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Windows Vista launches with megaton title

Jared Rea

Today marks the launch of Vista and the killer app that will bring it into the home of millions of gamers. No, not Reversi ... it's Klondike Solitaire!

Wired has taken a look back on the history of this incredible franchise which debuted way back on the Windows 3.0 operating system in 1990. The success, however, was expected as Microsoft had the incredible foresight to capture the casual market a whole twenty years before we even realized it existed.

Microsoft is pushing the Games for Windows brand hard with Vista, taking valuable lessons from the console circuit such as proper marketing and standardization and applying it to a market in dire need of a refresher.

And if any one title can do it, it's Klondike Solitaire.

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