The reason little known that Microsoft has included Solitaire, Minesweeper and Hearts games in Windows

Solitaire games from Windows are some of the most popular in the world because it comes preinstalled in Windows. The main reason that Solitaire was included with Windows 3.0 in 1990  wasn`t the need for entertainment users. This was a secondary role. His main goal was to teach people to use the mouse fluently.

At the time many users were not accustomed to graphical interfaces and the mouse. Thus, they had to learn functions such as “drag and drop” which now seems to be reflexes.

Minesweeper too played an important role. The game was introduced in Windows 3.1 in 1992. Its main purpose was to teach people to be precise and fast when they were using the main mouse buttons and the functions left-click and right-click.

Even Hearts was not an easy game. Appeared in Windows 1992 in Windows for Workgroups 3.1, his role was to teach people how to communicate in a local computer network and to show its potential.

The question is why these games have lasted so long time in Windows? Because they became extremely popular, and Windows 10, the newest operating system from Microsoft also includes Solitaire collection. Furthermore, from November 2016 Solitaire Collection is also available for mobile operating systems Android and iOS.

Is the first time that Solitaire is available on an other platform than Windows. The application includes actually five different card games: Klondike, Spider Solitaire, Freecel, Tripeaks and Pyramid.

 

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