What is Microsoft Windows?
It is an operating system which has been designed and marketed by Microsoft Corporation. Like any other OS, Windows turns our computer user-friendly by offering a graphical display and organized information. This OS makes use of tools and icons which simplifies the multifaceted operations carried out by the computers. One of the features of Windows is that it allows the users to perform multiple graphical applications at a time with the help of multitasking. It also permits to run applications which are larger than the available memory. As per the survey records we find that around 90% of the PCs uses Windows as their OS which was introduced in 1985 and in this present scenario we find it in almost every other house.
The earlier versions of Windows
If I talk about the history of windows it dates back to 1981, when a computer scientist named Chase Bishop discovered the first ever model of and electronic gadget and project ‘Interface Manager” was born. It was launched in 1983 under the name of “Windows”. The early editions of Windows ran on MS-Dos.
Windows 1.0 was next released in November 1985 which could not attain much popularity as it was not a complete OS.
It did not support overlapping Windows.
Then in December 1987 Windows 2.0 was released which had comparatively gained better popularity. There were certain upgradations in this version on memory management and user interface. It also introduced the overlapping windows and keyboard shortcuts. In the coming years a number of other versions came up each of which replaced the previous edition.
Five popular Microsoft products
As per a survey conducted, the five most popular products of Microsoft Windows as per the rating of the business partners of Microsoft are;
1) Windows server – This product is the most popular of the lot. It is basically the foundation of all major back-office deployment projects.
2) Microsoft Office – The survey results says that it is the most appreciated product which has been voted as important by 53% the partners.
3) Windows Client – It is the base of all types of Microsoft business and is truly very significant.
4) SQL Server – It has been seen that it is practically impossible to install a Microsoft-based solution without incorporating this database.
5) Exchange Server – This is Microsoft’s email server and brings in huge business for the partners.
So as a partner of Microsoft Windows I would say that its products have actually taken up a huge share of the market and hopefully will keep flourishing its business in the near future too.