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  History of Microsoft Windows
Windows NT 3.1 (Microsoft marketing desired to make Windows NT appear to be a continuation of Windows 3.1) arrived in Beta form to developers at the July 1992 Professional Developers Conference in San Francisco.
Windows NT would not work for private users because of its resource demands; moreover, its GUI was simply a copy of Windows 3.1's, which was inferior to the OS/2 Workplace Shell, so there was not a good reason to propose it as a replacement to Windows 3.1.
Windows ME was a quick one-year project that served as a stopgap release between Windows 98 and the upcoming Windows XP.
www.termsdefined.net /hi/history-of-microsoft-windows.html   (2548 words)

 Microsoft Windows History
Microsoft Windows 2.0 was released December 9, 1987 and is initially sold for $100.00.
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.1 was released October, 1992.
Microsoft Windows NT 3.5 was released September, 1994.
www.computerhope.com /history/windows.htm   (374 words)

 Computer History - Windows (end)
Microsoft caught on to the visual presentation idea as well (later provoking a copyright infringement suit filed by Apple) and started developing Microsoft Windows in 1982.
Windows has since become a hit, but it had a bumpy road in its first few years.
Windows 95 is late, but -- to the tune of a $300 million marketing campaign -- it sells millions of copies with 280 PC manufacturers preloading it on their machines.
faculty-gsb.stanford.edu /mendelson/computer_history/WINDOWS.HTM   (713 words)

 The History of Microsoft Windows CE - HPC Factor (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab1.isi.jhu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The Microsoft Corporation first released their scaled down version of Windows 95, Windows CE (some say this stands for "Compact Edition" or "Consumer Electronics" although Microsoft dispute this) Version 1 in the November of 1996.
Microsoft's aim was to make these changes by modifying the scope of the Windows 16 (Win16) code into a new x86 platform.
To Microsoft, this was an appealing prospect as it would enable them to break away from the complex, and often complicated PC software market and focus on simplifying their technologies for what Bill Gates and the thinkers within Microsoft increasingly believe would be the future.
www.hpcfactor.com.cob-web.org:8888 /support/windowsce   (619 words)

 History of Microsoft Windows and MS-DOS (Miscellaneous) - TACKtech Corp.
Microsoft is planing to release a new version Windows the second half of 1994.
Microsoft Windows 95 is scheduled for a major overhaul in 1997, code-named Memphis (Windows 98 1st ED).
Windows Neptune was the codename for the operating system to follow Windows ME. Windows Odyssey was yet another OS that would follow Windows Neptune.
www.tacktech.com /display.cfm?ttid=30   (987 words)

 Microsoft Windows 2000(r) Introduction
The release of Windows 95 began the history of Windows 2000.
At at same time Windows 95 was released for the home computer, Windows NT 4.0 was released for use on corporate computer systems.
Windows 98 was created as an improved version of Windows 95, and contained features reflecting the onset of the Internet age.
www.cidcm.umd.edu /computerliteracy/windows/intro.htm   (366 words)

 Windows History: Windows Desktop Products History
When Microsoft Windows NT® was released to manufacturing on July 27, 1993, Microsoft met an important milestone: the completion of a project begun in the late 1980s to build an advanced new operating system from scratch.
Windows 98 SE was also the first consumer operating system from Microsoft capable of using device drivers that also worked with the Windows NT business operating system.
With Windows XP, home users can work with and enjoy music, movies, messaging, and photos with their computer, while business users can work smarter and faster, thanks to new technical-support technology, a fresh user interface, and many other improvements that make it easier to use for a wide range of tasks.
www.microsoft.com /windows/WinHistoryDesktop.mspx   (1867 words)

 History of Microsoft Windows - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Microsoft eventually paid $150 million U.S. and agreed to support DEC's Alpha CPU chip in NT.
Windows NT was the first Windows operating system based on a hybrid kernel.
Windows Me was the last operating system to be based on the Windows 9x (monolithic) kernel and MS-DOS.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/History_of_Microsoft_Windows   (4235 words)

 APPLE VS MICROSOFT (WINDOWS VS MACINTOSH)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
MICROSOFT started cloning the computer population with PC-DOS by 1980 (with IBM and then later IBM clones w/ MS-DOS) with 26% of the market compared to Apple's 9% in 1983.
Windows is still not up to par yet with the Mac in these areas today, but Windows have cleaned up their act considerably since the 1980's.
If the history of both systems are compared (Apple vs Microsoft) Microsoft is somewhat of a puzzle with the long list different systems Microsoft have used, transported, combined, etc. Apple changed their system to a Unix system in 2001.
www.jmusheneaux.com   (9387 words)

 What is the history of Microsoft Windows? - Knowledge Base
Microsoft first began development of the Interface Manager (subsequently renamed Microsoft Windows) in September 1981.
Microsoft Windows 3.0, released in May 1990, was a complete overhaul of the Windows environment.
Windows XP Released in late 2001, Windows XP was the replacement for both the 95/98 and NT families of Windows.
kb.iu.edu /data/abwa.html   (1763 words)

 Microsoft Windows - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Microsoft left little time for Windows Me to become popular before announcing their next version of Windows which would be called Windows XP.
The x64 versions of Windows XP Professional and Server 2003 were released on April 25, 2005, while the IA-64 versions were released at the same time as their mainstream x86 (32-bit) counterparts.
Windows Vista and Windows Server "Longhorn", the successors to Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 respectively, are currently under development.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Microsoft_Windows   (2678 words)

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In 1983 Microsoft announced its development of Windows, a graphical user interface (GUI) for its own operating system (MS-DOS) that had shipped for IBM PC and compatible computers since 1981.
Microsoft modeled the GUI, which was first known as Interface Manager, after that of Apple's MacOS.
Bill Gates had been shown a Macintosh prototype by Steve Jobs early in its development, around 1981, and Microsoft was partnered by Apple to create some of the important early Mac software, such as Word and Excel.
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 What is Microsoft Windows? - A Word Definition From the Webopedia Computer Dictionary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Windows dominates the personal computer world, running, by some estimates, on 90% of all personal computers.
Like the Macintosh operating environment, Windows provides a graphical user interface (GUI), virtual memory management, multitasking, and support for many peripheral devices.
Explains the history of Microsoft Windows, and differentiates the original Windows from Windows NT and Windows 95.
www.webopedia.com /TERM/M/Microsoft_Windows.html   (354 words)

 MICROSOFT WINDOWS HISTORY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
History - Windows (QDOS) Quick and Dirty Operating System and How it Became the Standard 7000
History - DOS and Windows - The making of a Computer Standard (1972 thru 2004) 9000
Quote: "5,000 B.C: The oldest known computing device is a tally stick made from the shinbone of a wolf.
www.jmusheneaux.com /01dd.htm   (296 words)

 Windows Products and Technologies History: Windows Overview & History
Windows Products and Technologies History: Windows Overview and History
Over the past two decades, Microsoft Windows® products have evolved from a single, one-size-fits-all desktop operating system into a diverse family of operating systems and mobile technologies.
Today, Windows products help people worldwide achieve their potential at work, home, and just about anyplace in between.
www.microsoft.com /windows/WinHistoryIntro.mspx   (64 words)

 Windows history
Below, you can see the preview of the Windows History (click on the white zone to get a bigger image):
Note : I have now a page where I explain how I build this chart.
Windows Server 2003: The Road To Gold by Paul Thurrott.
www.levenez.com /windows   (100 words)

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