I was standing next to Bill Gates’ mom when the former Microsoft CEO unveiled Windows 3.0 at Windows on the World restaurant on top of one of the ill-fated World Trade Center towers in 1989. “This is the most important day of Bill’s life,” she told me. The new Windows 8, released October 26, 2012, represents the single biggest change to the user interface since that version.
Interested in more trivia? Here’s the history of Microsoft Windows infographic. To enlarge, double-click. Yes, click twice. Fitting.