Microsoft Windows

Answer to the question What is Windows would be that that is a family of couple operative systems,created by the Microsoft corporation, starting from Windows 3.1, which was first sold in March 1992. After that was Windows 95, released on August 24, 1995. Also Win 95 had a code name – Chicago.
Next OS was successor to Windows 95, called Windows 98 – code name Memphis, released on May 15, 1998. Just like Win 95 it is a hybrid 16-bit and 32-bit.
Between this OS’s also was released Windows NT, on 21 July 1996, available in both workstation and server editions. Windows 95 and Windows NT had similar graphical environment.
Just to mention, Windows 2000 OS was released by Microsoft on December 15 1999. Win 2000 is designed to be used on a both server and client computers.
On May 5 1999 Windows 98 SE (Second Edition) was released. On September 14 2000 come Windows ME (Millennium Edition).
Windows XP, short fromĀ  “eXPerience” was first released on August 24 2001, released worldwide for retail sale on October 25, 2001. By January 2006 over 400 million copies ware in use.
Windows Vista was succeeded XP in January 2007.
Later, released to manufacturing on July 22, 2009 was Windows 7 for use on business and home desktops, netbooks, laptops…
On October 26, 2012 Microsoft released Windows 8 with version 6.2 of the Windows NT kernel.

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