Microsoft Windows

"Familiar. Fast. Secure."

Announcement / Release
September 1981
Birth Place
Redmond, Washington, United States of America


Microsoft Windows or Windows is a metafamily of graphical operating systems developed, marketed,and sold by Microsoft. It consists of several families of operating systems, each of which cater to a certain sector of the computing industry. Active Windows families include Windows NT, Windows Embeddedand Windows Phone; these may encompass subfamilies, e.g. Windows Embedded Compact or Windows Server. 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.

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