In pictures: Images from the dawn of the PC era

The PCWorld.com Web domain was created on April 24, 1992, but our oldest retrievable online content is from 1998 - and it's so damn quaint

Multitasking? Huh? What?

Digital Research couldn't be stopped. The CP/M OS eventually evolved into Concurrent CP/M, which offered a rudimentary multitasking environment. It was a difficult concept to wrap one's head around in the early 80s, so telling potential consumers that the OS could "do more than one thing at a time" was an explanation of last resort.

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