About Windows

  • What is Windows?
<operating system> Microsoft's proprietary window system and user interface software released in 1985 to run on top of MS-DOS. Widely criticised for being too slow (hence "Windoze", "Microsloth Windows") on the machines available then.
  • What you need to know?
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.
  • Tell me more.
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/386, 1990 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.
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