Microsoft is getting in on the hype around the return of Stranger Things, the popular Netflix show that debuted its third season last week.
The Redmond software giant today unveiled a Windows 1.0-inspired app called Windows 1.11 that features classic Paint and Terminal programs and Stranger Things-themed puzzles and content. It’s a nod to the summer of 1985 — the setting for Stranger Things and also the year that Microsoft launched Windows 1.0, a decade after the company got its start.
It’s unclear if Microsoft is paying Netflix or vice versa for the partnership; terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Microsoft put out a series of social media posts over the past week teasing today’s announcement.
Be a part of the computing revolution and get your copy of Windows 1.0 today! pic.twitter.com/VJzgYnfEvB
— Windows (@Windows) July 3, 2019
Happy Fourth from all of us in Redmond! pic.twitter.com/tM443rwm8D
— Windows (@Windows) July 4, 2019
Back in 1985, Microsoft joined a competitive race with the introduction of Windows 1.0. Apple had already introduced its Mac OS and Microsoft was a year and a half late in shipping their response.
Windows 1.0 was basically a skin of MS-DOS, letting users tile, …read more