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Microsoft Operating Systems: A history

Focuses on DOS and Windows operating systems. Useless for iOS and other Unix-Based OSs

James Ah Yong

on 17 September 2013

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Transcript of Microsoft Operating Systems: A history

Fun Facts!!!
Microsoft Windows 3, was so desperate, that they even included a game in their pre-installed programs list, Reversi
Fun Fact #2
Windows 95 came with Office free!!! Now Office can cost up to 80 bucks. For Windows 7 and 8
DOS Operating Systems
These operating systems are based on 86-DOS.
Windows OS
Originally named "Interface Manager, Windows has become one of the most popular Operating Systems in history.
Timeline of Windows Operating Systems
parents and other helpful resources
Microsoft Operating Systems
The first DOS
86-DOS was made by a non-Microsoft Company, Seattle Computer Products. It was basically Command Prompt Command Prompt is when you type in commands and that. Use this link to download 86-DOS. Link goes to SkyDrive
86-DOS was basically a command prompt with 8 commands. Some of these commands were "copy", "erase" and "dir"
A history
The Next One
MS-DOS or Microsoft Disk Operating System, succeeded 86-DOS when Microsoft bought 86-DOS. They bought it because they thought it would be a good investment (and it was)(and it wasn't)
MS-DOS Connections
MS-DOS was based of 86-Dos, and DOS 1.0 was almost identical
The first couple versions of DOS were pretty much bug-fixers. So many problems with DOS.
DOS 2, and 3.0
The big upgrades
Dos 2 and 3 were really big upgrades. They were significant as they added many important features and other fun stuff like Easter eggs.
DOS 4.0
PS: This is DOS 2.10
Hit enter twice.
Type: recover easteregg
Press Ctrl+W
It says: Chris Peters helped with the new dos!
Microsoft rules ok
DOS 4.0 was mainly an upgrade for changing people to like OS/2 (Microsoft trying to kick people off their own OS???). But it still had some cool stuff like multitasking (like an iPad-more-than-one-app-like-feature)
There are eastereggs in this Prezi
DYK: DOS was so simple yet so boring...
The dawn of Windows
After MS-DOS, Microsoft came up with a new idea for a operating system. Codenamed Interface Manager (talk 'bout boring names), this was soon to be renamed WINDOWS, the most popular operating system today.
Windows Beginnings
When it started, Windows was real boring. Really. You couldn't overlap, only 4 windows at once and barely any programs that were useful.
Windows 1 was so unpopular that Microsoft thought it would flunk. Until Windows 3.1. That changed it all.
Windows 3.1 The big upgrade
Windows 3.1 was when most people got onto Windows. It was the next biggest thing to Windows XP. You could overlap windows and everything. Nicknamed "Windows for Workgroups", it was a great commercial success (compare with ME).
Windows 9x Series
Windows 95
Windows 95 was so obviously released in you guessed it, 1995 It was the first Windows in the 9x series, or 4.x (following 3.2) it was a very significant upgrade and almost every tech genius remembers it (not me).
This game is called "Hover" and is included with Win95. It is sort of like that flag game in MarioKart.
Windows 98
Windows 98 was released in you guessed it again, 1998. It really was not much. Nothing big. Just redesigning the interface
This was the second Windows in the 9x series and the middle one
The very first start button was included in Windows 95
Windows ME or Millennium Edition, was released in... can you guess??? It was an absolute commercial flunk. It was basically Windows 98 all over again. Just bug-fixers. And it supported USBs for the 1st time
School OS
Windows XP was one big upgrade. Released in 2001, it redesigned everything. Including the color scheme. From grey to cool blue. And the windows were more curvy. This is what we use in school.
It was released in 2000
Windows Vista redesigned the visual part of Windows just like XP.
What XP stood for.
All on security
Windows Vista has the best security for any operating system to this day! You'd think it would be Windows 8.
Vista Fun Facts
Considered Windows 6.0
Used same logo as XP (5.0)
Added Microsoft Account Login option. Kind of like our student accounts
This was the 7th version of Windows, released in 2009. It added that function to see the window from the taskbar.
Xbox 360
Internet Explorer
Visual Studio
Microsoft's Gaming System
Microsoft's Version of an iPod
Microsoft's Cloud System
Word, PowerPoint, Excel etc.
Or is it???
Program Writer
Windows 8 is the latest version of windows. It includes a full-screen start menu and other cool features.
Windows 8.1
The future (i.e. a couple of months)
After numerous complaints, Microsoft decided that, in Windows 8.1, that they would let the 20 year old "Start" button back on the interface. Also added new multitask features and BYOD enhancements.
Start Button: previously removed in Windows 8
Very hard to use
Windows Starts up with Version 1.0
Windows 9x boosts off with Win95
Windows XP comes to be for the first time.
Windows 8 comes out, with that new start screen and other improvements
Don't forget the new Windows 8.1!!!!!
Hi! You found an Easter Egg! Teehee! Must have took you a while! :P
For a mac prezi, please wait and check this Easter egg every day. I will post one soon enough. When I do, the link will replace this box
It became Windows
It had a bunch of bugs at first
Win 9x
Win 1, 2 and 3
Win Vista and 7
Win 8
As you know, computers are not just operating systems. This PDF handles the size of CPUs nowadays.
And this one deals with types of chips.
That FF in my PowerPoint
Redrawn for visibility
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