This article is all about windows operating system. In this article, we learn about what is windows operating system, uses of windows, all versions of windows and some basic facts about windows. there are many operating systems are present in today’s world like Linux, Macintosh etc. But windows is a widely used operating system in this world because of its Graphical user interface and user-friendly behavior. In this world everyone uses windows but they don’t know what is windows, versions of windows and basic facts about windows. Here in this post, I am telling you about each and everything related to windows.
1. What is windows operating system?
The window is Microsoft’s flagship operating system. That is used for both home and business computers. Windows is an operating system which is designed by Microsoft. Windows comes preloaded on many of new computers which help to make it the most popular operating system in the world. A window is separate viewing area on a computer display screen in a system that allows multiple viewing areas as a part of a Graphical user interface (GUI). Within each window, you can run a different program or display different data. windows operating system is written in c and c++ languages.
2. How windows was created
Microsoft is started in the partnership of Bill Gates and Paul Allen in 1975. Gates and Pul Allen co-developed Xenix this is a version of Unix and also cooperate on a basic explainer for the Altair 8800 ( The Altair was the world’s first personal computer). The company Microsoft unified in 1981. First of all, Microsoft becomes a famous company with the release of MS-DOS (Microsoft Disk operating system). It is the first operating system which is widely installed in personal computers. The windows first come into general use as part of the apple. Later Microsoft made the idea the foundation of its windows operating system which has actually a graphical user interface for the disk operating system (DOS).
3. Why we use windows operating system in computers
Windows has many of unique features that are not available in any other operating system like the window has a Graphical user interface that made windows most widely used operating system in the world because any of other operating system does not beat the GUI feature of windows operating system. Windows has a multitasking environment that is made windows operating system valuable because it allows you to execute several programs at once. By dividing your display into windows, you can see the output of all programs at the same time. Windows also allow you to hide and show a program temporarily.
A window can usually be resized by the user. Like it can be stretched at any side, minimize, maximize, and close. you can increase a windows length width and height also by stretched it in any desired direction in which you want to increase its length. Windows are managed by a window manager as a part of the window system. Windows makes it possible to complete all types of everyday tasks on your computer. Like You can use windows to play games, browse the internet, listen to music, check your email, edit photos, make note, apply themes, saw movies and do much more things. Windows is also used in many offices because it gives you access to productivity tools such as calendar, word processor, and spreadsheets. In modern windows, we also used command line by open command prompt we use such commands that Microsoft allows us in windows.
In windows, we have a pre-installed program which is secure our computer (PC) from malware, spyware and many of other viruses which infect our system and cause the errors that are called as windows defender. This antivirus software is comes preloaded in all the versions of genuine copies of Microsoft windows for the security of our system. In windows, we also install the third party software and use them according to our need. In windows platform, we play many of games which are not possible on other operating systems.
4. Why we called Microsoft windows as windows
Because Microsoft names most of it’s products with one word, Now it needed a word that describes their new GUI (Graphical User Interface) operating system. then Microsoft chooses “windows” because windows allow you to run different tasks and programs at the same time. So, Microsoft choose windows word and it is officially known as “Microsoft windows”
5. Versions of Microsoft windows
Microsoft windows is not a freeware it is a paid product. But it has many versions of windows that people should don’t know about that versions. Here I tell you about all the versions of windows in details.
1. Windows 1.0
Microsoft windows 1.o is released on 20 November 1985 and it is initially sold for $100.00
2. Windows 2.0
Microsoft windows 2.0 is released on 9 December 1987 and it is initially sold for $100.00
3. Windows 3.0
Microsoft windows 3.0 is released on 22 May 1990 and it is sold at two prices. Its full version price was $149.95 and its upgrade version price was $79.95
After these releases, Microsoft decided not to developed operating systems cooperatively with IBM, and Microsoft changes the name of OS/2 to windows NT
Microsoft window 3.0 and 3.0a was released in October 1991 with multimedia.
Microsoft windows 3.1 was released in April 1992 and after that Microsoft windows for workgroup 3.1 is released in October 1992.
4. Windows NT
Microsoft windows NT 3.5 was released in September 1994 after that NT 3.51 was released in May 1995.
5. Windows 95
Microsoft windows 95 was released in August 1995
6. Windows CE
Microsoft windows CE was released in 1996
7. Windows 98
Microsoft windows 98 was released in Tune 1998
8. Windows 2000
Microsoft windows 2000 was released in February 2000
9. Windows XP
Microsoft windows XP was released in October 2001
10. Windows Vista
Microsoft windows Vista was released in November 2006
11. Windows Server 2008
Microsoft windows server 2008 was released in February 2008
12. Windows 7
Microsoft windows 7 was released in October 2009
13. Windows Server 2012
Microsoft windows server 2012 was released in September 2012
14. Windows 8
Microsoft windows 8 was released in October 2012
15. Windows 10
Microsoft windows 10 was released in July 2015
6. Some basic facts about windows
1. According to the latest uses data, there are roughly approx. 1.36 billion active window user today.
2. Windows 95 has a smash hit upon release selling 40 million copies in the first year.
3. Windows 8 sold 100 million licenses in half the time.
5. Since 2009 Windows 7 and Windows 8 have together sold more units than there are people in all of Europe.
That is the all the history of windows according to me. If you have any suggestions simply suggest via the comment section.