Love it or hate it, the Windows operating system has had a huge impact on the computing world. With an update for Windows 8.1 out later this month (and Windows "Threshold" right around the corner), we've put together a visual history of Windows. Enjoy this walk down memory lane.
In this photo, you can see a model holding Acer's Iconia W700 tablet computer during a press conference in Taipei on June 4, 2012. This tablet ran Windows 8. (Getty)