25 Years Of Windows: The Best & Worst Of Microsoft’s OS

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On Nov. 20, 1985, Microsoft released the first version of its flagship computer platform, Windows 1.0, beginning the reign of the world’s most prevalent – and most exasperating – operating system. Today, Windows still dominates the computing platform market, with 92.5% of all computers running a Windows OS. But, as even the most ardent of Windows loyalists would admit, popularity doesn’t always mean perfection.

We’re looking back on Windows’ 25 years with our picks for the greatest hits — and the biggest flops — in its turbulent history.

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