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  1. Microsoft Windows - Wikipedia

    The history of Windows dates back to 1981 when Microsoft started work on a program called "Interface Manager". It was announced in November 1983 (after the Apple Lisa, but before the Macintosh) under the name "Windows", but Windows 1.0 was not released until November 1985.

    • November 20, 1985; 34 years ago, as version 1.0 (unsupported)
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  2. List of Microsoft Windows versions - Wikipedia

    Windows Odyssey – a version intended to be an update to the Microsoft Windows NT 5.x codebase. The teams working on Neptune and Odyssey combined to work on Windows XP. Windows Mobile 7 or Photon - originally a successor of Windows Mobile, it had been scrapped for Windows Phone 7 with Metro UI.

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  4. Microsoft - Wikipedia

    Microsoft Corporation (/ ˈ m aɪ k r oʊ s ɒ f t / MY-kroh-soft) is an American multinational technology company with headquarters in Redmond, Washington.It develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells computer software, consumer electronics, personal computers, and related services.

  5. Microsoft Windows - Simple English Wikipedia, the free ...

    Microsoft Windows is an operating system for computers made by the United States-based company Microsoft. Windows is used by almost 90% of desktop and laptop computers.

  6. Microsoft Windows version history - Wikipedia

    The first independent version of Microsoft Windows, version 1.0, released on November 20, 1985, achieved little popularity. The project was briefly codenamed "Interface Manager" before the windowing system was implemented - contrary to popular belief that it was the original name for Windows and Rowland Hanson, the head of marketing at Microsoft, convinced the company that the name Windows ...

  7. Windows 10 - Wikipedia

    On Windows 10, Microsoft Store serves as a unified storefront for apps, video content, and ebooks. Windows 10 also allows web apps and desktop software (using either Win32 or .NET Framework) to be packaged for distribution on Microsoft Store. Desktop software distributed through Windows Store is packaged using the App-V system to allow sandboxing.

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    There have been many versions of Windows since its introduction in 1985, ranging from 16-bit to 64-bit, for both client and server applications.

    The most obvious feature of Windows is a window, or a container for other graphical objects. A Window in Microsoft Windows typically contains a status bar, title bar, minimize and maximize buttons, close button, and system menu (also called the windows menu or control menu). Another prominent feature since Windows 95 and NT 4.0 is the desktop, which holds various icons that the user can double-click to open. The Start Button and Start Menu, attached to the taskbar and typically below the desktop, gives users access to installed programs and many of the other features of the operating system. Due to these and features, Windows makes it possible to perform most common tasks, some quite complex, with very little computer knowledge. Windows also comes with features to help the disabled through its accessibility options. Under Windows XP, these features include the Narrator, Magnifier and contrast display mode.

    Widespread Usage

    Microsoft Windows is installed on the vast majority of personal computers. A July 2005 poll of Network Computing magazine readers found that 90% of their organizations used Microsoft's desktop operating systems . It has achieved enormous market penetration due to the domination of MS-DOS in the early days of PC compatible computers (IBM PC clones). It is also the primary platform for Microsoft Officeand most non-console computer games. The widespread use of Microsoft's operating system has be...

    Security has been a major weakness of Windows for many years, and even Microsoft itself has been the victim of cracks and hacks . Due to the widespread usage of Windows on personal computers, many crackers (also known as black hat hackers) have targeted Windows rather than the lesser used operating systems such as Linux, Unix, Mac OS X, and FreeBSD. Some believe that due being designed for security in a multi-user and/or networked environment some other operating systems have a relatively small number of security issues. Windows was originally designed for ease-of-use on a single-user PC without a network connection, and did not have security features built in from the outset. Combined with occasionally flawed code (such as buffer overflows), Windows is a continuous target of worms and virus writers. Furthermore, until Service Pack 2 of Windows XP most versions of Windows were shipped with important security features disabled by default, and vulnerable albeit useful system services...

    ↑ "The Unusual History of Microsoft Windows". Retrieved April 22, 2007.
    ↑ Keizer, Gregg (July 14, 2014). "Microsoft gets real, admits its device share is just 14%". IDG. Archived from the original on August 21, 2016.
    ↑ "Xbox One Architecture Finally Explained - Runs OS 'Virtually Indistinguishable' from Windows 8". WCCFtech. Archived from the original on September 6, 2015.


    1. Microsoft's Official Windows Website 2. Official Promotional Website ( 3. Windows history time line from Microsoft

    Tips and documentation

    1. How to run multiple versions of Windows on one PC 2. Tech-Recipes Windows Guide– listing of almost 500 Windows Tutorials 3. The Windows Documentation Project (wiki) 4. Securing Microsoft Windows (for Home and Small Business Users) 5. Symantec Anti-Virus Research Center– excellent informational security resource, and Symantec are makers of Norton Anti-Virus (third party software sold separately). 6. dotwhat? - File Extension Listing– a huge listing of file extensions and the programs that u...

    Programming Microsoft Windows

    1. Microsoft Development Network for programming Microsoft Windows 2. Windows API tutorialin C++

  9. Microsoft Windows – Wikipédia, a enciclopédia livre

    Microsoft Windows (ou simplesmente Windows) é uma família de sistemas operacionais desenvolvidos, comercializados e vendidos pela Microsoft. É constituída por várias famílias de sistemas operacionais, cada qual atendendo a um determinado setor da indústria da computação, sendo que o sistema geralmente é associado com a arquitetura IBM PC compatível.

    • 20 de novembro de 1985; há 34 anos
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  10. Microsoft Windows – Wikipedie

    Windows je v informatice označení pro několik různých operačních systémů od firmy Microsoft.Všechny mají grafické uživatelské rozhraní, avšak liší se použitým jádrem systému, úrovní podpory multitaskingu (současného běhu více úloh najednou) i používanými knihovnami a účelem použití.

  11. Microsoft Windows – Wikipedia tiếng Việt

    Microsoft Windows (hoặc đơn giản là Windows) là tên của một họ hệ điều hành dựa trên giao diện người dùng đồ hoạ được phát triển và được phân phối bởi Microsoft. Nó bao gồm một vài các dòng hệ điều hành, mỗi trong số đó phục vụ một phần nhất định của ngành ...