WatchTip: Triumph of the Nerds

Those who follow my blog since a while may have noticed that I have always been interested and fascinated about he history of how everything started around computers. Today I’ve come across this 3 part documentary called “Triumph of the Nerds”. A very interesting documentary how things started around the Personal Computer. Enjoy ! Triumph of the Nerds: Impressing Their Friends 1/3 Triumph of the Nerds: Impressing Their Friends 2/3 Triumph of the Nerds: Impressing Read More …

Why a double click in the upper left corner closes the Window

Ever wondered why a double click in the upper left corner closes the Window although there is no close icon? Well I have no proof for this, but assume that this is because in the early days of Windows, the only way to close a Window with the mouse was to DoubleClick on the Window Menu icon in the upper left corner as on the upper right side of the Window there were only buttons Read More …

Windows 95 turns 15, Windows 1.0 – 25

There’s a lot of talk about Windows 95 in these days as it’s 15 years ago when Windows 95 was launched. Well if all are so much in “Operating System Birthday” celebration mode, then let’s not forget that soon it will be 25 years ago since Microsoft released the very first version of Windows 1.0. More Windows Desktop OS History can be found here. What happened in 1985 here and in 1995 here. And believe Read More …

There was a time…. (another one)

……. I’m in history mode again, here’s another nice Tech Commercial.

There was a time……

……..where you couldn’t just download forgotten or lost installation media from the internet or your company portal.

WatchTip: History of Citrix

Those who are following my blog on a regular basis know that I am also interested in the history of IT. Since in these days Citrix (especially XenDesktop) has a high ranking on my personal list of interests, I spend some time today to find some information about the History of Citrix. So here we go: A Deep Dive Into the 20 Year History and Technical Developments of Citrix Systems, a video from BriForum 2009 Read More …

Palm Memories

This week HP announced to acquire Palm. Palm?, oh yeah those that created the Palm Pilot. I remember well, it was somewhere around 1996 and 1997 when several of our users users came up with this thing called Palm PDA and wanted to synchronize their calendars with our E-Mail system Lotus Notes. Nowadays we just connect our mobile phone to our PC and things magically start to synchronize, I can tell you this wasn’t the Read More …

Compaq Deskpro 486

For those who read my blog, know that from time to time a like to look back in history. Today I’ve found the Compaq Deskpro 486/33M Demo video. I remember well when we used these machines at our office. In fact Compaq had a very good concept in place in these days, allowing you to easily upgrade individual parts like the processor or graphics board without the need to replace the entire unit. By the Read More …