Microsoft Corporation developed an operating system for the computer named Microsoft Windows, Windows OS, or Windows. The team created this operating system to run personal computers (PCs). At present, the windows operating system is dominated the personal computers markets, and approximately 90 percent of PCs in the world use some Windows version.
Evolution of Microsoft Windows From Windows 1 – 11
In 1985, the Microsoft Corporation released the first Windows version, and simply it was a GUI extension of the existing disk operating system of Microsoft. However, the firm introduced the subsequent versions of Microsoft Windows with greater functionality including, program manager, file manager, dynamic interface, and print manager programs. Microsoft also developed a specialized windows package, including the high-powered Windows NT, Windows for Workgroups, and business aimed software. Finally, the consumer version of Windows, Windows 95, was released in 1995, with built-in full internet support, including browser Internet Explorer and World Wide Web (WWW).
Windows XP – Windows Vista
Further, Microsoft released Windows XP in 2001, and under a single banner, it united various Windows packages and offered multiple editions for the business, consumers, numerous developers, and other users. Windows Vista in late 2006 succeeded in launching a highly successful XP standard that met the resistance of multiple marketplaces. Moreover, it quickly acquired a reputation for being a slow, extensive, and resource-consuming system.
Windows 7 – Windows 8
In 2009, Microsoft released Windows 7, and the interface of this operating system is similar to the Vista. But the improved modest system requirement and speed improvement of windows 7 were noticeable. In 2012, Microsoft offered Windows 8, and it started the screen at which the applications appeared as the grids titles. Moreover, it provided the feature of the synchronize settings ability to use their preferred settings by logging on to another machine of Microsoft Windows 8.
Microsoft released Windows 10 in 2015, and it came with Cortana. Cortana is digital personal assistance like Apple’s Siri. However, Microsoft claims that the last Microsoft Windows version would be Windows 10. The users will get the OS’s regular update, but the Microsoft Corporation will not do more large-scale revisions.
Windows 11 is a major operating system developed by Microsoft that was announced on June 24, 2021, and is the successor to Windows 10. It was released to the public on October 5, 2021. Those using genuine Windows 10 can upgrade to Windows 11 without paying a penny to Microsoft.
Windows 11 comes with significant changes, including a redesigned Start menu, replacing its “live tiles” with a separate “Widgets” panel on the taskbar, and creating tiled sets of windows that can be minimized and restored from the taskbar as a group.
The Chromium-based Microsoft Edge has replaced Internet Explorer (IE) as the default web browser, and Microsoft Teams is integrated into the Windows shell. Microsoft also announced plans to allow more flexibility in software distributed via Microsoft Store and support Android apps on Windows 11 (including a partnership with Amazon to make its app store available for the function).