Introduction to windows

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.

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:

ms-dos in windows xp
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.

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.

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.

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.

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