Computer news – Windows History And Understanding Windows-Who does not know Window operating system, of course you are working using a computer or laptop is no stranger to the name of Window.
Understanding of window itself as quoted from wikipedia is an operating system developed by Microsoft by using a graphical user interface.
If we look at the history of Window development, the Window operating system has evolved from MS-Dos to an operating system based on text mode and command-line.
The first version of Window was Window Graphic Environment 1.0 first introduced on November 10, 1983, but only came out in November 1985. This version was made to meet the needs of the computer with a pictorial display. Window 1.0 is an additional 16-bit software (not an operating system) running on MS-DOS (and some variants of MS-DOS), so Window 1.0 can not run without a DOS operating system. Versions 2.x and 3.x are also the same.
Some of the last versions of Window (starting with version 4.0 and Window NT 3.1). This version is a stand-alone operating system that no longer relies on the MS-DOS operating system.
With the development of Window operating system, Microsoft can develop Window and control the market to reach 90%.
History of window in full can you see below:
1. Ms-Dos (1980-1984)
Microsoft Disk Operating System (MS-DOS) was first released in 1981 and launched into the market in November 1983. At its launch, MS-DOS sold for U $ 1 for each copy. This operating system is widely used IBM-PC computer or compatible.
2. Windows 1.0 – Windows 1.04 (1985-1987)
This is the first version of Microsoft Window, called Window 1.0, its release on November 20, 1985. This version is still a lot of shortcomings, so it looks less popular.
3. Windows 2.0 (1987)
This version was released on December 1, 1987, in this version there is an implementation technology on the window which can be minimized or maximize. Window 2.0 has the advantage of the process speed of the Intel 286 processor. At that time Window 2.0 sold for U $ 100.
4. Windows 3.0 (1990)
History of the next development of Window 3.0 which provides enhanced capabilities and graphics 16 colors, and do not forget the support of intel 386 processors. This version is popular, and growing rapidly when the release of Window Software Development Kit (SDK). This helps developers to focus on writing applications so they can ignore the writing of drivers.
5. Windows NT 3.1 (1992)
In early 1992 Window 3.0 began to be developed again into Window 3.1. Window development is not in vain, because it sold 1 million copies in the first two months. Recorded at least approximately 25 million users of Window 3.1 legal in 1993.
6. Windows for Workgroups 3.11 (1993)
Window 3.11 adds a network between multiple computers or is called peer-to-peer. It also has network support on a domain.
7. Windows NT Workstation 3.5 (1994)
Window NT Workstation provides the ultimate protection for business users and data applications. With the support of OpenGL graphics standards, this operating system can provide advancements for application development in the form of software, industry, research, and business products. Window NT Workstation 3.5 has reliability on 32-bit productivity and has the ability to accommodate file names up to 256 letters.
8. Windows 95 (1995)
Windows 95 was released on August 24, 1995. The Operating System is based on a 32 bit system that supports multi tasking, advanced file systems, threading, networking, etc. Version 95 also includes a thorough review of the interfaces.
9. Windows NT Workstation 4.0 (1996)
There is an Upgrade aimed at this business-class desktop operating system which will provide simpler usage and simpler settings, greater network output, as a tool for intranet development and management. Window NT Workstation 4.0 also includes a Window 95 look with enhanced access to internet and intranet.
10. Windows 98 (1998)
Windows 98 operating system is an improvement of the Window 95 operating system. This operating system has the advantage that there is a renewal in the hardware drivers and has been supported FAT32 file system better.
11. Windows 98 Second Edition (1999)
As the name suggests, Window 98 SE has been updated on several important things in Window 98. In addition, Window 98 offers several types of hardware compatibility as well as internet offerings.
12. Windows Millennium Edition (Windows Me) (2000)
Next is the development of Window that offers for home PC users, then Window ME already provides music, video, and home network
Users can also repair their system with system restore.
13. Windows 2000 Professional (2000)
Windows is a Window that is just an update. Window is also designed to replace Window 95, Windows 98 and Window NT Workstation 4.0 on all business desktops and laptops. Built from the basic code of Window NT 4.0, Window 2000 is already experiencing rapid development on reliability and ease, as well as mobile computing support.
14. Windows 2000 Server
Windows 2000 Server is a Network Operating System (NOS) that can configure and manage small, medium, or large networks.
Windows 2000 Server is a continuation of Window NT Server 4.0 technology where there are various new facilities. Window 2000 consists of 3 types namely the standard version (Server), Advance Server, and Data Center Server.
15. Windows XP (2001)
The history of Window XP started in 2001. There is an innovation in the experience that Microsoft provides for PC users. With Window XP, home users can enjoy various music, video, messaging and photo formats on their own computers. Business users can also work faster and smarter, and do not forget the fresh look.
16. Windows 2003 Server (2004)
Windows 2003 server is still classified as a new product from microsoft where in using the operating system, the minimum need we must know first because if there is a mismatch it can affect the performance of the server itself.
17. Windows Fundamentals
The history of Window XP still continues with the release of Windows XP Service Pack 2 in July 2006 by Microsoft. The Window operating system is aimed at the thin-client market, referred to as Window Fundamentals for Legacy PCs (WinFLP). WinFLP is only available to Microsoft Software Assurance customers. The purpose of WinFLP is to provide an upgrade option to its customers who still use Window 95, Window 98, Window Me and Window NT Workstation.
18. Windows Vista (2006)
History of Window Vista began in 2006. The success of Window XP makes Microsoft does not just stop but continue to develop the next Window operating system. This version is called Window Vista. For businesses Window Vista was released on November 30, 2006 while for home users was released on January 30, 2007.
Window Vista is recommended because it has a more robust security level in the presence of a limited user mode, called User Account Control (UAC), which replaces the “administrator-by-default” philosophy that exists in Window XP.
Window Vista is famous for more “catchy” graphics features, or called Window Aero GUI. Window Vista also provides a more secure version of Microsoft Internet Explorer, and support for the new version of Window Media Player or version 11.
19. Windows 2008
Window Server 2008 is scheduled for release on February 27, 2008. At the time of its development, this Window Server codenamed “Window Server Codenamed Longhorn.” Window Server 2008 is built with advanced technology and security advantages in Window Vista.
20. Windows 7
The history of window operating system next is Window 7, where previously known as Blackcomb and Vienna. First released, Window 7 has NT version 6.1 build 7600 kernel, which is a repair of Window Vista which when first released has the kernel NT 6.0 build 6000.
Window 7 is released by Microsoft on October 22, 2009. Window 7 has security and new features, including: Jump List, Taskbar that can open the program with a small display, Internet Explorer 8 and Window Media Player 12, and other features. There are some unique features that Sidebar has changed its name to Gadget and we are free to put it. This feature certainly makes Window 7 becomes more interesting. Windows 7 specification is also lighter and the price is cheaper than Window Vista.
21. Windows 8
The history of Window 8 begins with the continued success of the Window 7 operating system. The Window 8 operating system is the code name for the next version of Microsoft products. The Window 8 operating system is manufactured by Microsoft for use on PCs or personal computers, including business computers, laptops, netbooks, tablets, servers, and media center PCs. The Window 8 operating system uses ARM microprocessors, as well as traditional x86 microprocessors made by Intel and AMD.
User interface The Window 8 operating system is modified for use with touch-screen equipment so we can use it without a mouse and keyboard. In addition, Window 8 is designed for Tablet touch devices.
On February 29, 2012, Microsoft has also released the Consumer Preview Version before releasing the beta version in March 2012.