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Evolution of Windows

The most widely used OS in the world
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How it all began
• Bill Gates and Paul
Allen started a company
called Microsoft in
1970s.
• In 1980, The very first
OS of windows, MS-
DOS, had no graphics
at all. (fig, 1)
• MS-DOS stood for
Microsoft disk operating
system.
• It was no more than
series of texts on a
screen. It contained no
graphics at all.
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Introducing windows 1.0
• The windows 1.0 was pretty much similar
to the previous version.
• However, windows 1.0 had the facility to
point the mouse and click, rather than
typing commands.
• Similar to the MS-DOS, Windows 1.0
contained no graphics.
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Revolutionary GUI in Windows 3.0
(Fig. 2)

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First easy to use OS– Windows 95
• In 1995, Microsoft
released windows 95.
• Windows 95 had older
version of most of the
features that a computer
have right now such as
Internet capability, dial-
up connection, plug and
play capabilities that
made easy to install
hardware and software.
(fig. 3.)
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Final version made with MS-DOS– Windows 98
• In 1998, Microsoft
launched windows 98. It
was the very first version
that had the capability to
run disc drives and USB.
• Windows 98 provided
better speed then
previous versions.
• It was recognized with
the phrase, “Works
better, play better”. (fig
4.)
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Between 1998-2000, windows launched two
more products
• Windows me (fig
.5)
• Windows 2000
(Fig. 6)
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End of the 20
th
Century
 From 1970s, windows had provided
following versions of OS.
1. MS-DOS
2. Windows 3.0
3. Windows 95
4. Windows 98
5. Windows ME
6. Windows 2000
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Beginning of the 21
st
Century:
Windows XP (Fig. 7)
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Windows Vista
• A newer version of windows hit the market in 2006.
It is the version that is still being used in many
computers.
• Windows Vista had facilities that included watching
television, view and send pictures, edit videos.
• It had different versions such as Home Basic,
Home premium, Business, Ultimate.



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Windows 7: Highly active OS presently
• In 2009, Microsoft
launched windows 7.
• Windows 7 had very
minor improvements
then Vista. On the
whole, Windows 7
was pretty much
similar to the Vista.
(fig. 8)
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Windows 8 and so on…(fig.9)
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The market share of Microsoft OS (fig.
10)
Sales
Microsoft Apple Others
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Work Cited
• “A History of Windows.”windows.Microsoft.com.N.p.., November
2013. Web. 8 Aug 2014
• Fig.1 “How operating system got their names”. Source:
www.gizmocrazd.com. N.p. 16 Mar 2014. Web. 11 Aug 2014.
• Fig. 2 Source: www.guidebookgallery.org. N.p. N.d. Web. 11
Aug 2014.
• Fig. 3 Source: www.guidebookgallery.org. N.p. N.d. Web. 11
Aug 2014.
• Fig. 4 Source: www.a5s.com N.p. N.d.Web. 11 Aug 2014.
• Fig. 5 Source: www.guidebookgallery.org. N.p. N.d. Web. 11
Aug 2014.
• Fig. 6 Source: www.guidebookgallery.org. N.p. N.d. Web. 11
Aug 2014.
• Fig. 7 Source: www.guidebookgallery.org N.p. N.d. Web. 11 Aug
2014.
• Fig. 8. Stern, Joanna. “How to survive the windows expiration
date”. online.wsj.com. The wall street journal. 18 March, 2014.
Web. 8 August 2014.
• Fig.9. “How to turn on/off wireless connectivity in Windows 8.”
Source: www.pcadvisor.co.uk. N.p. 21 may 2013. Web. 8 Aug
2014.



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Work cited
• Fig. 10: Krimly, Nina. Source:
www.hongkiat.com. N.p. N.d. Web. 11 Aug
2014.
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