We hate 2020!

Just when we thought 2020 couldn't get any worse! We were about to re-open after many months of being closed but then disaster struck when a mains water pipe burst and flooded much of the ground floor of the museum.
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Windows 2.0 was launched

9th December 1987
Windows 2.0 was launched

Windows 2.0 was launched. OS/2 Launched by Microsoft and IBM. A later enhancement, OS/2 Warp provided many of the 32-bit enhancements boasted by Windows '95 - but several years earlier, yet the product failed to dominate the market in the way Windows '95 did 8 years later.
 
As was the Excel spreadsheet by Microsoft. In the UK, Acorn Computers of Cambridge launched its Archimedes computer, based on a RISC processor and an advanced GUI. Although faster, technically superior and easier to use than IBM clones, it could not compete with the size of the installed IBM base.


 

 

 


 

Windows 2.0 was launched

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