Windows 1.0 to 8.0

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1985 Windows 1.0

The First Version of Microsoft Windows, Windows 1.0, with simple applications and the concept of multitasking on PC

1987 Windows 2.0

The Second Version of Windows, Windows 2.0 with some fixes and the Control Panel.

1988 Windows 2.1

The Second Version of Windows with some additions, and some fixes, Windows 2.1, the Paint software is seen in this one!

1990 Windows 3.0

The Third Version of Windows, Windows 3.0, featuring the File Manager and Program Manager, replacing the old MS DOS based File and Program Managers.

1992 Windows 3.1

The later released upgraded version of Windows 3.0, which had support for 32-bit Disk Access, Personalization options and had the Minesweeper game for the first time.

1995 Windows 95

Windows 95, the changed look, the new interface and the beginning of the form of Windows which we see now. Enhanced Graphics and better Communication Programs.

1998 Windows 98

Windows 98, one of the most successful versions of Windows till now, this version of Windows can still be seen in some PCs even today. With Extended Softwares, better Performance, this Version was the first milestone in the path of the development of Windows.

2000 Windows ME

Windows ME or Windows Millenium Edition, though not a very popular version of Windows, but still it had some better tools and performance than the previous ones in some cases.

2001 Windows XP

Windows XP, the Daddy of all versions of Windows, the most popular version of windows even today. Windows XP is still used today because of its unmatched performance, tools and interface. This has been the best version of Windows till the arrival of Windows 7.

2006 Windows Vista

Windows Vista, though it didn’t go so well in the public, but still its a good version of Windows specially for the interface the Windows Aero™ Effect, making the Window Transparency work like magic.

2009 Windows 7

Windows 7, the best version of Windows till date. With the new and advanced features such as the Superbar, this version of Windows created another milestone for Microsoft after Windows 98 and Windows XP. Windows 7 features an unbeatable user interface, and powerful tools that makes it the best among the rest.

2012 Windows 8

Windows 8, to be released in the late 2012. The interface of Windows 8 as seen at the D9 Conference. A better version of Windows as proposed by Microsoft, with the changed User Interface.

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There is nothing wrong in getting inspired from any original work in any creative field. Its a form of flattery. But, doing a blatant copy and hoping not to get caught is both unethical and foolish in these times when the world is getting smaller day by day. There is no dearth of such copy cats in the field of advertising. Here are 20 print ads with creative original ideas which were copied later.

Original Ctrl C Ctrl V
JINLI Cell Batteries (2008) Radioshack Batteries (2011)
JINLI Cell Batteries Radioshack Batteries
Agency: Beijing Huayida Advertising, China Agency: Arnold Worldwide, USA
Land Transport Safety Authority (1998) Land Transport Safety Authority (2010)
Land Transport Safety Authority Land Transport Safety Authority
Agency: Saatchi & Saatchi, New Zealand Agency: Draft FCB, Romania
Beka International Hairstylist (2003) Pantene Nature Fusion (2010)
Beka International Hairstylist Pantene Nature Fusion (2010)
Agency: Ogilvy, Brazil Agency: Grey, South Africa
Sportlife Chewing-Gum (2006) Stimorol Gums (2010)
Sportlife Chewing-Gum Stimorol Gums
Agency: JWT PPGH Group, Netherlands Agency: Ogilvy, South Africa
Nissan Pick-Up (2004) New Volkswagen Touareg (2010)
Nissan Pick-Up New Volkswagen Touareg
Agency: TBWA,France Agency: Mudra DDB, India
Loctite Glue Henkel (2001) Holys Mega Glue (2006)
Loctite Glue Henkel Holys Mega Glue
Agency: DM9 DDB, Brazil Agency: Ogilvy & Mather, Thaland
Omax Wide Angle Lenses (2009) LeicaShop Wide Lens Cameras (2009)
Omax Wide Angle Lenses LeicaShop Wide Lens Cameras
Agency: Publicis, India Agency: Demner Merlicek & Bergmann, Austria
Bic Extra Fine (2007) Papermate Extra Fine (2000)
Bic Extra Fine Papermate Extra Fine
Agency: Publicis, Singapore Agency: Young & Rubicam Caracas, Venezuela
Original Volkswagen Battery (2000) Koba Car Battery (2009)
Original Volkswagen Battery Koba Car Battery
Agency: AlmapBBDO, Brazil Agency: Fortune Promoseven, Oman
Davivienda Bank Money Transfer (2007) Western Union Money Transfer (2008)
Davivienda Bank Money Transfer Western Union Money Transfer
Agency: Leo Burnett, Colombia Agency: Saatchi & Saatchi, Vietnam
Racco Anti-Ageing Cream (Feb 2008) Olay Anti-Ageing Cream (Sep 2008)
Racco Anti-Ageing Cream Olay Anti-ageing Cream
Agency: ByVivas Curitiba, Brazil Agency: Saatchi & Saatchi, Singapore
Chesdale Cheese (2004) Kraft Foods Cheese (2008)
Chesdale Cheese Kraft Foods Cheese
Agency: FCB, Singapore Agency: JWT, UAE
Oil of Olaz (2006) Olay Total Effects (2008)
Oil of Olaz Olay Total Effects
Agency: Saatchi & Saatchi, Germany Agency: Saatchi & Saatchi, UAE
La Rose Lingerie Store (2002) Simone Perle Lingerie (2008)
La Rose Lingerie Store Simone Perle Lingerie
Agency: Strusi Estudio Creativo, Venezuela Agency: Liwa Advertising LLC, UAE
Philips Long-Life batteries (2005) Eveready Batteries (2007)
Philips Long-Life batteries Eveready Batteries
Agency: DDB, Brazil Agency: Rediffusion D Young & Rubicam, India
BMW X5 (2003) Volkswagen Touareg (2006)
BMW X5 Volkswagen Touareg
Agency: Leo Burnett, Norway Agency: Medina Turgul DDB, Turkey
Weru Soundproof Windows (2004) Strepsils (2007)
Weru Soundproof Windows Strepsils
Agency: Scholz & Friends, Germany Agency: Euro Rscg Adwork, Indonesia
Palladium Fitness Centre (1998) Weight Watchers (2006)
Palladium Fitness Centre Weight Watchers
Agency: Leo Burnett Madrid, Spain Agency: FCB, Germany
The Axe Effect (2003) Recycle Boutique (2007)
The Axe Effect Recycle Boutique
Agency: Lowe Pirella Fronzoni, Italy Agency: M&C Saatchi,New Zealand
Softee Toilet Paper (1998) Scottex Toilet Paper (2009)
Softee Toilet Paper Scottex Toilet Paper
Agency: Saatchi & Saatchi, Singapore Agency: DuvalGuillaume Antwerp, Belgium

Originally at http://adoholik.com/2011/04/24/ctrl-c-ctrl-v-advertisements/

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

What Happened To The People In Microsoft’s Iconic 1978 Company Photo
Microsoft 1978
It’s one of the most iconic photos in American business. A ragtag group of bearded weirdos assembled for a family portrait in Albuquerque.
Usually, there’s a question above the photo: “Would you have invested?”
It’s a trick question. You’re supposed to answer no because well, look at those people but then you learn it’s a company portrait of Microsoft from 1978.
It was taken just before the then startup left Albuquerque for Seattle. (Microsoft couldn’t find anyone willing to move to New Mexico.)
Early employee Bob Greenberg, pictured in the middle, won the free portrait after calling in a radio show and guessing the name of an assassinated president. The gang reluctantly gathered together in some of their finest attire, and American business legend was made.
We all know what happened with the two guys in the bottom left and bottom right corners — Bill Gates, and Paul Allen. But what about the rest? We saw the question pop up on Hacker News recently, and decided to find out.

Bill Gates is now giving away the billions he made from Microsoft

Bill Gates is now giving away the billions he made from Microsoft

Image: Business Insider, Microsoft

We all know what happened with this guy. Bill Gates founded and built Microsoft from nothing into the most valuable technology company in the world. Along the way he amassed a fortune, which he’s now giving away to all sorts of good causes.

Andrea Lewis became a fiction writer and freelance journalist

Andrea Lewis became a fiction writer and freelance journalist

Image: Business Insider, Microsoft

Andrea Lewis was the only person at the company that was from Albuquerque. She was a technical writer for Microsoft, which meant she wrote documents explaining Microsoft’s software. She left Microsoft in 1983, eventually becoming a freelance journalist and fiction writer. Thanks in part to her Microsoft options, her net worth was estimated at $2 million by the AP.

Maria Wood sued Microsoft just 2 years later

Maria Wood sued Microsoft just 2 years later

Image: Business Insider, Microsoft

Maria Wood was a book keeper for Microsoft, and married to another one of the early Microsofties in the picture. She left the company just two years later, suing it for sexual discrimination. Microsoft settled the case. After that, it doesn’t look like she did much else. She raised her children and became a volunteer.

Paul Allen has spent his billions on sports teams, startups, and much more

Paul Allen has spent his billions on sports teams, startups, and much more

Image: Business Insider, Microsoft

After Bill Gates, Paul Allen is the most famous guy in the group. Allen, the other Microsoft cofounder, is the 37th richest person in the world according to Forbes. He’s the owner of the Portland Trailblazers, the Seattle Seahawks, one of the biggest yachts in the world, and much more.

Bob O’Rear went onto be a cattle rancher

Bob O'Rear went onto be a cattle rancher

Image: Business Insider, Microsoft

Bob O’Rear was one of the oldest employees at Microsoft. He was at NASA in Mission Control when we landed on the moon. At Microsoft he was a chief mathematician, and is credited with reworking code in DOS, and getting it onto IBM PCs. He left the company in 1983, moved back to his home state of Texas, and did some cattle ranching. His worth is estimated at $100 million, and he sits on the board of a few local businesses.

Bob Greenberg left Microsoft, then worked on the Cabbage Patch Kids

Bob Greenberg left Microsoft, then worked on the Cabbage Patch Kids

Image: Business Insider, Microsoft

Bob Greenberg was the guy that won a radio call-in contest to get the photo. He left Microsoft in 1981, after helping the company develop a new version of BASIC. When he left he went on to help his family’s company, Coleco, develop the Cabbage Patch Kid dolls, which became a huge hit. More recently, he’s said to have worked on golf course software.

Marc McDonald left Microsoft because it was getting big, but ended up back at the company, anyway

Marc McDonald left Microsoft because it was getting big, but ended up back at the company, anyway

Image: Business Insider, Microsoft

Marc McDonald was the first salaried employee, and when he left in 1984, it was because he didn’t like how big the company was getting. After leaving Microsoft he went to another Paul Allen company, Asymetrix. He then went to Seattle design company Design Intelligence, which was acquired by Microsoft in 2000. So, he ended up back at Microsoft! According to the AP, he has said he is worth less than $1 million.

Gordon Letwin stayed with Microsoft longer than anyone other than Bill Gates

Gordon Letwin stayed with Microsoft longer than anyone other than Bill Gates

Image: Business Insider, Microsoft

Gordon Letwin was with the company until 1993, the second longest run of all the employees pictured (Gates is first). He was a programmer at Microsoft, and quit when he wanted a break from the grind of the company. He has a ranch in Arizona, and has donated money to some environmental causes. His worth is estimated at $20 million or so.

Steve Wood went on to found Wireless Services Corp.

Steve Wood went on to found Wireless Services Corp.

Image: Business Insider, Microsoft

Steve Wood is the husband of Maria Wood, who eventually left Microsoft under bad circumstances. Steve left in 1980, but worked with Paul Allen on a few companies. He founded Wireless Services Corp., a mobile messaging company, in 1996. It’s been renamed SinglePoint, and he’s now the chairman. He and his wife’s net worth is pegged at $15 million now.

Bob Wallace was a fan of psychedelic drugs and founded a software company after Microsoft

Bob Wallace was a fan of psychedelic drugs and founded a software company after Microsoft

Image: Business Insider, Microsoft

Bob Wallace seems like he was one of the most far out early Microsoft employees. He spent time and money researching psychedelic drugs after leaving the company. He also founded a software company called Quicksoft. He died in 2002 from pneumonia.

Jim Lane went on to do his own software company

Jim Lane went on to do his own software company

Image: Business Insider, Microsoft

Jim Lane was a project manager who left in 1985 reportedly saying, Microsoft “beat the enthusiasm out of me.” He went on to start his own software company. At Microsoft he helped with the early partnership with Intel. (Something that’s been pretty useful for Microsoft so far.)

Here’s one more look at the gang from 1978 …

Here's one more look at the gang from 1978 ...

Image: Microsoft

… And here’s a photo of them from 2008 that Microsoft put together when Bill Gates was leaving the company

... And here's a photo of them from 2008 that Microsoft put together when Bill Gates was leaving the company

Image: Microsoft

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/microsoft-1978-photo-2011-1?slop=1#ixzz1DdaTpQuk

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