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Microsoft's Retired OS History
A lot of research went into creating this catalog, but as you can imagine,
information can be hard to find about many of Microsoft's applications from the early days.
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This article is part of a series. Return home to all discontinued Microsoft products.
Last updated December 17, 2019.
|Series: Microsoft Discontinued Product Categories|
|Business (38)||Communications (23)||Creative (31)|
|Developer (50)||Education (41)||Hardware (24)|
|Operating Systems (15)||Sites & Services (69)||Utilities (11)|
|Complete List of Microsoft Sunset Products (346)|
OS/2 1.0 Boot Screen (1987)
OS/2 1.1 Apps (1987)
OS/2 1.2 About Dialog (1989)
LAN Manager (1987-1994)
Microsoft LAN Manager Setup (1991)
Microsoft LAN Manager Interface (1991)
Microsoft LAN Manager Box (1991)
Microsoft Bob (1995-1996)
Lifespan: 1 year
Bob was Microsoft's plan to provide an incredibly friendly user interface for people not at all familiar with using computers. It was #7 on PC World's list of top-25 worst tech products of all time (published in 2006).
Microsoft Bob Logo (1995)
Microsoft Bob Home Screen (1995)
Microsoft Cairo Login Screen (1995)
Microsoft Cairo User Interface (1993)
MS-DOS Magazine Ads (1981)
Boxes of MS-DOS Early Versions (1985)
Microsoft MS-DOS Installation Disks (1986)
Microsoft MS-DOS 6.22 Release Notes (1994)
Windows Mobile (2000-2010)
HP 320LX Windows CE Device (1997)
HP Jornada Windows CE 3.0 Device (2000)
Dell Axim X5 Pocket PC/Source: youtube.com
Windows Mobile 6.5 Screenshots (2014)
Windows Embedded Automotive (1998-2011)
Microsoft Windows Automotive Presentation (2005)
Ford Sync Powered By Windows Auto (2011)
Windows Embedded Compact (1996-2013)
Nokia Asha platform (2013-2014)
Windows Phone (2010-2015)
Windows RT (2012-2015)
Windows 10 S (2017-2018)
Windows 10 S Press Conference (2017)
Windows 10 S Roadmap Slide (2017)
Next: See the design history of Microsoft Word, Windows, and Microsoft.com!
See our design evolution of Microsoft Word starting in 1984.
Also, check out our article on the visual design history of Microsoft Windows which launched in 1985.
Finally, if you really like this stuff, why not see what the Microsoft.com website looked like from 1994 to today?
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