As information begins to emerge about windows 9, and the venerable windows xp finally approaches the end of its extended support lifetime, we examine the long and complex history of microsoft's operating system. On november 10, 1983, at the plaza hotel in new york city, microsoft corporation formally announced microsoft windows, a next-generation operating system that would provide a graphical user interface (gui) and a multitasking environment for ibm computers. With windows development, bill gates, paul allen and steve ballmer had begun perhaps the single-most influential collaboration in computer software history the windows os has always had competition, some of which has been free, and some of which has had an edge in style however, no other operating system is as. 1990, microsoft windows 30 was released may, 22 1990 microsoft windows 30 full version was priced at $14995 and the upgrade version was priced at $7995 1991, following its decision not to develop operating systems cooperatively with ibm, microsoft changes the name of os/2 to windows nt. Hi,spiderowych asked the windows forum why microsoft gave their operating system such a simple, one-word name microsoft has inconsistently followed a marketing strategy of using basic, descriptive, one-word names word is an excellent example so.
Microsoft's a history of windows web page traces the evolution of the windows operating system beginning with version windows 10 in 1983 the company originally named it “interface manager,” but changed the name to windows later october 25, 2001 saw the release of windows xp, a more advanced os that. Though no longer readily available to buy, it continues to cast a long shadow over the pc industry: even now, a slim majority of desktop users are still using the operating system windows xp didn't boast exciting new features or radical changes, but it was nonetheless a pivotal moment in microsoft's history. Nickster productions presents the history of microsoft's line of windows operating systems this video aims to show the timeline and development of windows op. Today marks the 30th anniversary of arguably the single most important release in the history of the personal computer – windows 10 as windows nears its fourth decade, it does so at a pivotal time for the company as microsoft looks to repeat the glory days when it could turn up more-than-fashionably late.
Evolution of windows os- windows operating system was launched in 1985 by microsoft and since then it has been the most popular and user friendly os windows xp, one of the best-selling products ever in the history of microsoft, was launched on october 25 2001 in 25 languages the layout and the look of the. Windows 10 november 1985 when it first came out, microsoft windows was far from the complete operating system that we know now: it was merely an operating environment for ms-dos and it was almost going to be named interface manager however, although still very basic, it already contained a host of. The world's most popular operating system that first launched in the form of microsoft windows 10 in november of 1985 in the years after that, it quickly became ubiquitous in the world of computing today, windows is used all over the world in dozens of different languages following is a brief look at the different versions.
The version api helper functions are used to determine the version of the operating system that is currently running for more information, see getting the system version. 25 microsoft windows overview in this section, we provide an overview of microsoft windows history the story of windows begins with a very different operating system, developed by microsoft for the first ibm personal computer and referred to as ms-dos or pc-dos the initial version dos 10, was released in.
The windows name came from the fact that the new operating system, windows 10, had windows a user could interact with in the gui the “windows” name carries through all the way to current operating system and the number or name following “windows” is how you can tell what version of windows.
The understanding windows series begins with a history of windows operating system, investigating the development of windows from a simple ms-dos based file manager with a graphical user interface to the amazing os we know today. In 1995, the release of windows 95 with the pentium processor was another big threat to apple, and they started the macintosh clone program in order to compete this program licensed the mac operating system for use on other machines, which made it possible for window users to purchase the mac os for use on their. If you are familiar with windows but not with the journey of how it has taken shape then here is a history of windows operating system. A history of microsoft's windows operating system, from the first to windows 10.