Window’s got its name from the then-new layout of systems, where a mouse was used to open a different frame, or window, for each process or application. The changes collected upgrade to windows 11 from one of version to the next were everything from subtle, but faster or smoother, or dramatically different and new. Here is a brief history of the development of the Windows computer:

*Windows 1. 0-The first Windows OPERATING-SYSTEM, released in 1985, to implement “windows” as opposed to the linear DOS format. At this point, multitasking was basically nonexistent and graphics were quite primitive.

*Windows 2. 0-Released in 1987. At this time in computer development, the processing speed and storage capacity was incredibly slow compared to today’s computers. As technology improved, new systems like this one were meant to take advantage of gradual improvements.

*Windows 3. 0-Released in 1990, this is the OPERATING-SYSTEM that began to a little more widespread in everyday businesses. Computers were being used by businesses more widely by now. This has been before Websites was invented.

*Windows NT’s (1993 to 1996)-NT was standing for new technology. This has been a significant step in computer programming where the whole notion of systems was built from scratch. The result was designed somewhat like they look today-desktops had icons, and windows could be opened and layered. There were four similar versions of Windows, serving various purposes or implementing new technology, like networking for businesses: Windows NT 3. 1, Windows for Workgroups 3. 11, Windows NT Workstation 3. 5 and 4. 0. At this time computers were basically only used in businesses and still quite primitive in comparison to today’s computers.

*Windows 95-Released in, you guessed it, 1995. This is just about the most well-known OPERATING-SYSTEM still in operation today, eventhough it is no longer supported by Microsoft. This has been the first computer to include TCP/IP, the protocol that empowered dial-up Internet. Internet access was introduced to the public at this time, which highly increased the usage and usage of computers by businesses not in the technological world.

*Windows 98-Released in 1998, this has been the first OPERATING-SYSTEM to be created for consumers, and the popularity of a “personal computer” gained momentum. As the Internet and using computers by laypeople, the necessity for creating computers that anyone could use grew significantly. From this point, significant changes in layout and features occurred to improve usability by consumers. This is reproduced in the Windows 98 Second Edition that was released the following year.
*Windows Millennium Edition-Released in 2000, again improved the usability of previous versions. At this point, there were basically two versions of OS’s: the NT Workstation 4. 0 for businesses, and the 98 for consumers. This has been the last of the 98 consumer models.

*Windows 2000 Professional-Also released in 2000, was an upgrade to the NT Workstation 4. 0 “business” OPERATING-SYSTEM.

*Window XP-Released in 2001, this version marked a significant change-and success-for Microsoft. This version was a kind of clean slate for Windows OPERATING-SYSTEM. XP (stands for “experience”) was a new approach that replaced the all the previous versions of Windows and eliminated the business/consumer distinction. XP transformed usability and functionality of Microsoft OS’s, and still holds over half of the current market share of all systems (from any company) combined-nearly 10 years later! It was also the primary OPERATING-SYSTEM of Microsoft until 2007, that make it the best lasting OPERATING-SYSTEM since the company began.