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What is Microsoft Windows ?? 

Is that a thing on the wall of my house having some glass panes ?                                                      

  This is Windows (R)  

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Many peoples aren't familiar with this Microsoft windows  (  peoples living in villages and small towns) They know that Window is this :

 And yes it is the window , but not the Microsoft Windows(R)
Nowadays if you search the internet for the word 'Windows' you will always being redirected with the results showing Microsoft Windows, because now everything depends on Computer and computer depends on OS, and the best OS for computer is Microsoft Windows,there are many other OS like Linux, Mac etc. to compete with Microsoft Windows but still it's the best! .
There is a Browser of Misrosoft known as Internet Explorer (IE) the newer version of IE is IE9
Internet Explorer 9 logo. Download it for free here : Download for Windows7 32-bit 
                                                                                                                                                           : Download for Windows7 64-bit 

                                                                                                                                                              Note : IE 9 is only available for windows 7

                                                                                                                                              I will write about browsers in my next blog

There are so many version of windows:

Current versions

  • Windows 7, for home and business desktops and portable computers
    • Windows 7 Starter A variant for developing countries and netbooks, in which the Aero theme is not included, nor 64-bit compatibility. This edition will be available pre-installed on computers through system integrators or computer manufacturers.
    • Windows 7 Home Basic Windows 7 Home Basic will be available in emerging markets such as Brazil, People's Republic of China, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Pakistan, the Philippines, and Thailand. It will not be available in countries such as Australia, Canada, France, Germany, The Netherlands, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, New Zealand, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Some Aero options are excluded along with several new features.
    • Windows 7 Home Premium This edition contains features aimed at the home market segment, such as Windows Media CenterWindows Aero and touch-screen controls.
    • Windows 7 Professional This edition is targeted toward enthusiasts and small business users. It includes all the features of Windows 7 Home Premium, and adds the ability to participate in a Windows Server domain. Additional features include operating as a Remote Desktop server, location aware printing, Encrypting File System, Presentation Mode and Windows XP Mode.
    • Windows 7 Enterprise (Microsoft Windows NT 6.1.7600) This edition targets the enterprise segment of the market and will be sold through volume licensing to companies which have Software Assurance contract with Microsoft. Additional features include support for Multilingual User Interface (MUI) packages, BitLocker Drive Encryption, and UNIX application-support. Not available through retail or OEM channels, this edition will be distributed through Microsoft Software Assurance (SA). As a result it includes several SA-only benefits, including a license allowing the running of multiple virtual machines, and activation via VLK.
    • Windows 7 Ultimate Windows 7 Ultimate contains the same features as Windows 7 Enterprise, but unlike that edition it will be available to home users on an individual license basis. Windows 7 Home Premium and Windows 7 Professional users will be able to upgrade to Windows 7 Ultimate for a fee using Windows Anytime Upgrade if they wish to do so. Unlike Windows Vista Ultimate, the Windows 7 Ultimate edition will not include the Windows Ultimate Extras feature or any exclusive features. (6.1.7600)
    • Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (Microsoft Windows NT 6.1.7601.17514)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 for servers.
  • Windows Web Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Storage Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter Edition
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems
  • Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 for high Performance supercomputers
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (Microsoft Windows NT 6.1.7601.17514)

[edit]Past versions

  • Windows Mobile 6.1 for smartphones and PDAs
  • Windows Server 2008 for servers.
    • Windows Web Server 2008
    • Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition (Microsoft Windows NT 6.0.6002 Service Pack 2)
    • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition (Microsoft Windows NT 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1)
    • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter Edition
    • Windows Storage Server 2008
    • Windows Small Business Server 2008 (Codenamed "Cougar") for small businesses
    • Windows Essential Business Server 2008 (Codenamed "Centro") for medium-sized businesses[1]
    • Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems
    • Windows HPC Server 2008 for high Performance supercomputers
    • Windows Server Foundation 2008
  • Windows Vista, for home and business desktops and portable computers
    • Windows Vista Starter Similar to Windows XP Starter Edition, this edition will be limited to emerging markets such as Colombia, India, Thailand, and Indonesia, mainly to offer a legal alternative to using unauthorized copies. It will not be available in the United States, Canada, Europe, or Australia.
    • Windows Vista Home Basic Similar to Windows XP Home Edition, Home Basic is intended for budget users not requiring advanced media support for home use. The Windows Aero theme with translucent effects will not be included with this edition.
    • Windows Vista Home Premium Like Windows XP Media Center Edition, this edition will support more advanced multimedia and entertainment authoring, premium games, mobile and tablet PC support, Network Projector, Windows Aero, Touch Screen, and auxiliary display (via Windows Side Show) support.
    • Windows Vista Business This edition is aimed at the business market. It includes advanced network and security features, whilst excluding entertainment features.
    • Windows Vista Enterprise (Microsoft Windows NT 6.0.6000.0) This edition is aimed at the enterprise segment of the market, and is a superset of the Business edition. Additional features include multilingual user interface support, BitLocker Drive Encryption, and UNIX application support. This edition will not be available through retail or OEM channels
    • Windows Vista Ultimate This edition combines all the features of the Home Premium and Enterprise editions, a game performance tweaker (WinSAT), and "Ultimate Extras".
  • Windows Server 2003 for servers
    • Small Business Server for first server installations (up to 2 processors)
    • Web Edition for basic Web serving (up to 2 processors)
    • Standard Edition for smaller server applications that don't require clustering (up to 4 processors)
    • Enterprise Edition for larger server applications, and clustering (up to 8 processors)
    • Datacenter Edition for mainframe like servers (up to 128 processors)
    • Storage Server for Network Attached Storage Devices (5.2.3790)
  • Windows Mobile 6 for smartphones and PDA
  • Windows XP for desktops and laptops (notebooks)
  • 2000 February 17 - Windows 2000 (Version number: NT 5.0.2195)
    • Windows 2000 Professional
    • Windows 2000 Server
    • Windows 2000 Advanced Server
    • Windows 2000 Datacenter Server
  • 2000 June 19 - Windows Me (Version number: 4.90.3000 (Security Version 4.90.3000A))
  • Windows 98
    • 1999 May 5 - Windows 98 Second Edition (Version number: 4.10.2222 or 4.10.2222A (Security Version 4.10.2222C))
    • 1998 June 25 - Windows 98 (Version number: 4.10.1998 (Security Version 4.10.1998A))
  • 1996 July 29 - Windows NT 4.0 - the last version which ran on RISC architectures like DEC AlphaMIPS and PowerPC. Later versions concentrated on x86-based hardware and - mainly as server OSs - the IA-64 line of CPUs. (Version number: NT 4.0.1381)
  • Windows 95
    • 1997 November 26 - Windows 95 OSR2.5 (Version number: 4.03.1216 (also listed as 4.00.950C))
    • 1997 August 27 - Windows 95 OSR 2.1 (Version number: 4.03.1214 (also listed as 4.00.950B))
    • 1997 August 27 - Windows 95 USB Supplement to OSR2 (Version number: 4.03.1212 (also listed as 4.00.950B))
    • 1996 August 24 - Windows 95 OSR2 (Version number: 4.00.1111 (also listed as 4.00.950B))
    • 1996 February 14 - Windows 95 OSR1 (Version number: 4.00.951 (also listed as 4.00.950A)
    • 1995 December 31 - Windows 95 SP1 (Version number: 4.00.951 (also listed as 4.00.950A)
    • 1995 August 24 - Microsoft Plus! for Windows 95 (Version number: 4.40.310)
    • 1995 August 24 - Windows 95 (Version number: 4.00.950)
  • 1995 June - Windows NT 3.51 (Version number: NT 3.51.1057)
  • 1994 September - Windows NT 3.5 (Version number: NT 3.50.807)
  • 1993 November - Windows for Workgroups 3.11
  • 1993 October - Windows 3.2 This Version of Windows was only released in simplified Chinese.
  • 1993 August - Windows NT 3.1 (Version number: NT 3.10.528)
  • 1992 October - Windows for Workgroups 3.1
  • 1992 August - Windows 3.1 (Version number: 3.10.040)
  • 1990 May 22 - Windows 3.0 (Version number: 3.00.73)
  • 1989 March 13 - Windows 2.11
  • 1988 May 27 - Windows 2.10
  • 1987 December 9 - Windows 2.03
  • 1987 April - Windows 1.04
  • 1986 August - Windows 1.03
  • 1986 May - Windows 1.02
  • 1985 November 20 - Windows 1.01
  • CE-based
    • 2008 Windows Mobile 6.1, based on Windows CE 5.2.19202
    • 2006 Windows CE 6.0
    • 2005 Windows CE 5.0, with version for smart phones and PDAs sold as Windows Mobile 5.0
    • 2004 Windows CE 4.2, with version for smart phones and PDAs sold as Windows Mobile 2003 SE
    • 2003 Windows CE 4.1, with version for smart phones and PDAs sold as Pocket PC 2003
    • 2002 Windows CE 4.0, with version for smart phones and PDAs sold as Pocket PC 2002
    • 2000 July - Windows CE 3.0, with version for smart phones and PDAs sold as Pocket PC 2000
    • 1999 August - Windows CE 2.12
    • 1998 October - Windows CE 2.11
    • 1998 July - Windows CE 2.1
    • 1997 November - Windows CE 2.0
    • 1996 November - Windows CE 1.0

       windows 95 is the oldest OS i have used! and what about you?

Future versions

  • Windows 8, currently being developed as the successor to Windows 7, and scheduled for release in 2012 or later.

 probably this is the icon for windows 8 

Cancelled versions

  • April 1985 Windows 1.0 Beta was scrapped, but later became the framework of the first version of Windows.
  • 1996 February 29– Cairo (a "true object-oriented OS") planned after Windows NT 4.0 and had the same primary and secondary version numbers.
  • 1996 May 2 – Windows Nashville (Windows 96)
  • 1999 December 27– Windows Neptune, the first planned version of Microsoft Windows NT to have a consumer edition variant, based on the Windows 2000 codebase. A version was sent out to testers but was never released.
  • 2000 January 13– Windows Odyssey, a version intended to be an update to the Microsoft Windows NT 5.x codebase. The teams working on Neptune and Odyssey combined to work on the Whistler project, later released as Windows XP.
  • 2005 February 28 – Windows Longhorn cancelled and became Windows Vista in Fall 2006.

    See this video for full information about windows history: 

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                                                                     Information source : Wikipedia,My brain and my friends suggestion                                                                          
     Be ready for my next post about Browsers                                                                                  


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