Fatima Ahmed AlHosani
Early Microsoft Operating Systems
There have been different flavors of windows throughout history and it has not been an easy task to develop the one that we use in the present. The first Windows OS started to be developed in September 1981 and it was sold in stores on November 1985 under the name Windows 1.0. This New Operating System had primitive tools such as MS-DOS Executive, Calendar, Notepad, Terminal, Calculator, Clock, Control Panel, Print Spooler, Clipboard, Windows Write, and Windows Paint. That was not was very impressive since there were other contenders in the market that had much more easier to use interference. There were other versions of Windows released after that, Windows 2.0 was introduced in the fall of 1987, and then Windows 3.0 was released in May of 1990, later came Windows 3.1 which was the turning point for Windows because it provided users with a good graphical user interface.
Windows 95 was a major upgrade to Windows 3.1. This operating system is a true operating system and not an operating environment like the other versions of Windows. The advantages of Windows 95 are that it does not require a separate version of DOS, even though some DOS features are included for compatibility. One advantage of Windows 95 is, it's improved graphical user interface, which makes working with files and programs easier than earlier versions. Another advantage of Windows 95 is most programs run faster under it because it is written to take advantage of newer 32-bit processors and supports cooperative multitasking. Window 95 includes support for peer-to-peer networking and real e-mail (not web-based). Windows 95 does not include the tools for making Internet Web pages and operating Web page servers.
After Windows 95, Windows 98 came out in the market. This new upgrade provides faster...