Windows os: Microsoft Windows, commonly known as Windows, is a group of several proprietary graphical operating system families, all developed and marketed by Microsoft. Each family caters to a certain sector of the computing industry.
Active Microsoft Windows families include Windows NT and Windows IoT; These may include subspecies, (such as Windows Server or Windows Embedded Compact) (Windows CE). Distracted Microsoft Windows families include Windows 9x, Windows Mobile and Windows Phone.
Microsoft on 20 November 1985 introduced an operating environment called Windows as a graphical operating system shell for MS-DOS in response to the growing interest in graphical user interfaces (GUIs).
Microsoft Windows, with a 90% market share, dominated the personal computer (PC) market in the world, overtaking the Mac OS, which was introduced in the 19th century.
Apple saw Windows as an unfair encroachment on their innovation in GUI development, as applied to products such as Lisa and Mackintosh (eventually settled in court in favor of Microsoft in 1993). On PC, Windows is still the most popular operating system.
However, in 2014, Microsoft lost the majority of the overall operating system market for Android due to the huge increase in Android smartphone sales, .
In 2014, the number of Windows devices sold was less than 25% of Android devices sold. This comparison, however, may not be entirely relevant, as the two operating systems traditionally target different platforms. Nevertheless, the numbers for server usage of Windows (which are comparable to competitors) show a third market share, for end-user use.
Official Website:- microsoft.com
As of October 2020, the most recent version of Windows for PCs, tablets and embedded devices is Windows 10, version 20H2. The most recent version for server computers is Windows Server, version 20 H2. A special edition of Windows also runs on Xbox One video game consoles
Windows os Early Versions
- Windows 3.x
- Windows 9x
- Windows NT
- Windows XP
- Windows Vista
- Windows 7
- Windows 8 and 8.1
- Windows 10
- Windows CE
- Xbox OS