the only version of microsoft windows with consistent visual design was 95. also it didnt really do much. thats why its my favorite version

@jk too bad 95 was just a copy cat of PC/GEOS Ensemble released in 1990

@jk if only what, like if PC/GEOS "won"? I assume the same story would play out the same but with different people.

@drzaiusx11 i thought that was what later versions of GEOS/GeoWorks Ensemble/Ensemble Ensemble/Breadbox Works/GeoDeal Breadsemble looked like??? just lookin now and all the pre-1994/5 versions i can find look like they're derived from windows 3.x in the same way that GEOS on the commodore derived from MacOS. as far as i know the whole "taskbar + start button in bottom left + programs menu" was an original microsoft creation based on user testing, imo their only sincere foray into good design

@jk GeoWorks 2.01 in that shot is from 1993. Windows 1.0 also had a taskbar at the bottom so really OSs have been playing with this idea for a while. 1.0 was icon-based like modern windows, so they've come full circle. The win10 interface is the true "classic"

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