The ‘easter eggs’ or easter eggs are hidden messages that the programmers of operating systems, videogames, applications, among other types of software, usually hide in their work. Finding them is usually quite a challenge, although there have been cases where luck has been enough.
As detailed by Muy Computer, a portal specialized in technology, they have just discovered a fun ‘easter egg’ hidden in Windows 1.0the first 16-bit graphics program that was developed by microsoft and that hit the market in November 1985, that is, more than 36 years ago.
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According to the publication, the person who discovered this easter egg in Windows 1.0 His name is Lucas Brooks, a computer fanatic who decided to post his find on Twitter, where it soon went viral. What does the easter egg consist of? Here we are going to detail you.
Brooks explained that this easter egg was well hidden, encrypted in a bitmap file with a smiley face. In order to access it, this user had to patch advanced techniques and finally discover the secret hidden by the developers.
As you can see in the video, when you open the file, a small box appears with the word ‘Congratulations’, which is signed by the Windows 1.0 team. Not only that, since the names of all those who participated in the project also come out.
Which version of @Windows is the first to include Easter eggs? Windows 3.0? Nope. What if I tell you there is an Easter egg in Windows 1.0 RTM? This is what I have recently discovered: pic.twitter.com/dbfcv4r7jj
— Lucas Brooks (@mswin_bat) March 18, 2022
One of the team members is Gave Newel, founder and CEO of Valve. He may not know it, but Microsoft hired him in 1983, so he spent two years on that project. Only in 1996 did he decide to leave the company to form his own company focused on video games.