It's hard to believe it has been 25 years since the first release of Windows. In this episode of the PCWorld Podcast, editors Steve Fox, Robert Strohmeyer, Ed Albro, and Jason Cross take a look back at the highlights and lowlights of the ubiquitous operating system's history.

Also discussed are Facebook's new messaging features and a deal with MySpace that leaves us wondering what MySpace is really for anymore. If you want to pay for things with your smartphone, you'll be interested to hear about Near Field Communications (NFC), coming to Android in the near future, and possibly other phones as well.

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