Microsoft introduced an operating environment named Windows on November 20, 1985. Microsoft Windows came to dominate the world's personal computer market. Windows have approx 90% of the market share of the client operating systems for usage on the Internet.
Windows NTWhen Windows NT releases on July 27, 1993. Windows NT 3.1 is a 32-bit operating system, which makes it a strategic business platform that supports high-end engineering and scientific programs.
Windows 95On August 24, 1995, Microsoft releases Windows 95, selling a record-setting 7 million copies in the first 5 weeks. Win 95 features the first appearance of the Start menu, taskbar, and minimize, maximize, and close buttons on each window. To run Win 95, you need a PC with at least 4 MB of RAM.
Windows 98Released on June 25, 1998, Windows 98 is the first version of Windows designed specifically for consumers. Windows 98 is the last version based on MS‑DOS.
Windows 2000Windows 2000 was released to manufacturing on 15th December 1999 and launched to retail on 17 February 2000. Win 2000 adds major improvements in reliability, ease of use, Internet compatibility, and support for mobile computing.
Windows XPOn October 25, 2001, Windows XP is released with a redesigned look and feel that's centered on usability. Win XP is compiled from 45 million lines of code.
Windows VISTAWindows Vista is released in 2006 with the strongest security system yet. More than 1.5 million devices are compatible with Windows Vista at launch.
Windows 7 is released in October 2009. By the fall of 2010, Windows 7 is selling seven copies a second—the fastest-selling operating system in history.
Windows 8Microsoft has not yet announced a ship date for Windows 8, although some major media outlets speculate it might be available in late 2012. Reviewers consider that there is little reason to choose Win 8 over Win 7, unless using a touch-screen device.