Microsoft Oddly Announces ‘Debut’ Of Windows 1.0 With Floppy Disc Compatibility
By Mikelle Leow, 03 Jul 2019
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Either we’re back in the 1980s, or Microsoft has just lost its files and only managed to restore data from 1985.
This week, the company unprecedentedly announced Windows 1.0, which it touts as “all-new” with “MS-Dos Executive, Paint, and more,” adding a floppy disc emoji in its statement for good measure.
It also deleted everything from the Windows Instagram account to show just two posts depicting decades-old products and earlier logos of the Windows operating system, as well as replaced the profile picture of the Windows Twitter account with the Windows 1.0 logo.
Internet users are evidently baffled, their confusion possibly furthered by a time loop. “They’re using Internet Explorer. Of course there would be a delay,” one Twitter user conjectures.
Others express hopes that the “all-new” operating system will arrive with groundbreaking tools like a clock and a calculator.
CNET theorizes that the teasers could be part of a collaboration with Netflix’s Stranger Things, which is due for a third season on 4 July. After all, the series, set in the 80s, was also celebrated by Coca-Cola and Nike with limited edition products nodding at the era.
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gosh i can't wait to use MS- Dos and the clock app— Corticera 🤠✂🎞 (@Corticera_) July 1, 2019
They're using Internet explorer of course there would be a delay— Kai. 🇬🇧🏳️🌈 (@kaioto__) July 1, 2019
So long as it comes pre-shipped with Solitaire— Nope. (@AlphaAmino) July 1, 2019
Of course! It's sick.— Windows (@Windows) July 1, 2019
It'll be totally wicked.— Windows (@Windows) July 1, 2019
And Reversi, CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?— Windows (@Windows) July 1, 2019
[via Paste Magazine, videos and images via Windows]
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