Windows Operating Systems
by: Emmanuel Point Du Jour
what is windows operating systems
response to the growing number of graphical user interfaces or GUIs. Microsoft created a software to better navigate and control different parts of the hardware in the computer.to sum it up microsoft windows operating system was developed to run on personal compters and was the first to feature a graphical user interface or (GUI).
How many operating systems has Microsoft made
welcome to windows operating system 1.0
the Microsoft windows line. this was really the first time the public ever saw something quite like this, so they were very interested which lead to massive profits. windows 1.0 ran a graphical , 16-bit multitasking shell on top of an existing Ms-DOS installation allowing an environment which can run graphical programs designed for Windows, as well as existing MS-DOS software. windows 1.0 was very limited which lead applications have to go to the bare hardware or sometimes just to the BIOS to get work done.on the other hand it did provide programs such as calculator,calendar,clipboard,notepad,paint,and write. so as you can imagine it was very useful to people in 1985.
windows 2000 and ME
operating systems that were a turning point
windows 98 was a major turning point because it as the first os that included the new generation hardware such as USBs and DVDs. windows 98 provided and improved a border range of support for ide SCSI drives and drive controls, floppy drive,and all other classes of hardware. many things that were included in the version would be used as a model for future versions of windows.
this version of windows stood out because of one feature that would e carried out in all future versions of windows. Direct X enabled features in 3D gaming that openGL had trouble keeping up with at times. Future versions of Windows would be compared to XP for gaming performance for some time.this transition from dos gaming would later be improved upon leading to the game industry for computers, which are worth billions.
this was also an important stepping stone for windows os because of its speed. Windows 7 had the visuals of Vista with better start up and program speed.Windows 7 had faster boot times, and new user interfaces.With true 64-bit support and an increasing separation in Direct X features that were not implemented in XP, that small performance difference benefit was further eroded.