A slideshow introducing Windows 1.0 was released in late 1985 on a 360 KB
preview disk for IBM PC’s or compatibles with CGA colour graphic cards.
You can download the disk yourself
(150 KB; the program seems incompatible with newer PCs, but works
in DOSBox )
or watch the slides below.
Welcome to Microsoft Windows... The PC operating environment that lets you use
today’s most popular applications – and tomorrow’s most powerful ones.
Until Windows, you had to use a jumble of powerful but incompatible programs...
Or accept ready-made integrated packaged with one or two excellent programs and
several inferior ones. (Word processing, database, spreadsheet, busines graphics.)
Now there’s Windows, an exciting operating environment for your IBM® or
COMPAQ® personal computer that lets you...
Work with several applications at once, switching readily from one to another...
And consolidate information from all of them.
With Windows, you choose the applications to work with. Use standard DOS
applications, like... Lotus® 1-2-3®, dbase II® and III™, Microsoft
Word®, MultiMate™, The PDF® Series, Microsoft Multiplan®, R:Base
5000™, The IBM Assistant Series®, Microsoft Chart®.
...And use them in combination with unique Windows applications, like Windows Write
and Windows Paint. As a special introductory offer, Write and Paint are included in
your Windows package...
...Along with a set of time-saving desktop management tools.
Let’s take a closer
look at how Windows extends the power of your PC.
In your office, you probably work on several projects at once. With Windows, you can
use your personal computer the same natural way.
With a hard disk, the Intel®
Above™ Board, or a memory expansion card, Windows even lets you load applications
that exceed the 640K limits of your PC.
Here’s the kind of magic Microsoft
Windows can do.
Even a short document may need text, data-base information, and a chart. Putting these
all together is easy with Windows.
For example, start with Windows Write, then select a name and address from dBase II...
And bring it into the letter.
You could just transfer your chart directly from 1-2-3 or Microsoft Chart, but let’s
make it more visually effective.
Copy it first into Windows Paint.
Shade the sections, add clearer titles, and it looks great! Your chart gets your message
across more clearly.
Now return to your document...
And bring in the chart.
And there it is! In minutes, you’ve consolidated
information from several sources into a finished document, ready to be printed.
As we mentioned, Microsoft Windows comes with the two great applications you’ve
just seen: Windows Write and Windows Paint. They demonstrate several time-saving
features of this new generation of software.
Drop-down menus let you choos ecommands and functions easily.
Dialog boxes give you rapid interaction with each program.
Icons tell you instantly which applications are currently running.
Microsoft Windows is a great way of interacting with your computer, and you can
start enjoying it right from day one.
As if Windows’ power and speed weren’t enough, we’re giving you
even more: a collection of desktop management tools no busy person should be without.
The MS-DOS Executive program gives you access to common DOS commands while you’re
running other programs.
The calendar can be viewed by the day or the month, and allows you to set alarms
Information on the electronic notepad can be transferred to or from any text
The card file keeps names and addresses handy. You can even include graphics.
The telecommunications program features autodial, and can send or receive information
while you’re using other applications.
The Windows calculator has all basic mathematical functions, and a memory.
And there’s even a clock.
In the past few minutes, we’ve shown how Microsoft Windows lets you:
|Choose the applications YOU need for maximum productivity
|Work with several applications simultaneously
|Consolidate information from all of them
|Save time with the special Windows desktop tools
Ask for a personalized demonstration, and find out how Microsoft Windows can give YOU the
power of tomorrow’s software today.