Someone has found a hidden message in Windows 1.0. We had been 36 years without knowing

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The easter egg cool. They were on older systems, like Windows 95on new systems, like Android 12, and they have been with us since 1979, attributing the authorship of the first to ‘Adventure’, by Atari. 36 years after the official release of Windows 1.0, someone named Lucas Brooks has found the easter egg hidden from this version.

The hidden message did not appear for good. It was necessary to patch part of the system code, and the easter egg is found hidden inside a bitmap that draws a smiley facewhich had been hidden and undiscovered since the release of Windows 1.0.

A list of those involved in the development of Windows 1.0

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Windows 1.0 was released in 1985, being a rather unknown version that had not been thoroughly researched. Lucas Brook, who shared the discovery on Twitter, reveal the contents of this easter egg. Is about a listing of the members of the Windows 1.0 development team.

The most prominent name on the list is that of Gabe Newell, CEO of Valve, one of the most relevant video game developers today. The user after discovery ensures that the message was well hidden, and that some of the system binaries had to be patched to get it to show up. He notes that “they put the encrypted data at the end of the bitmap and at the time, there were no tools to extract it.”

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“It was very well hidden, they put the encrypted data at the end of a bitmap file (the smiley face bitmap) and at the time there were no tools to extract those kinds of bitmaps. Even if someone had managed to extract them , I wouldn’t have noticed the extra data at the end”

Within the hidden message itself the user who finds it is congratulated with a ‘congrats’ message. Currently, there is still no way to activate it without patching part of the system.

Via | Techradar

The easter egg cool. They were on older systems, like Windows 95on new systems, like Android 12, and they have…

The easter egg cool. They were on older systems, like Windows 95on new systems, like Android 12, and they have…

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