What is Windows?

Microsoft Windows is a popular operating system that Microsoft developed for personal computers. It was first released on November 20, 1985, and has since become one of the world’s most widely used operating systems.

The first version of Microsoft Windows, known as Windows 1.0, was a graphical user interface (GUI) that ran on top of MS-DOS, the popular operating system developed by Microsoft. This allowed users to interact with the computer using a mouse and a graphical interface rather than entering commands at a command prompt.

Windows 1.0 was not a huge success, but it laid the groundwork for future operating system versions. In 1987, Microsoft released Windows 2.0, which introduced several new features, such as support for expanded memory and the ability to run multiple programs simultaneously.

In 1990, Microsoft released Windows 3.0, a significant update to the operating system. Windows 3.0 introduced a new user interface, improved support for hardware and peripherals, and support for virtual memory. This version of Windows was prevalent and helped establish Microsoft as a dominant player in the technology industry.

Over the years, Microsoft continued to release new versions of Windows, including Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows 10. Each new version introduced new features and improvements, and Windows became increasingly popular among consumers and businesses.

Microsoft Windows is still one of the world’s most widely used operating systems. The latest version, Windows 11, was released in 2021, and it features a modern design, improved security, and support for new technologies, such as virtual reality and touch screens.

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