How it is now (Progression)
Windows 8, 8.1, and 10 use a similar system to the Xbox One and Xbox 360. It is tile-centric, with the desktop done away with for 8 and 8.1, replaced with a tile-only system. Windows 10, however, has a desktop but uses tiles in the start menu. The Xbox systems have sets of tiles that can be navigated through with different screens of panels at the top, like Games and Store.
Impact on society
Bill Gates is important in Microsoft's history, because he started Microsoft. He started it to make computers more accessible, so more people would use them. Some interesting facts about Bill:
- He got 1590 out of 1600 on his SATs, then went on to drop out of Harvard.
- He was arrested in New Mexico, in 1977, for a traffic violation.
- He and his wife (Melinda Gates) started the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which donates to various other charities, and is donated to by Microsoft.