Operating Systems

Windows

Windows In November of 1985, Microsoft Corporation introduced a new operating system named Windows as an extension of their previous system software called MS-DOS. The development of Windows came about with a rising interest in graphical user interfaces (GUI) by the average computer user. Windows has come to dominate the operating system market overtaking Mac …

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Windows Vista

Windows Vista The latest operating system to be released by the Microsoft Corporation in their Windows line is Windows Vista. This new operating system has been hailed as the next great wave of operating systems with new, improved features and a user interface like no other. What can you expect to see new in Windows …

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Windows NT

Windows NT Windows NT was released by Microsoft Corporation in 1993 as a successor to the previous versions of Windows. It was designed to be a powerful, high-level language based processor independent operating system with features compatible to Unix systems. This version of Windows complemented work station versions running on MS-DOS. A main design goal …

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Windows ME

Windows ME On September 14, 2000, programming software giant Microsoft Corporation released their latest version of Windows they called Windows ME. Originally, because of the year of release, it was codenamed Windows Millennium and is sometimes known by that name even today. Windows ME was a hybrid operating system combining both 16-bit and 32-bit technologies. …

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Windows 98

Windows 98 In 1998, Microsoft Corporation released their latest update of the popular Windows operating system Windows 98. It was a successor to the previous version of Windows 95 and was an improvement on technology contained in its predecessor. One of the great advantages to Windows 98 was that it required relatively low system requirements …

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Windows 2000

Windows 2000 In February of 2000, Microsoft Corporation released its newest update to the popular Windows operating system. Windows 2000 was made available in four editions: Professional, Server, Advanced Server, and Data Center Server. Windows 2000 was marketed as “the most secure Windows ever shipped.” Despite claims that Windows 2000 had advanced security measures, it …

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UNIX

UNIX UNIX is a computer operating system originally developed in the 60’s and 70’s by a group of AT & T employees at Bell Laboratories. UNIX operating systems are widely used in both servers and work stations primarily by large corporations. The UNIX environment and the client-server program model were essential elements in the development …

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