gentlemen. Thats your first sad downvote. I don't want to see those red eyes anymore. Go relax, come back composed and just have fun again.
Kameron Swan (1 year ago)
if they did not care as much about activation then maybe the small amount of people that did take the time to use linux and mac os would just use windows, kinda like the win rar situation
Ryan Salvador (1 year ago)
can you guys make a video about Windows 8 versus windows 10?
HaydenX (1 year ago)
I actually thought that the Bandai-Apple Pippin had an HDD...I was wrong...and quite surprised about it.
Ken Havens (1 year ago)
Bill Gates is a genius in the same way Ford was. He had the business acumen and drive to create the largest software company, prior to Google, on the planet.
JonatasAdoM (1 year ago)
I thought that MSNBC was just a pun but it indeed has something to do with Microsoft!
André (1 year ago)
2001-2017 next episode continuation

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