Windows 1.0 – 2.0 (1985-1992)
Microsoft company had firstly introduced a GUI OS in 1985, Microsoft Windows 1.0 was named due to the computing boxes, or "windows" that represented a fundamental aspect of the operating system. Instead of typing MS-DOS commands, windows 1.0 allowed users to point and click to access the windows.
Microsoft had released second version of Windows in 1987, was named as Windows 2.0, which was designed for the Intel 286 processor. This version added desktop icons, keyboard shortcuts and improved graphics support. The second version of windows was included little more advantages on graphics viewing than Windows version 1.0, even though, it wasn’t affected very much in the IT industry because it wasn’t that much advanced, when was compared with companies/people needs.
Windows 3.0 – 3.1 (1990–1994)
Another version of Microsoft Windows 3.0 was released in May-1990 offering better icons, performance and advanced graphics with 16 colors designed for Intel 386 processors. This version is the first release that provides the standard "look and feel" of Microsoft Windows for many years to come. Windows 3.0 included Program Manager, File Manager and Print Manager and games (Hearts, Minesweeper and Solitaire). Microsoft released Windows 3.1 in 1992. This Windows OS also had been running in DOS as underlying platform.
Windows NT 31. - 4.0 (1993-1996)
This version of the Windows operating system. Windows NT (New Technology) is a 32-bit operating system that supports preemptive multitasking. There are actually two versions of Windows NT: Windows NT Server, designed to act as a server in networks, and Windows NT Workstation for stand-alone or client workstations. Windows NT server was superior of the server support OS ever than before.
Windows 95 (August 1995)
Another version of Microsoft Windows 95 was released in 1995 and was a major upgrade to the Windows operating system. This OS was a significant advancement over its precursor, Windows 3.1. In addition to sporting a new user interface, Windows 95 also includes a number of important internal improvements. Perhaps most important, it supports 32-bit applications, which means that applications written specifically for this operating system should run much faster.
Although Windows 95 can run older Windows and DOS applications, it has essentially removed DOS as the underlying platform. This has meant removal of many of the old DOS limitations, such as 640K of main memory and 8-character filenames. Other important features in this operating system are the ability to automatically detect and configure installed hardware (plug and play).
Windows 98 (June 1998)
Microsoft Windows 98 offers support for a number of new technologies, including FAT32, AGP, MMX, USB, DVD, and ACPI. Its most visible feature, though, is the Active Desktop, which integrates the Web browser (Internet Explorer) with the operating system. From the user's point of view, there is no difference between accessing a document residing locally on the user's hard disk or on a Web server halfway around the world. This version of Windows also had been using to run MS DOS as a bootable, when it needs to install.
Windows 2000 (February 2000)
In 2000, there two Windows versions were released by Microsoft company, that they are named as MS-Windows 2000 and MS-Windows ME. Windows 2000 is an operating system for business desktop and laptop systems to run software applications, connect to Internet and intranet sites, and access files, printers, and network resources. Microsoft released four versions of Windows 2000: Professional (for business desktop and laptop systems), Server (both a Web server and an office server), Advanced Server (for line-of-business applications) and Datacenter Server (for high-traffic computer networks). This version of Windows was often abbreviated as "W2K".
Windows ME - Millennium Edition (September 2000)
The Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition, called "Windows Me" was an update to the Windows 98 core and included some features of the Windows 2000 OS. This version also removed the "boot in DOS" option. This Windows OS wasn’t far affected, when it’s compared with another earlier released version of Win-2000 OS in the year 2000.
Windows XP (October 2001)
Microsoft Windows XP was released in 2001. This version of Windows was major affected OS, when it’s compared with other earlier released versions of OSs. Along with a redesigned look and feel to the user interface, the new operating system is built on the Windows 2000 kernel, giving the user a more stable and reliable environment than previous versions of Windows. Windows XP comes in two versions, Home and Professional. Microsoft focused on mobility for both editions, including plug and play features for connecting to wireless networks. The operating system also utilizes the 802.11x wireless security standard. Windows XP was one of Microsoft's best-selling products in the world.
Windows Vista (November 2006)
Microsoft Windows Vista OS was offered an advancement in reliability, security, ease of deployment, performance and manageability over Windows XP. New in this version was features to protect against the latest generation of threats, capabilities to detect hardware problems before they occur, security faster start-up time and low power consumption of the new sleep state. In many cases, Windows Vista is noticeably more responsive than Windows XP on identical hardware. Windows Vista simplifies and centralizes desktop configuration management, reducing the cost of keeping systems updated. Windows Vista is proving to a big level of graphical system for computer game consoles.
Windows 7 (October 2009)
Microsoft Windows 7 was released on October 22, 2009 as the latest in the 25-year-old line of Windows OSs and as the successor to MS-Windows Vista (which itself had followed MS-Windows XP). Windows 7 OS was released in conjunction with Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 7's server counterpart. Enhancements and new features in Windows 7 include multi-touch support, Internet Explorer 8, improved performance and start-up time, Aero Snap, Aero Shake, support for virtual hard disks, a new and improved Windows Media Center, and improved security.
Windows 8 (August 2012)
The Windows 8 was released on August. 1, 2012 and is a completely redesigned operating system that's been developed from the ground up with touchscreen use in mind as well as near-instant-on capabilities that enable a Windows 8 PC to load and start up in a matter of seconds rather than in minutes. The Windows 8 will replace the more traditional Microsoft Windows OS looks and feels with a new "Metro" design system interface that first debuted in the Windows Phone 7 mobile OS. The Metro user interface primarily consists of a "Start screen" made up of "Live Tiles", which are links to applications and features that are dynamic and update in real time. Windows 8 supports both x86 PCs and ARM processors. MS-Windows 8 is given a different traditional of application’s viewing such as ribbons instead of menu, layout of whole Windows culture as well.
Windows 10 (July 2015)
Microsoft Win 10 is MS’s Windows successor to Win 8. Win 10 debuted on July 29, 2015, following a "technical preview" beta release of the new OS that arrived in Fall 2014 and a "consumer preview" beta in early 2015. Microsoft claims Windows 10 features fast start up and resume, built-in security and the return of the Start Menu in an expanded form. This version of Windows will also feature MS Edge, Edge is a MS's new browser. In-order to requirements of Win 10, any of the qualified devices (such as tablets, PCs, smartphones and Xbox consoles) can upgrade to Windows 10, including those with plagiarized copies of Windows.
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