Windows Operating System

Those of you who are reading this article via a computer, not a Mac or MacBook, will almost certainly have the Windows operating system running your machine. Net Applications, an analytical company that specialises in analysing computer users’ behaviours and patterns, released figures in July 2017 that showed computer operating different versions of the Windows operating system accounted for almost 90 percent of all computers in the world; the exact figure was 88.40 percent. Although hugely popular in desktop and laptop computers, Windows has failed to break into the highly profitable mobile. The same Net Applications report in July 2017 showed only 0.12 percent of people who accessed the internet via a mobile device did so via a Windows operating system; this market is heavily dominated by Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android. Windows Operating System Is Born Microsoft began working on the first ever edition of Windows back in 1981 when it announced it was making a program called Interface Manager. The company made an official announcement in November 1983 but did not launch what would become Windows 1.0 until two years later. The older versions of Windows were MS-DOS based and while advanced for their time, were primitive compared to the Windows that we have come to know and love today. Windows 95 launched on August 1995 was the first version of Microsoft’s operating system to support long...

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