Its been over 23 years now that Microsoft first developed a graphical user interface operating system for the personal computers. Microsoft started its journey in 1985 with Microsoft Windows 1.0 and after that the popularity of Windows Operating System increased day by day. Today Microsoft Windows is the most popular operating system used by the consumers. After producing the most popular operating system for personal computer MS DOS people wanted a change and easy to operating computer softwares. Windows operating system helped the consumer and simple novice users to play with the computers in a very user friendly way. [ad#ad-taalz-inpost-left]Microsoft started its journey of their most popular operating system called “Microsoft Windows” in year 1985 with the launch of “Microsoft Windows 1.0” operating system. I will share the screenshots of the outlook of all the Windows operating systems till 2009. The first logo of Microsoft Windows which was introduced with their Windows version 1.0 Microsoft Windows 1.01 the first windows developed by Microsoft in year 1985. Microsoft Windows 2.0 was the second version of Windows operating system, which added some new features and outlook to the Windows Microsoft Windows 2.1 was released in 1988 with a little changes and patches to the operating system With the release of Microsoft Windows 3.0, Microsoft got the break-through and this was when Windows started becoming the giant in operating systems. Windows OS2 Microsoft Windows 3.1 was another big success by Microsoft Corporation and Windows operating system broke all the records in the industry and set up a new path to lead. Beside the home personal computer now Microsoft officially entered into the Networked computers and developed the operating system for networked computers known as Microsoft Windows NT 3.1 Microsoft Windows 95 was a total make-over of Microsoft Windows operating system and was introduced with rich graphical user interface. Microsoft Windows 98 was a little improved version of Windows 95 realeased in the year 1998, three years after Windows 95. Beside the release of Windows 98, Microsoft also released the newer and improved version of their networked computer operating system known as Windows NT Server. Windows Millennium also known as Windows ME was released in year 2000 by Microsoft and this version of Windows was the biggest flop version ever in the past 15 years of company's history. Microsoft Windows 2000 was released in the year 2000 to meet the massive growth rate of hardware in computer industry. To meet the new high end server machines, Microsoft released Windows 2000 Server operating system. With the flop of Windows ME, Microsoft started falling down in stats. Microsoft said that Windows ME was just the prototype of their new upcoming operating system called Windows XP (Windows Experience). Later that year Microsoft released Windows XP. Windows XP is so far the most successful operating system in the history of computers. With so far 3 service pack upgrades Windows XP still stands there in this current year 2009 and people still are not ready to leave it and jump to the newer version of Microsoft Windows *edited* Windows Longhorn was the codename of Windows Vista - I mentioned it incorrect in my previous post that "Windows Longhorn was a codename for the next upcoming version of Microsoft Windows after the Windows XP". It was released in the year 2005 but people hesitated to shift to it and sticked to Windows XP because Windows XP is still considered to be as the most stable version of Microsoft Windows. Microsoft Windows Logo in year 2006. Microsoft Windows Vista was released in year 2007. The most talked about operating system is this one. People were crazy and waited for Vista to release, but after the release of Vista people started hating Microsoft. Some analysts said Windows Vista is the second Windows ME for Microsoft. Because of the inpopularity of Windows Vista, Microsoft extended the support time for Windows XP and Windows XP still after 8 years is considered as the best product of Microsoft. Microsoft Windows Seven the 7th version of Windows yet to be released is said by Microsoft to be the best every operating system by Microsoft. Till March 2009 (The time I'm writing this post), Windows Seven is not released yet. Its public beta version was released in the begining of 2009 for testing and made alot of testers confused. Some say it is the best, and some say that it is just the same upgraded version of failed Windows Vista. Microsoft Windows Seven got a complete graphical interface change over and got a new stylish look.
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umm longhorn was never released…
Longhorn was the codename of Windows Vista.
windows 7 is best so far after the success of windows xp. it will be replacing xp soon..i encourage you to upgrade to windows 7 if you’re using windows xp. you’ll not get frustated..