What is Windows?


When referring to an operating system, Windows or win is an operating environment created by Microsoft that provides an interface. Bill Gates is the guy behind it of course.

 

Microsoft introduced an operating environment named Windows on November 20, 1985 as a graphical operating system shell for MS-DOS in response to the growing interest in graphical user interfaces (GUIs).

 

Microsoft was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen on April 4, 1975, to develop and sell BASIC interpreters for Altair 8800. It rose to dominate the personal computer operating system market with MS-DOS in the mid-1980s, followed by Microsoft Windows.

 

The Windows desktop is the equivalent of your “real desktop”, whereyou keep thingsyou’reworking on right now. Whenyou first start your computer, youprobablyseeonly the Windows desktop andsomedesktop icons, the Start button, andotherobjects.

 

More in depth later on. I want to keep myposts short andsnappy.