Microsoft's operating system, Windows, has been with us in various versions since 1985 (the year WDC was formed):
(1985)- An operating system that extended the text driven MS-DOS.
(1987)- the begining of Windows as we know it today
(1990)- allowed multitasking.
(1992)- allowed local networking (Windows for Workgroups).
Windows NT 3
(1992)- introduced 32 bit application support.
(1995)- introduced plug and play (PnP) support.
Windows NT 4
(1992)- split the system into Server and Workstation versions.
(1998)- supported disk partitions greater than 2Mb.
(2000)- introduced Active Directory.
(2001)- this was followed by Windows Vista, but let's not go there.
(2009)- introduced faster booting, Usr Account Control and Gadgets.
(2012)- New look compatible with Microsoft phones, replaced (thankfully) by Windows 8.1 in 2013.
(2014)- Reverted some interface options back to Windows 7 and included Edge, Microsoft's replacement foe Internet Explorer.
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