february 17 Archive

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February 18, 1979: Sahara Desert Gets Snow

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February 17, 1979: It snows in the Saraha

1979 – for the first and only time in recorded history, it snowed in the Sahara Desert. It was in Southern Algeria and the storm only lasted a half hour. The snow melted off quickly.

Wikazine – Full show notes for February 18

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February 17, 2000: Microsoft Windows 2000 Released

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February 17, 2000: Microsoft  released Windows 2000

2000Microsoft released the next version of the Windows Operating system in Windows 2000. Also known at Windows NT 5.0, it was the beginning of merging the NT and 9x versions. Of course, the companion was Windows ME, which didn’t do too well. The end result streamlined the two OS into Windows XP.

Wikazine – Full show notes for February 17

  • Apple QuickTake 100 Camera is released
  • XBox cord recall
  • DTV in the US was suppose to happen today, but was delayed
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