78722891 story Happy 30th Birthday, Windows! 249 Posted by timothy on Friday November 20, 2015 @07:40PM from the and-all-I've-done-for-want-of-wit dept. v3rgEz writes: And what a ride it's been. Today marks the 30th anniversary since the debut of Windows 1.01, the first commercial release of Windows. At the time, it was derided as being slow, buggy, and clunky, but since then ... Well, it looks a lot better. .The Verge has a pictorial history of Windows through the years. What's your fondest memory of Bill Gates Blue Screen-of-death that could?