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History Of Microsoft Windows And It's Evolution And New Windows 8.1 Features Preview

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History Of Microsoft Windows And it's Evolution And New Windows 8.1 Features Preview

In 1983, Microsoft announced the development of Windows, a graphical user interface (GUI) for its own operating system (MS-DOS), which had shipped for IBM PC and compatible computers since 1981. The product line has changed from a GUI product to a modern operating system over two families of design, each with its own codebase and default file system.

The 3.x and 4.x family includes Windows 3.0, Windows 3.1x, Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows ME. Windows for Workgroups 3.11 added 32-bit networking and 32-bit disk access. Windows 95 added additional 32-bit capabilities (however, MS-DOS, some of the kernel, and supplementary utilities such as Disk Defragment remained 16-bit) and implemented a new object oriented user interface, elements of which are still used today.

The Windows NT family started with Windows NT 3.1 in 1993. Modern Windows operating system versions are based on the newer Windows NT kernel that was originally intended for OS/2. Windows runs on IA-32, x86-64, and ARM processors.[1] Earlier versions also ran on the i860, Alpha, MIPS, Fairchild, Clipper, PowerPC, and Itanium architectures. Some work was done to port it to the SPARC architecture.

With Windows NT 4.0 in 1996, the shell changed from Program Manager to Windows Explorer.

Version History :

Windows 1.0 and Windows 2.0

Success with Windows 3.0

A step sideways: OS/2

Windows 3.1 and NT 3.x

Windows 95
Windows 95 - original release
Windows 95 A - included Windows 95 OSR1 slipstreamed into the installation.
Windows 95 B - (OSR2) included several major enhancements,
Internet Explorer (IE) 3.0 and full FAT32 file system support.
Windows 95 B USB - (OSR2.1) included basic USB support.
Windows 95 C - (OSR2.5) included all the above features, plus IE 4.0. This was the last 95 version produced.

Windows NT 4.0
Windows NT 4.0 Workstation
Windows NT 4.0 Server
Windows NT 4.0 Server, Enterprise Edition (includes support for 8-way SMP and clustering)
Windows NT 4.0 Terminal Server

Windows 98

Windows 2000
Windows 2000 Professional
Windows 2000 Server
Windows 2000 Advanced Server
Windows 2000 Datacenter Server
Windows Millennium Edition (Me)
Windows XP x64 and Server 2003 x64 Editions
Windows Server 2003 R2

Windows Home Server

Windows Vista
Starter (only available in developing countries)
Home Basic
Home Premium

Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows Web Server 2008 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows Storage Server 2008 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows Small Business Server 2008 (64-bit only)

Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2
Starter (available worldwide)
Home Basic
Home Premium

Windows Home Server 2011

Windows Thin PC

Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012
Windows 8
Windows 8 Pro
Windows RT (only pre-installed on ARM tablets)
Windows 8 Enterprise
Windows 8.1


Original line

Windows 1.0
Windows 2.0
Windows 2.1 (Windows/286 and Windows/386)
Windows 3.0
Windows 3.1 (with a respective Windows for Workgroups release)
Windows 3.11 (also with a respective Windows for Workgroups release)
Windows 3.2 (a minor update to 3.1 for Simplified Chinese support)

Windows 9x

Windows 95 (version 4.0)
Windows 98 and Windows 98 SE (version 4.1)
Windows ME (version 4.9)

Windows NT

Windows NT 3.1
Windows NT 3.5
Windows NT 3.51
Windows NT 4.0
Windows 2000 (NT version 5.0)
Windows XP and Windows Fundamentals for Legacy PCs (NT version 5.1)
Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP Professional x64 Edition (NT version 5.2)
Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 (NT version 6.0)
Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 (NT version 6.1)
Windows 8, Windows RT and Windows Server 2012 (NT version 6.2)[33]
Windows 8.1 (NT version 6.3)

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