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Brief History of The Windows Operating System

Windows is a popular operating system. It provides GUI. It was developed by Microsoft Corporation. It is widely used in businesses, educational institutes, and research organizations. The first successful series of Windows was Windows 3.x series (Windows products 3.0, 3.1, 3.11 etc.). Windows 3.x was not an operating system. It was an operating environment providing a GUI. The Window 3.x was operated under DOS operating system.

In 1995 Microsoft released Windows 95. It was a complete operating system for personal computer. In 1998, Windows 98 was released. Windows 98 was an improved version of Windows 95. In the meantime, Microsoft Company added networking features in new versions of Windows. So the company released Windows NT (New Technology). It has networking features. All later versions of Windows are based on NT Technology. These versions include: Windows 2000 (sever and professional), and Windows XP (XP stands for experience).

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