Windows, also commonly known as Microsoft Windows, is an integrated set of a number of proprietary software applications, all of which have been developed and sold by Microsoft. Each family of software caters specifically to a specific segment of the computer market. For example, in the case of Windows, it caters to the software market for home users, businesses and schools. In addition, Microsoft develops operating systems that are used in other applications, such as Windows Media Player and Internet Explorer.
Microsoft Windows started out as an operating system for computers based on the IBM-PC architecture. When Windows was released under the Windows operating system name, it became a well-known system for computers running the Microsoft DOS operating systems. As its popularity among users and servers increased, Microsoft released more operating systems, many of them based on the Windows ME, Microsoft XP and Microsoft Vista operating systems. At present most people are aware of Microsoft Windows and its various versions. However, not everyone is aware that there are three other operating systems based on the Windows family: Windows 2021, Windows NT and Microsoft XP.
Microsoft Windows 2021 is the most widely used Windows operating system in use today. It is primarily designed for use with the Microsoft Windows server and Microsoft Office environment. While it is equipped with many features typical of a regular desktop operating system, it runs on a virtual machine, using memory and disk space saved in the PC registry. Since it is an open-source software, anyone can download and freely use Microsoft Windows 2021, regardless of whether they are running a Microsoft Windows server or a Macintosh computer.
Microsoft Windows NT is an upgraded version of Windows 2021 and is designed to run on both the Microsoft Windows server and Microsoft Office environment. This software can be installed on any type of computer running Windows 95 or Windows 98, and it works quite well with most common desktop PCs. Windows NT is the most up-to-date of all the Microsoft operating systems. Although it is similar to Windows 2021, it contains new features such as the Active Server Page feature and the Active X control, which make it a more attractive option compared to its older siblings. The latest release of Windows NT is also considered to be more secure than its predecessors, and has a built-in anti-virus program called Windows Defender.
One important difference between Windows operating systems is their user interface, or the way they work to provide users with a simple but functional operating system. Windows operating systems have a graphical user interface, where commands are entered by the user through a keyboard and mouse. There are two types of user interfaces: the classic Windows user interface, and the Microsoft Window XP user interface. Microsoft’s user interface, or Windows XP, is designed for a traditional Windows computer and is visually appealing. The first version of this user interface, known as Windows ME, was released in 2021 and became popular within a very short time. It included basic functionality like the Windows Task Manager, the Task Pane and a Start Menu.
Microsoft has released two versions of Windows ME since then – Windows XP Professional and Windows XP Home Edition. Windows XP Professional is considered to be a more stable and complete operating system, whereas Windows Home Edition is designed for those who do not need as much functionality as found with Windows XP Professional. Windows Vista is the latest release of Microsoft’s user interface operating system, and is the most current edition of Windows. In terms of the Graphical User Interface, Windows Vista has some great features including: Windows Vista Quick Start menu, Windows Vista Task Manager, Windows Vista Page Manager and Windows Vista Internet Explorer.