What is Windows? Features and Categories of Microsoft Windows

Microsoft Windows is the most-used operating system of computers in the world. We can define an operating system as the software used to enable the computer work and to manage programs and functions on the computer.

An operating system is a software of the system to control the software and hardware resources of a computer. Here, we discussed the windows updates, features, and categories along with key benefits of Microsoft Windows recently.

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So now you have to update to windows 10 before notice immediately. This is the final Windows version from Microsoft. If you are interested to know about the versions of Windows, I write one article on the Windows Evolution.

You can refer. Every version is having the special optional features of Windows. This Windows version has the latest features which are helpful to everyone from user to developer.

History of Microsoft Windows

What are the features of the windows? The operating system offers the computer with some shared services. An Operating System is a program that works as an interface between the computer hardware and the user and controls the functioning of all the tasks of the computer.

Windows is an operating system that is a combination of programs that controls a personal computer. Microsoft Windows evolution started back in 1983 and continued till 2019.

Microsoft Corporation produced MS Windows in 1985 by Microsoft and has been updated regularly with revolutionary windows features. It is providing computer users more convenience in operating multiple tasks.

This feature of enabling users to perform multiple tasks has made Windows a Stand-Out OS. Personal computers were used to be operated by some text commands before the invention of the Windows operating system.

A revolutionary change in windows features has been taken place in RAM, Processors, etc after the emergence of Windows,

Microsoft Windows enables multiple viewing systems by using a graphical user interface. We can maximize, close and minimize Windows.

We can open multiple windows at the same time on the display screen of our computer using this new Windows operating system.  These windows have a unique feature of mutual interaction with one another.

Windows, introduced by Microsoft, is a family of several graphical operating systems. The very first advantage with Windows is we need not memorize the commands of the DOS command line.

We can navigate through dialogue boxes, tabs, menus, buttons using the Mouse. Windows Operating System is named like that because it has the unique new features of allowing multiple tasks using multiple windows simultaneously. 

If the Windows may be missing other important updates hardware or software issues, it will be released with their feature updates to windows functions normally.

Windows Features and Benefits

Microsoft Windows operating system allows the users to have an interaction with the computer the input devices like mouse, microphone keyboard, etc. What are the basic features available in Windows 10 and the key benefits of Microsoft Windows? 

  • Windows OS enables the user to control data storage. 
  • We can share the memory of the computer among various activities of the computer.
  • MS Windows OS always cautions the user about errors. It instructs the user what to do to troubleshoot the issue.
  • We can perform multiple activities with this operating system by opening multiple windows at the same time. 
  • Windows operating system offers multi-Lingual Support. We can change the language of the Keyboard and the Language of the interface. 
  • Windows provides more security and more power to Computers. 
  • Latest windows technology provides faster processors, start-ups and data Transfers.

1. Types of Windows and new features

  •  Layered Windows 
  • Pop-Up Windows 
  • Overlapped Windows 
  • Child Windows

2. Types of Operating Systems

  • Single and Multi-tasking Operating systems Example: Linux, Windows NT, Win 9X 
  • Single and Multi-user operating systems
  • Distributed Operating systems
  •  Template Operating systems
  •  Embedded operating system. Windows CE, Minix 3
  • Real-Time Operating system
  • Library Operating system.

Microsoft Windows Family

S.No.Windows VersionDate of Release
1 Window 1.0 November 20, 1985
2 Window 2.0 December 9, 1987
3 Window 3.0 May 1990
4 Window 3.01x April 1992
5 Windows NT 3.x 27 July 1993
6 Windows 95 August 24, 1995
7 Windows NT 4.0 24 August 1996
8 Windows 98 June 25, 1998
9 Windows 2000
February 17, 2000
10Windows Me 14th September 2000
11 Windows XP 24 August 2001
12 Windows Server 2003 24 April 2003
13 Windows Vista 30th November 2006
14 Windows 7 22 July 2009
15 Windows 8 October 17, 2013
16 Windows 10 29 July 2015
17 Windows Server 2016 September 26, 2016
18 Windows Server 2019 2 October 2018

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