Microsoft Windows History

Windows 1.01 The Microsoft Windows 1.01 boot up screen. The Windows 1.01 is a 16-bit graphical operating environment that was released on 20 November 1985[1]. It was Microsoft's first attempt to implement a multi-tasking graphical user interface-based operating environment on the PC platform. Windows 1.0 was the first version of Windows launched.  


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the Microsoft Windows 2.03 setup program, running on a MS-DOS 5.0 operating system. The most modern graphic card was still a EGA (Enhanced graphic adapter) with more than 64 KByte RAM, capable to display 64 colours on a 640*350 pixel resolution.



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Windows 3.0

The Windows 3.0 is the third major release of Microsoft Windows, and was released on 22 May 1990. It became the first widely successful version of Windows and a rival to Apple Macintosh and the Commodore Amiga on the Graphical user interface front. It was followed by Windows 3.1.


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Windows NT  3.0

The Windows NT 3.1 is the first release of Microsoft's Windows NT line of server and business desktop operating systems, and was released to manufacturing on 27 July 1993. The version number was chosen to match the one of Windows 3.1, the then-latest operating environment from Microsoft, on account of the similar visual appearance of the user interface.



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Windows 95

The Windows 95 is a consumer-oriented graphical user interface-based operating system. It was released on August 24, 1995 by Microsoft,[2] and was a significant progression from the company's previous Windows products. During development it was referred to as Windows 4.0 or by the internal codename Chicago.  

Windows 95

[caption id="attachment_370" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Windows95"]Windows95[/caption] Windows 98 The Windows 98 (codenamed Memphis) is a graphical operating system by Microsoft. It is the second major release in the Windows 9x line of operating systems. It was released to manufacturing on 15 May 1998 and to retail on 25 June 1998. Windows 98 is the successor to Windows 95.


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Windows 2000

The Windows 2000 is a line of operating systems produced by Microsoft for use on personal computers, business desktops, laptops, and servers. Released on 17 February 2000,[3] it is the successor to Windows NT 4.0, and is the final release of Microsoft Windows to display the "Windows NT" designation


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Windows XP

The Windows XP is an operating system that was produced by Microsoft for use on personal computers, including home and business desktops, laptops, and media centers. It was first released to computer manufacturers on August 24, 2001,[3] and is the most popular version of Windows, based on installed user base. The name "XP" is short for "eXPerience".


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Windows Server 2003

The Windows Server 2003 (sometimes referred to as Win2K3) is a server operating system produced by Microsoft, introduced on 24 April 2003. An updated version, Windows Server 2003 R2, was released to manufacturing on 6 December 2005. Its successor, Windows Server 2008, was released on 4 February 2008.

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Windows Vista

The Windows Vista is an operating system released in several variations developed by Microsoft for use on personal computers, including home and business desktops, laptops, tablet PCs, and media center PCs. Prior to its announcement on July 22, 2005, Windows Vista was known by its codename "Longhorn".

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Windows Vienna and  Windows 7

Blackcomb was renamed Vienna in early 2006 and again Windows 7 in 2007.Windows 7 is the latest release of Microsoft Windows, a series of operating systems produced by Microsoft for use on personal computers, including home and business desktops, laptops, netbooks, tablet PCs, and media center PCs.[5] Windows 7 was released to manufacturing on July 22, 2009,[6] and reached general retail availability on October 22, 2009,[7] less than three years after the release of its predecessor, Windows Vista. Windows 7's server counterpart, Windows Server 2008 R2, was released at the same time.

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