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The History of Windows

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James Deveney

on 29 January 2014

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When It Began
It started in 1975 with the creation of Microsoft by both Bill Gates, and Paul Allen they started small, and not well known but they still had a vision to see every house with a computer of it's own.
During 1980 Bill Gates, And Paul Allen Hired Steve Ballmer a former Harvared classmate and they where reached out by IBM for a project witch was code named "Chess." In response the Microsoft team at the time began the creation of a new operating system by the name of "MS-DOS" the operating system manages computer hardware and is still in use today in most home and business computers.
Windows 1.0
During 1982-1985 microsoft created the 1.0 version of microsoft windows witch was released to the public in an announcement they also included windows into this version witch was a completely new idea at that time seeing as they mainly used a Command Prompt style before that.
Windows 2.0
On December 9, 1987 Microsoft releases a more user friendly version of windows that has expanded memory, Icons, and can overlap windows this is version 2.0.
The History of Windows
Image of Bill Gates, and Paul Allen, Microsoft, 28 Jan 2014
Ballmer, Steve. Photograph. Britannica Online for Kids. Web. 28 Jan. 2014. <http://kids.britannica.com/comptons/art-165738>.
Windows 1.0 Desktop, Microsoft, 28 Jan 2014
In 1988, Microsoft became the world’s largest PC software company based on sales. Computers where starting to become a part of daily life for some office workers.
Windows 2.0, Microsoft, 28 Jan 2014 http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/history#T1=era2
Windows 3.0
On May 22, 1990 Microsoft announces Windows 3.0 followed by Windows 3.1 in 1992. together they sell 10 million copies in their first two years making this the most widely used Windows operating system yet the scale of this success causes Microsoft to review earlier plans Virtual Memory improves visual graphics by 1990 windows starts to look like what we know today as windows 7
Windows 3.0, Microsoft, 28 Jan 2014 http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/history#T1=era3
Windows 95
August 24, 1995 Windows 95 is released and sells a record breaking 7 million copies in the first five weeks of it's release. This was the era of fax/modems, email, the new online world, etc. Windows 95 had built-in Internet support, dial-up networking, and new LAN capabilities that make it easy to install hardware and software. The 32-bit operating system also offered enhanced multimedia capabilities.
Windows 95, Microsoft, 28 Jan 2014 http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/history#T1=era4
Windows 98
June 25, 1998 Windows 98 comes to the world with the buyer in mind the make the User interface much more simple and easy to navigate through the Windows 98 operating system was described as a operating system that "Works Better, Plays Better"
this version of windows also provided support for not only DVD's but also the USB and another new neat thing about the 98 version is the quick launch bar for quick searching things of interest
Windows 98, Microsoft, 28 Jan 2014 http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/history#T1=era5
Windows XP
October 25, 2001 Windows XP is released with a redesigned look and feel that is centered on usability and better Help and Support center it was available in 25 languages From the mid-1970s until the release of Windows XP about 1 billion PCs where shipped worldwide.
Windows XP Home Edition offers a clean yet simplified visual design that makes frequently used features more accessible designed specificly for home use Windows XP offered a wide list of enhancements like the Network Setup Wizard, Windows Media Player, Windows Movie Maker, and more.
Windows XP, Microsoft, 28 Jan 2014 http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/history#T1=era6
Windows Vista
Windows Vista was released in 2006 User Account Control helped prevent potentially harmful software from making any changes to your computer In Windows Vista Ultimate BitLocker Drive Encryption provides better data protection for your computer. Windows Vista also features enhancements to Windows Media Player as more and more people come to see their PCs as main locations for their media Here you can watch television view and send photographs and even edit videos
Windows Vista, Microsoft, 28 Jan 2014 http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/history#T1=era7
Windows 7
Windows 7 is released for the wireless world in 2009 while Laptops are outselling desktops and it's become common to connect to public wireless hotspots anywhere even at private networks in the home.

Windows 7 includes new ways to work with windows like Snap, Peek, and Shake that improves the look and feel of windows It also marks the debut of Windows Touch which lets touchscreen users browse the web, flip through photos and open files and folders with just a tap of a finger
Windows 7, Microsoft, 28 Jan 2014 http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/history#T1=era8
Windows 8
Windows 8 is a reimagined operating system, from the chipset to the user experience, and introduces a totally new interface that works smoothly for both touch and mouse and keyboard. It functions as both a tablet for entertainment and a full-featured PC for getting things done. Windows 8 also includes enhancements of the familiar Windows desktop, with a new taskbar and streamlined file management.

Windows 8 features a Start screen with tiles that connect to people, files, apps, and websites. Apps are front and center, with access to a new place to get apps—the Windows Store—built right in to the Start screen.
Windows 7, Microsoft, 28 Jan 2014 http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/history#T1=era8
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