Look back at the history of Microsoft Windows

Look back at the history of Microsoft Windows

What are the phases of Microsoft’s operating system?From the earliest DOS1.0 to the latest Win10 system, Microsoft’s operating system has been around for about 34 years.Here we share the whole history of Microsoft operating system, and also remember the past  good years.


Windows 1.0

In 1985, launched the first version of the Windows operating system Windows 1.0. At the technical level, Windows 1.0 is just a DOS-based application, so the system is not yet widely available.


Windows 2.0

In 1987, Microsoft introduced Windows 2.0 version of the system, this time Microsoft Office software Word and Excel programs to run on the system. Windows 2.0′s visual interface design is based on the GUI (graphical user interface) of Apple’s Macintosh and Lisa computers.


Windows 3.0

May 1990, Microsoft officially released based on the graphical user interface, memory management, file management capabilities, while supporting the standard VGA configuration, although the operating system is still based on the MS-DOS operating system, but the system became Microsoft’s first real meaning On the operating system.


Windows 95

In 1995, Microsoft introduced the epoch-making Win95 operating system, which optimized the human-computer interface and realized the concept of “desktop”. At the same time, it introduced various program icons, IE, recycle bin and “start” menu Make human-computer interface more friendly.


Windows 98

In 1998, Microsoft introduced Win98-based operating system upgrade Win98, the most prominent feature of this system is the system operating stability has been greatly enhanced.


Windows XP

Microsoft launched its groundbreaking Windows XP operating system, its new user interface, and its good system performance in 2001 to defend Microsoft’s dominance in operating systems. Stability, widely recognized by everyone, but also the most extensive hardware manufacturers support.

The operating system also lasted nearly 10 years.


Windows Vista

In 2007, Windows Vista made a significant contribution to the success of Windows XP, it also prompted Microsoft to re-consider some of the core Windows system features.

Vista replaced a more modern interface, Microsoft called “Aero”; also added some security features to improve the search function. Microsoft also tweaked some of the built-in productivity and entertainment software such as mail, calendars, DVD authoring and photo galleries.


Windows 7

Following the transition to Windows Vista, Microsoft formally introduced the Windows 7 operating system in 2009, and the system has been upgraded to a single step in performance and user interface. However, due to lack of hardware compatibility, while demanding higher performance of the hardware, resulting in the impact of Windows 7 is far less obvious than Windows XP.


Windows 8

In 2012, Microsoft made an important step toward changing the traditional “desktop” route to success. Drawing on the philosophy of the Windows Phone operating system, it introduced a new “Metro” desktop, trying to make Win8 work in a broader field and across platforms .


Windows 10

On January 22, 2015, Microsoft formally discovered the best Win10 operating system so far. It tried its best to design a user experience core and fully supported the cross-platform and multi-terminal operating mechanism to pursue a more stable and good operating experience.


Editor’s Summary

Microsoft from the first generation of Windows operating system in 1985 to today’s Windows 10 has gone through three decades, during which the number of changes is really not clear, but today, we use a more humane and full-featured Of the operating system, Microsoft is constantly taking into account the needs of users continue to improve, so no matter what, we still need such a strong technical innovation in the future to provide us with more and better operating system application experience.

Post time: Mar-06-2019