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* ...that [[Windows Fundamentals for Legacy PCs|'''Windows FLP''']] requires only 64 MB of RAM, whereas its base [[Windows XP]] requires four time that?
 
* ...that [[Windows Fundamentals for Legacy PCs|'''Windows FLP''']] requires only 64 MB of RAM, whereas its base [[Windows XP]] requires four time that?
 
* ...that there are two '''[[Windows Longhorn]]''' builds with the same build number and lab, which are distinguished only by compile date?
 
* ...that there are two '''[[Windows Longhorn]]''' builds with the same build number and lab, which are distinguished only by compile date?
* ...that '''[[Ubuntu]]''' will be restarting its name system with version 17.10?
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* ...that real-life events caused a major sudden change to Windows XP's advertising campaign?
 
* ...that real-life events caused a major sudden change to Windows XP's advertising campaign?
 
* ...that in '''[[Windows Longhorn build 4042 (Lab06_n)]]''' there are folders both with the XP-style 'My' name and the Vista-style name which dropped the 'My'?
 
* ...that in '''[[Windows Longhorn build 4042 (Lab06_n)]]''' there are folders both with the XP-style 'My' name and the Vista-style name which dropped the 'My'?
<!--* ...that the new periodical release system for '''[[Windows 10]]''' has jumped build numbers twice?
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* ...that the new periodical release system for '''[[Windows 10]]''' has jumped build numbers twice?-->
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|[[File:1.175.1 Screen01.png|thumb|150px|Windows NT October 1991 pre-release]]'''[[Windows NT 3.1 build 175.1]]''' was shown during Windows World 91. It is the earliest known build of Windows NT. Bill Gates himself demonstrated the new multitasking capabilities that were set to be introduced with Windows NT. The build number can be seen at the top of the video from 0:20 onwards. The full string is believed to say "'''NT 32-bit Windows [NTX86BLD] v1.175'''".
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|[[File:Windows-Premiere1.0-Desktop.png|thumb|150px|Windows 1.0 Premiere Edition]]'''[[Windows 1.0 Premiere Edition]]''' is a pre-release version of [[Windows 1.0|Microsoft Windows 1.0]]. It was originally sent to key players in the computer industry by Microsoft to prove that their product wasn't vaporware. Before releasing the official version, [[Windows 1.01]], the memory management code had to be completely rewritten; this would be the key difference between Premiere and 1.01.
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A build was leaked in 2008 purporting to be the Premiere Edition. The 2008 build still remains available on several websites, but it is a known fake. In 2014-03, [[BetaArchive]] user trueyanksfan claimed to have the real floppies, and also posted a photo of them. On 2014-12-18, a set of disk images from the real Premiere Edition was released by the BetaArchive user Alias, through mrpijey.
  
Bill Gates first uses the new File Manager (ported to NT from Windows 3.0) to launch the Clock application, then minimizes both (along with Program Manager) to reveal two instances of WINBez running in the background, along with another graphics demo app named simply "Demo".
 
 
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File:Microsoft Office 2013 logo.png|link=Microsoft Office|<center>[[Microsoft Office|Office]]</center>
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  • ...that Windows FLP requires only 64 MB of RAM, whereas its base Windows XP requires four time that?
  • ...that there are two Windows Longhorn builds with the same build number and lab, which are distinguished only by compile date?
  • ...that real-life events caused a major sudden change to Windows XP's advertising campaign?
  • ...that in Windows Longhorn build 4042 (Lab06_n) there are folders both with the XP-style 'My' name and the Vista-style name which dropped the 'My'?
  • ...that there was a test for Windows NT 3.5x to see if it could use the Windows 95 shell, namely NewShell/Technology Preview?
Featured article
Windows 1.0 Premiere Edition
Windows 1.0 Premiere Edition is a pre-release version of Microsoft Windows 1.0. It was originally sent to key players in the computer industry by Microsoft to prove that their product wasn't vaporware. Before releasing the official version, Windows 1.01, the memory management code had to be completely rewritten; this would be the key difference between Premiere and 1.01.

A build was leaked in 2008 purporting to be the Premiere Edition. The 2008 build still remains available on several websites, but it is a known fake. In 2014-03, BetaArchive user trueyanksfan claimed to have the real floppies, and also posted a photo of them. On 2014-12-18, a set of disk images from the real Premiere Edition was released by the BetaArchive user Alias, through mrpijey.

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