Linux basic configurations - windows basic http://basicconfig.com/taxonomy/term/26 en Windows xp desktop http://basicconfig.com/windows/desktop <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Windows desktop stands two meanings. The first desktop is the one in the windows operating system. After you successfully log into the windows, you will be presented the desktop. Here's what windows xp desktop looks like:</p> <p><img src="/files/images/desktop/winxpdesktop01.jpg" alt="A default Windows xp desktop" /></p> <p>Here is windows 98 desktop:</p> <p><img src="/files/images/desktop/win98desktop01.jpg" alt="A default Windows 98 desktop" /></p> <p>As you can see the different, on windows xp, the desktop is clean of icons by default. Windows xp's desktop was design to be clean. Users can access all area in the windows from start button at the bottom left of the desktop. See the picture below:</p> <p><img src="/files/images/desktop/desktop1.jpg" alt="windows xp start button" /></p> <p>However, users can customize their desktop look such as put in icons and shortcuts as well as changing desktop background. Check out other tutorials in Windows basic tutorials section.</p> <p>The second desktop refers to the personal computer (pc). Back to the early days, computer comes in many different shape such as tower, mini tower and desktop. The one called the desktop is a computer which can be put on the table with a monitor on it. Here is a sample picture:</p> <p><img src="/files/images/desktop/desktop-pc.jpg" alt="personal computer called a desktop computer" /></p> <p>Nowadays all personal computers, tower or mini tower, all called desktop. </p> </div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" rel="dc:subject"><a href="/taxonomy/term/26" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">windows basic</a></div></div></div> Tue, 02 Sep 2008 16:36:37 +0000 jinlusuh 264 at http://basicconfig.com http://basicconfig.com/windows/desktop#comments Windows XP control panel http://basicconfig.com/windows/cpanel <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Windows XP Control Panel is a place where users can view and edit basic windows settings. If you have experienced using control panel in other windows versions before, then you already knew that windows xp control panel functioning is just the same. Here are brief descriptions of each program in windows xp control panel.</p> <p>1. Start Windows XP control panel by clicking <strong>Start --&gt; Control Panel. </strong></p> <p><img src="/files/images/cpanel/cpanel01.jpg" alt="Opening Windows Control Panel from Start menu" /></p> <p>2. This is the Windows XP Control Panel interface:</p> <p><img src="/files/images/cpanel/cpanel02.jpg" alt="Windows Control Panel interface pane" /></p> <p> 3. Click Appearance and Themes to personalize your desktop. You can customize the look of your desktop such as changing background, themes and screen savers.</p> <p><img src="/files/images/cpanel/cpanel03.jpg" alt="Appearance icon in the Control Panel" /></p> <p>4. Network and Internet Connections tool allows you to connect to a network or Internet.</p> <p><img src="/files/images/cpanel/cpanel04.jpg" alt="Network and Internet Connection Tools icon" /></p> <p>5. The Add and Remove Programs is a tool for adding and removing programs. You can use this tool to remove unwanted programs in your computer.</p> <p><img src="/files/images/cpanel/cpanel05.jpg" alt="Add and Remove Program icon" /></p> <p>6. Sounds, Speech, and Audio Devices. Here is where you edit audio setting for your computer. You can adjust the speaker's volume, change the sound scheme and change the speaker settings.</p> <p><img src="/files/images/cpanel/cpanel06.jpg" alt="Sounds, Speech, and Audio Devices icon" /></p> <p>7. Performance and Maintenance is a very useful tool. You can tune up your computer to keep it running smoothly. The common task that you can do here are free up space on your hard disk, back up your data and rearrange data in your hard disk to make programs run faster. Other task you can do with this tool are view basic information about your computer and adjust visual effects.</p> <p><img src="/files/images/cpanel/cpanel07.jpg" alt="Performance and Maintenance icon" /></p> <p>8. Printers and Other Hardware tool let you configure computer hardware. You can configure many task regarding hardware such as setting up your printer, fax machine, mouse, scanner, digital camera and many more.</p> <p><img src="/files/images/cpanel/cpanel08.jpg" alt="Printers and Other Hardware icon" /></p> <p>9. Click <strong>User Accounts</strong> to manage user accounts in your system. You can create a new account and edit user account here. This tool also let everyone in the system customize their own desktop and windows settings. </p> <p><img src="/files/images/cpanel/cpanel09.jpg" alt="User Accounts icon" /></p> <p>10. User can change the how numbers, currency and dates are displayed with Date, Time, Language, and Regional Options.</p> <p><img src="/files/images/cpanel/cpanel10.jpg" alt="Date, Time, Language, and Regional Options icon" /></p> <p>11. Accessibility Options allow user to adjust computer settings such as screen display, play sounds or use mouse and keyboard.</p> <p><img src="/files/images/cpanel/cpanel11.jpg" alt="Accessibility Options icon" /></p> <p>12. Security Center is a new tool in windows. There are firewall, Windows Update and virus protection reminder to help you protect your windows. You can manage security settings for Internet options, automatic updates and windows firewall.</p> <p><img src="/files/images/cpanel/cpanel12.jpg" alt="Security Center icon" /></p> </div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" rel="dc:subject"><a href="/taxonomy/term/26" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">windows basic</a></div></div></div> Wed, 13 Aug 2008 06:48:59 +0000 jinlusuh 266 at http://basicconfig.com http://basicconfig.com/windows/cpanel#comments Windows pre-installation http://basicconfig.com/windows/preinstall <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Normally, Windows operating system is already installed when we buy a computer, laptop or personal computer. A recovery cd and drivers cd also included in the package. The recovery cd contains a Windows operating system including hardware drivers and manufacturer's utility software already installed. Please remember, not all manufacturer provide this package.</p> <p>There are some people who like to build their own computer so they can customize it to their own specification and their need. If you would like to build your own computer, there are several things you should know and prepare in the first place.</p> <p>Except from you budget, here are a few things you need to do before installing windows operating system. Here's the list:</p> <ul><li>Gather your materials</li> <li>Hardware compatibility list</li> <li>Installation requirements</li> </ul><h3>Gather your materials</h3> <p>You must have all the stuffs needed by your side before start the installation. You will need these later at some stage of the installation, so make sure you have:</p> <ul><li>Certificate of Authentication (COA) - Product key attached on your windows installation CD casing.</li> <li>Installation CD - Windows installation CD that you are going to use.</li> <li><a href="install">Installation manual/guides</a> -<br /> This will help you a lot during installation.</li> <li>Network information - If you are planning to use networking, make the data ready.</li> <li>Pen/pencils with notepad - Write anything useful during the installation process. </li> </ul><h3>Hardware compatibility list</h3> <p>Hardware compatibility list is a list of hardware that Windows operating system support. You have to check the list properly if you are building a custom personal computer. You can find the comprehensive listings in the Windows installation CD-ROM and in The Windows Catalogs in Microsoft website.</p> <h3>Installation Requirements</h3> <ol><li>Check the system requirements for the windows operating system that you are going to install. For example, the basic requirements for windows 2000 PROFESSIONAL would be a 500 MHz or higher CPU, 128 or higher RAM, 2 GB hard disk drive, video graphic adapter, monitor, CD-ROM/DVD-ROM drive, a keyboard and mouse.</li> <li>Backup important data in the hard disk drive before start the installation. If you have many partitions in your hard disk, then you can transfer your data into one dedicated partition. Otherwise, just copy your data into thumb drive or burned it into CD.</li> <li>Some informations are needed during the installation process. Here is a <a href="../linux/chklist">pre-installation checklist</a> to make it easy for you to go through the installation. Please go through with the checklist first before putting the installation dvd in the dvr rom.</li> </ol></div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" rel="dc:subject"><a href="/taxonomy/term/26" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">windows basic</a></div></div></div> Wed, 13 Aug 2008 06:40:52 +0000 jinlusuh 262 at http://basicconfig.com http://basicconfig.com/windows/preinstall#comments Windows Installation http://basicconfig.com/windows/install <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>This is an example of step by step windows 2000 server installation:</p> <p>1) Insert the Microsoft Windows 2000 Server CD ROM into your CD ROM drive.</p> <p>2) Restart/reboot your computer. You will see a message similar to the figure below. Press any keyboard key to begin the installation.</p> <p> <img src="/files/images/winsetup/wininst1.jpg" width="480" height="300" alt="Boot up screen" /></p> <p>3) Windows 2000 Setup will start reading the installation files in the CD ROM. If you need to install a third party SCSI or RAID driver, press F6. Otherwise, just wait until it finishes doing its job.</p> <p> <img src="/files/images/winsetup/wininst2.jpg" width="480" height="300" alt="Setup program start up" /></p> <p>4) The introduction Windows 2000 Server Setup menu appears. Choose what you want to do from the option list. For now, press ENTER to set up Windows 2000.</p> <p> <img src="/files/images/winsetup/wininst3.jpg" width="480" height="300" alt="Setup program menu" /></p> <p>5) You will see the Windows 2000 Licensing Agreement. Read and understand the agreement. To continue the installation, you have to agree, no other choice. So, press F8 if you agree and you will be taken to the next screen.</p> <p> <img src="/files/images/winsetup/wininst4.jpg" width="480" height="300" alt="Windows 2000 license" /></p> <p>6) You will see a list similar to the figure below. If you follow my advice and already backup your important data, then, press D to delete the C: partition. This is your previous windows operating system. If this is a new hard disk drive, you will see the whole unpartitioned space.</p> <p> <img src="/files/images/winsetup/wininst5.jpg" width="480" height="300" alt="Hard disk Partition menu" /></p> <p>7) Windows 2000 Server Setup will warn you about the partition you are trying to delete. If you are completely sure of what you are doing, press ENTER to delete the partition.</p> <p> <img src="/files/images/winsetup/wininst6.jpg" width="480" height="300" alt="Delete partition warning" /></p> <p>8) Again, the setup will ask for your confirmation. Press L to delete the partition. CAUTION: All data on this partition will be lost.</p> <p> <img src="/files/images/winsetup/wininst7.jpg" width="480" height="300" alt="Delete partition confirmation" /></p> <p>9) You will see the main menu again with unpartitioned space. Now, you may create a separate partition for your hard disk. At least two partitions, one for the windows operating system and another for your data. Press C to create a partition in the unpartitioned space.</p> <p> <img src="/files/images/winsetup/wininst8.jpg" width="480" height="300" alt="Hard disk Partition menu" /></p> <p>10) Remove the default size by pressing backspace. Key in the first partition size (in MB). This partition will be use to install the operating system. If your hard disk space is larger than 10GB, I recommend you to give at least 8GB. Windows 2000 will need about 1.5GB of your hard disk space. You will need the extra space later to install office application, antivirus software, and others.</p> <p> <img src="/files/images/winsetup/wininst9.jpg" width="480" height="300" alt="Create partition size" /></p> <p>11) Click on the Unpartitioned space and press C to create another partition. This partition can be use to store your data.</p> <p> <img src="/files/images/winsetup/wininst91.jpg" width="480" height="300" alt="Hard disk Partition menu" /></p> <p>12) The step is the same as before, so just repeat what you did just now. You can use the maximum size given by default or you can keep half of it for another partition. Whatever you do it's your choice. Press ENTER after you finish.</p> <p> <img src="/files/images/winsetup/wininst92.jpg" width="480" height="300" alt="Create partition size" /></p> <p>13) For this example, I have created two partitions. Click on the first partition which is C: partition to install Windows 2000 server and press ENTER to continue.</p> <p> <img src="/files/images/winsetup/wininst93.jpg" width="480" height="300" alt="Hard disk Partition menu" /></p> <p>14) Now it's time to format the partition. There are two file system types, New Technology File System (NTFS) and File Allocation Table (FAT). For your information, the former is used by WinNT, Win2k and XP and the latter is used by Win9x. Choose the NTFS and press ENTER.</p> <p> <img src="/files/images/winsetup/wininst94.jpg" width="480" height="300" alt="Choose file system type" /></p> <p>15) Windows 2000 Server Setup is formatting the C: partition.</p> <p> <img src="/files/images/winsetup/wininst95.jpg" width="480" height="300" alt="Format partition" /></p> <p>16) When it's done, the installation files are being copied into the temporary folder in the hard disk drive.This folder will be remove after the installation is complete.</p> <p> <img src="/files/images/winsetup/wininst97.jpg" width="480" height="300" alt="Copying installation files" /></p> <p>17) The copying process is complete. Press ENTER to restart your computer. The setup program will continue after you reboot.</p> <p> <img src="/files/images/winsetup/wininst98.jpg" width="480" height="300" alt="Copying complete" /></p> <p>18) After the computer restart, you will see the figure below. A familiar screen, isn't it? Do not press any key as this will result in the installation start once again. So, just leave it alone. </p> <p> <img src="/files/images/winsetup/wininst1.jpg" width="480" height="300" alt="Boot up screen" /></p> <p>19) A few seconds later you will see Microsoft Windows 2000 Server Startup logo on screen.</p> <p> <img src="/files/images/winsetup/winsetup01.jpg" width="480" height="360" alt="Win2k server startup logo" /></p> <p>20) The Windows 2000 Server Setup will continue the installation process.</p> <p> <img src="/files/images/winsetup/winsetup02.jpg" width="480" height="360" alt="Setup program start up" /></p> <p>21) Click next to continue the Windows 2000 Setup Wizard.</p> <p> <img src="/files/images/winsetup/winsetup03.jpg" width="479" height="367" alt="Setup program continue" /></p> <p>22) Now the win2k setup wizard is detecting and installing devices on your PC such as keyboard, mouse, display monitor and so on. Note that during this time, your screen may flicker for a few seconds.</p> <p> <img src="/files/images/winsetup/winsetup04.jpg" width="480" height="368" alt="Setup detecting devices" /></p> <p>23) Here you can customize win2k for different regions and languages. If you want to change the settings, click Customize...Then click Next after you finished.</p> <p> <img src="/files/images/winsetup/winsetup05.jpg" width="479" height="367" alt="Regional setting" /></p> <p>24) Enter your full name and your organization or company. Click Next when you are done.</p> <p> <img src="/files/images/winsetup/winsetup06.jpg" width="477" height="364" alt="Personalize software" /></p> <p>25) Type the Product Key in the text box. The Product Key is the 25-character on the sticker on win2k CD case. Make sure you key in the right characters because you can't continue the installation if it's wrong. </p> <p> <img src="/files/images/winsetup/winsetup07.jpg" width="477" height="364" alt="Product key" /></p> <p>26) Choose the licensing mode that you want to use. Click Next to continue.</p> <p> <img src="/files/images/winsetup/winsetup08.jpg" width="479" height="366" alt="Licensing Modes" /></p> <p>27) Give a name for your computer. After that choose a good password for the administrator account. Mix the password characters like this: P4ss12wOr%&amp;D. Write down the password and keep it safe. You can't log into the windows if you forgot the password.</p> <p> <img src="/files/images/winsetup/winsetup09.jpg" width="478" height="366" alt="Server name and password" /></p> <p>28) You can add or remove components of win2k here. The components have been selected by default. Don't worry if you not sure what the components are because you can always install or remove them later. </p> <p> <img src="/files/images/winsetup/winsetup10.jpg" width="479" height="367" alt="Win2k components" /></p> <p>29) Here you can set the correct date and Time Zone for your windows computer. Click Next when you are done.</p> <p> <img src="/files/images/winsetup/winsetup11.jpg" width="479" height="367" alt="Set date and time" /></p> <p>30) Now your computer is installing the networking components. This software allows you to connect to other computers, networks, and the Internet.</p> <p> <img src="/files/images/winsetup/winsetup12.jpg" width="479" height="367" alt="Uploading networking components" /></p> <p>31) If you know what you are doing Win2k allows you to manually configure the networking components otherwise choose Typical setting and click next to continue.</p> <p> <img src="/files/images/winsetup/winsetup13.jpg" width="479" height="367" alt="Networking settings" /></p> <p>32) If you are installing this computer in your office and you have a domain, then choose the second option. If you not sure choose the first option. You can always change this option later. Click Next when you finish.</p><br /><img src="/files/images/winsetup/winsetup15.jpg" width="479" height="367" alt="Workgroup or Computer domain" /><p>33) Now the setup program is installing windows 2000 components. This will take some times. You can get your coffee now if you want.</p> <p> <img src="/files/images/winsetup/winsetup16.jpg" width="479" height="367" alt="Installing components" /></p> <p>34) The setup program is completing its final tasks. Just sit back and relaks. Click Next when it's done.</p> <p> <img src="/files/images/winsetup/winsetup17.jpg" width="479" height="367" alt="Performing final tasts" /></p> <p>35) When you see this screen, it means that you have successfully completed windows 2000 installation. Remove your CD installer then, click Finish.</p> <p> <img src="/files/images/winsetup/winsetup18.jpg" width="479" height="367" alt="Setup complete screen" /></p> <p>36) Microsoft Windows 2000 Server is starting. Smile ;-)</p> <p> <img src="/files/images/winsetup/winsetup19.jpg" width="480" height="300" alt="booting up screen" /></p> <p>37) Once again, Microsoft Windows 2000 Server startup logo on screen.</p> <p> <img src="/files/images/winsetup/winsetup20.jpg" width="480" height="360" alt="Win2k start up logo screen" /></p> <p>38) Message Windows is starting up on screen. Here you go...</p> <p> <img src="/files/images/winsetup/winsetup21.jpg" width="416" height="143" alt="Windows start up message" /></p> <p>39) Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete keys to login as an Administrator.</p> <p> <img src="/files/images/winsetup/winsetup22.jpg" width="416" height="218" alt="Ctrl+Alt+Delete screen" /></p> <p>40) Key in Administrator in the User name text box. Press Tab to move to the password text box and key in your password. Click OK or press ENTER.</p> <p> <img src="/files/images/winsetup/winsetup23.jpg" width="416" height="229" alt="Login screen" /></p> <p>Finish.</p> </div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" rel="dc:subject"><a href="/taxonomy/term/26" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">windows basic</a></div></div></div> Tue, 29 Jan 2008 08:46:27 +0000 jinlusuh 263 at http://basicconfig.com http://basicconfig.com/windows/install#comments Log on for the first time http://basicconfig.com/windows/basic <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p> When you successfully log on into the Windows operating system, you'll have a desktop similar like this. Don't worry if you can't see icons on the desktop. In Windows XP, you can customize your desktop which means you are free to put what icons on your desktop.</p> <p> <img src="/files/images/basic/basic01.jpg" alt="Windows desktop screen" /></p> <p>These are icons you'll see in Windows XP after it's been enabled. To enable icons in Windows XP, right-click mouse on the desktop and choose Properties. Click Desktop tab at the top and click Customize Desktop at the bottom of Properties pane. Click icons you want to be on the desktop, click Apply and then OK. These icons are the basic icons. The icons are a bit different if you are using a different version of Windows.</p> <p> <img src="/files/images/basic/basic02.jpg" alt="windows icons" /></p> <p> Your name will appear at the top of the Start menu.</p> <p> <img src="/files/images/desktop/desktop1.jpg" alt="windows desktop" /></p> <p> These are icons you'll see on Windows XP desktop. The icon below is Internet Explorer icon. Internet Explorer is a default windows web browser. If you have an internet connection, click this icon to surf internet.</p> <p> <img src="/files/images/desktop/desktop2.jpg" alt="Internet Explorer icon" /></p> <p>This is Outlook Express icon. It is located below Internet explorer when you open the Start menu. Use outlook express to read and send email messages.</p> <p> <img src="/files/images/desktop/desktop3.jpg" alt="Outlook Express icon" /></p> <p>Click <strong>All Programs</strong> to see other programs installed on your computer.</p> <p> <img src="/files/images/desktop/desktop4.jpg" alt="Other windows programs" /></p> <p>Click <strong>Log Off </strong>to exit from your current session. You can find this icon at the bottom of Start menu.</p> <p> <img src="/files/images/desktop/desktop5.jpg" alt="How to Log Off" /></p> <p>If you click <strong>Turn Off Computer,</strong> you'll see an option to stand by, turn off and restart computer. This icon is located beside Log Off icon in the Start menu.</p> <p> <img src="/files/images/desktop/desktop6.jpg" alt="Option when click on Log Off button" /></p> <p>Control Panel is a program that enables you to setup and configure windows, hardware and software. </p> <p> <img src="/files/images/desktop/desktop7.jpg" alt="Windows XP Control Panel" /></p> <p>Click Help and Support if you encounter any problem in windows.</p> <p> <img src="/files/images/desktop/desktop8.jpg" alt="Windows Help and Support" /></p> <p>Search program is a very useful program. Use Search to find folder or any kind of files in your computer.</p> <p> <img src="/files/images/desktop/desktop9.jpg" alt="Windows Search program" /></p> <p>On the right side at the bottom of the desktop, you'll find a notification area. You can check system activity and status alerts such as your network and email. There's also a digital clock</p> <p> <img src="/files/images/desktop/desktop10.jpg" alt="Programs icon on the bottom left tray" /></p> <p>You can check your currently open documents in My Recent Documents. You can open all documents from the hard disk, but not from floppy or CD-ROM.</p> <p> <img src="/files/images/desktop/desktop11.jpg" alt="Check currently open document in My Recent Documents" /></p> <p>Point your mouse to the '<strong>start</strong>' (bottom left) and click the left-click button on your mouse.</p> <p> <img src="/files/images/basic/basic03.jpg" alt="Windows Start button" /></p> <p>Now click <strong>start --&gt; Programs --&gt; Accessories --&gt; Windows Explorer</strong></p> <p> <img src="/files/images/basic/basic04.jpg" alt="Explore windows start button" /></p> <p>You can explore your computer by using 'Windows Explorer' program. The icons My Music and My Pictures is called 'folder'. Use your mouse to point on a folder and double-click to open it.</p> <p> <img src="/files/images/basic/basic05.jpg" alt="Windows explorer" /></p> </div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" rel="dc:subject"><a href="/taxonomy/term/26" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">windows basic</a></div></div></div> Tue, 29 Jan 2008 08:25:29 +0000 jinlusuh 265 at http://basicconfig.com http://basicconfig.com/windows/basic#comments Introduction to windows http://basicconfig.com/windows/introduction <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p> In this website, windows refer to the Microsoft® Windows® family. It's hard to believe if you never heard or use the windows operating system nowadays. Windows operating system (win9X, NT, 2000 Professional/Server, XP, 2003 server, Vista) is widely use by people around the world. It is a user friendly operating system with graphical user interface (GUI). That means you can do almost everything in windows by using mouse click on the icons on your desktop.</p> <p> When we look back into history, Microsoft released MS-DOS series in 1980s which is a command line user interface. If you want to know how does it feel using a computer in those days, you still can access MS-DOS now. If you are using W2k or XP, open by clicking START ? Run, and type ‘cmd’. This is MS-DOS today:</p> <p><img src="/files/images/winbasic/cmd.jpg" alt="ms-dos in windows xp" /><br />In 1990s, Microsoft released a world-shattering operating system called Windows 3.x series. Later it was upgraded to Windows 95, then Windows 98 and ME, it was one of the most used GUI operating system at that time.</p> <p> Microsoft also release Windows NT in mid 1990s featuring more advanced network support, multitasking and advanced security features. In year 2000, Microsoft once again released an operating system called Windows 2000 consists of Windows 2000 Professional, Windows 2000 Server, Windows 2000 Advanced Server and Windows 2000 Datacenter server. It was built based on Windows NT kernel with the major features to make it reliable, easy to use and maintain, and ready for the Internet.</p> <p> Windows Experienced or XP was released in 2001 and available in two versions which are Windows XP Home edition and Windows XP Professional edition. It came with completely new interface and looks, support Multilanguage and many more.</p> <p> Most people use windows to do their job such as develop programs, make databases, programming, do office works and many more. Windows operating system is a great place to start learning computer. For example, the object oriented programming in windows such as Microsoft Visual Basics and Visual C/C++ are easier for a beginner to start learning to write a computer program. Also, there are many games developed specifically for windows platform.</p> </div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" rel="dc:subject"><a href="/taxonomy/term/26" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">windows basic</a></div></div></div> Tue, 29 Jan 2008 08:21:58 +0000 jinlusuh 261 at http://basicconfig.com http://basicconfig.com/windows/introduction#comments