window system and
software released in 1985 to run on top of
MS-DOS. Widely criticised
for being too slow (hence "Windoze",
Windows") on the machines available then.
||Windows is designed for the PC (IBM and clones of) world. Without an operating
system the computer will not work. When you turn on your computer, (boot) and all is finished,
your computer comes to rest at the Desk Top screen. From this screen, you will be able to
control the computer.
||Microsoft Windows is an operating system. It is a user friendly graphical
program used to communicate with the computer for the purpose carrying out your wishes.
The version history goes something like: 1985
Windows 1, 1987
Windows 2, 1987
Windows 3.0, 1992
Windows 3.1, 1992
Windows for Workgroups 3.1, 1993
Windows 3.11, 1993
Windows for Workgroups 3.11, 1993
Windows NT 3.1,
1994 Windows NT
3.5, 1995 Windows 95,
199? Windows NT 4,
1998 Windows 98, ?
Windows NT 5.