Windows 2.0

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Windows 2.0-tan
Character information
Common name Windows 2.0-tan
Also known as 2.0-chan
First appearance Sep 2006
Height 127 cm (4'2")
Hair color black
Eye color blue
Faction Binteeji Renmei
Lineage DOS/Win9x
Technical information
System personified Windows 2.0
Developer(s) Microsoft
Debut 1 Nov 1987
Latest release v2.03 (Nov 1987)

Technical Details

Windows 2.0-tan (2.0たん) is one of the least common Windows personifications. She personifies Windows 2.0, which was a version of the Microsoft Windows graphical user interface-based operating environment that superseded Windows 1.0. It was Microsoft's second attempt to implement a multi-tasking graphical user interface-based operating environment on the PC platform.

Character Details

Despite the popularity of Windows-based OS-tans, there are considerably few renditions of Windows OSes prior to version 3.1. One possible reason for this omission can be traced to the perception of Windows 3.1 as marking the beginning of Microsoft Windows' rise to dominance (hence, the origin of the Windows family), and thus delegating versions 1.0 and 2.0 as simply younger facets of the more memorable version 3.1. Therefore, only a handful of designs that can be confirmed by OSC to exist, all of which share similar-enough traits to be considered as a single character rendition.

Windows 2.0-tan, the daughter of Windows 1.0-tan, is depicted as a young girl of about 7 or 8 years old but uncharacteristically-skilled in masonry (a reference to her setting the foundation for Microsoft's future success). She has bright blue eyes, short black hair, and wears a large white hairband tied in the front with ends in the shape of a 2.0. She wears a simple blue grade-school uniform with long lavender socks and black strapped shoes, and given her masonry profession she can also be seen wearing orange rawhide gloves.

Unlike Windows 1.0-tan, 2.0-tan has a level of maturity that belies her physical age, and is fully aware of her surroundings as well as the actions and intents of others. Nearly all but Windows 3.1-tan are unaware of her existence, yet Windows 2.0-tan has the most reliable and complete knowledge of the true Windows family tree -- surpassing even the recollections of MSDOS-tan, PCDOS-tan and OS/2-tan given her former favorable position with Father. Her exile, along with her mother 1.0-tan, were in part due to her unwillingness (and technical inability) to adapt to the aggressive tactics commonplace during the commercial OS Wars. This banishment, preceded by the original dissolution of her IBM/Microsoft family and followed by years of hardship as a Wanderer, have done little to affect her shy and demure disposition, but have done irreparable damage to her trusting spirit and optimistic outlook on life. By all accounts, the present-day Windows 2.0-tan can be accurately described as psychologically-scarred.

She and her mother 1.0-tan currently reside with other Vintage OS-tans, far away from their legitimate family. She works hard to become a valuable and loyal member of this newfound family, albeit often at the cost of her health.

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