Microsoft introduced Windows on November 20, 1985, as a graphical operating system shell for MS-DOS. Windows came to dominate the world’s personal computer market with over 90% market share, overtaking Mac OS. On PCs, Windows is still the most popular operating system. In 2014, Microsoft admitted losing the majority of the overall operating system market to Android.
About Microsoft Windows in brief
Microsoft introduced Windows on November 20, 1985, as a graphical operating system shell for MS-DOS. Windows came to dominate the world’s personal computer market with over 90% market share, overtaking Mac OS, which had been introduced in 1984. On PCs, Windows is still the most popular operating system. In 2014, Microsoft admitted losing the majority of the overall operating system market to Android, because of the massive growth in sales of Android smartphones. As of October 2020, the most recent version of Windows for PCs, tablets and embedded devices is Windows 10, version 20H2. Most recent version for server computers is Windows Server, version 21H1. A specialized version ofWindows also runs on the Xbox One video game console. Microsoft, the developer of Windows, has registered several trademarks, each of which denotes a family of Windows operating systems that target a specific sector of the computing industry. Active Microsoft Windows families include Windows NT and Windows IoT; these may encompass subfamilies, such as Windows 9x, Windows Mobile and Windows Phone. The term Windows collectively describes any or all of several generations of Microsoft operating system products. These products are generally categorized as follows: Windows 1.0, Windows 2. 0, Windows 3, Windows 4, Windows 5, Windows 6, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 9, Windows 10 and Windows 10 Pro. Windows 7 is the most current version of the Windows operating system, with the latest version being Windows 8.1 (version 8.3).
Windows 8 is the latest Windows version, with version 8.0 (version 7.0) being the latest and latest. Windows 10 (version 10.1) is the newest and latest version of Microsoft’s operating system for tablets, smartphones and desktops, with versions 8.2 (version 9.2) and 9.3 (version 11.3) in the pipeline. Windows 8 (version 12.0), Windows 9 (version 13) and Windows 11 (version 14) are the latest versions of the operating system to be released. Windows 11.1 is the current version for tablets and smartphones, and will be the next version for smartphones and tablets. It will also be the first Windows version to run on tablets and tablets with touchscreens. It is the first version to include touch-screen capabilities. It was released in October 2007. It runs in real mode but can make use of the high memory area of the Intel 8086 and Intel 80286 processors. It can multitask several DOS programs and the paged memory model to emulate expanded memory using available extended memory. Windows 286, in spite of its name, runs on both Intel 8088 and Intel 8th generation processors. Windows386 uses the virtual 8086 mode of theIntel 80386 to multitask applications. Windows 5.0 was released on October 1, 2008. It features several improvements to the user interface and memory management. Windows 6.0 is the last version to feature the tiled window design.