Microsoft OS was first introduced in 1985. Over decades a lot has changed, but what things have stayed similar? Microsoft windows have seen 9 key versions since its release in 85.
Windows 1.0 – 2.0 (1985-1992)
Introduced in 85, windows 1.0 was named due to the computing-boxes or windows that represented a fundamental aspect of the OS. Instead of typing MS DOS commands, this allowed users to point and click access the windows. In 1987, Microsoft introduced Window 2.0 that was designed for the designed for the Intel-286 processor. This version added a shortcut for keyboards, desktop-icons & enhanced graphics-support.
Windows 3.0 – 3.1 (1990–1994)
In May 1990, windows 3.0 was released offering better performance, icons, and advanced graphics with sixteen color designs for Intel-processor 386. This version is the 1st release that given a standard feels and look of Microsoft windows for several years to arrive. Microsoft released windows 3.1 in 1992.
Window-95 was released in 1995 and was a key upgrade to the Window OS. This OS was a major advancement over its precursor; Windows 95 includes many of vital internal improvements. Perhaps most vital, its supports 32bit Apps that means that Apps written specifically for this OS should run faster.
Windows 98 offers for support many of new technologies, including, AGP, FAT32, MMX, DVD, USB, and ACPI. Its most visible functions, though, is the active desktop that integrates the web browser internet Explorer with the OS.
Windows ME – (Sep 2000)
The windows ME edition was an update to the Windows-98 core and include some features of Windows-2000 OS. Windows ME also removed the Boot in DOS option.
Windows NT 31 – 4.0 (1993-1996)
Windows NT is a 32-bit OS that supports preemptive multitasking. There’re actually 2 versions of Windows NT: Windows NT server, designed to act-as a server in networks, & Windows NT workstation for stand alone.
Windows 2000 is an OS for commercial desktop& laptop-system to run software’s, connect internet and access files, network resources and printers. Microsoft introduced 4 versions of windows 2000: professional, server, advanced server and Datacenter server.
Windows XP (2001)
Windows-XP was released in Oct 2001 along with a redesigned feel and look to the user interface, the new OS is built on the previous kernel, giving the user a more stable and reliable environment than older visions. Windows-XP comes in 2 versions Professional and Home. Windows-XP is one of Microsoft’s top selling items.
Windows Vista (2006)
Windows-Vista offered advancement in reliability, performance, security, ease of deployment and manageability over XP. New in this version was capabilities to detect hardware issues before they occur, security features to protect against the new generations of threats, quick start-up time and lower power consumption of the new sleep-state.
Windows 7 (2009)
Windows-7 was released in Oct 2009 as the latest in decades old line of Windows OS and as the successor to Windows-Vista. This was released in conjunction with windows-server 2008-R2, Windows-7’s server counterpart. Enhancements and including new features multi-touch boost performance, Aero snap, support Visual HD and improved Media center and security.
Windows 8 (2012)
Windows 8 was released on 2012 and totally redesigned OS that’s been developed from the ground-up with touch screen as-well-as near instant on capabilities that enable a Windows-8 Pc to load and startup in a matter of sounds rather than in minutes and pulled off the start menu option. Windows-8 supports both ARM processors and x86 PCs.
Windows 10 (2015)
Windows-10 is Microsoft’s successor to Win-8 and Win-8.1. Windows introduced in 2015, following a technical preview, beta release of the new OS that arrived in fall 2014 & a consumer-preview beta in early 2015. Windows 10 features quick start-up, and resume, return the start menu option. If you’re still using an older OS and need help with a windows 10 upgrade contact us. We are always ready to help you.