Microsoft Windows has changed drastically in the last two decades. It was way back in 1985 when its first operating system, Windows 1.0.,was launched and after that, there was no looking back for the tech giant. However, most people of our generation first got acquainted to the operating system only with Windows 95. Windows has evolved a lot since then and has revolutionised technology in a big way!
Let us take a brief look at Windows—now and then:
1. Windows 95:
It brought with it the first ever and highly anticipated ‘Start button’ and ‘Start menu’. In addition to this, it also unveiled the task bar., with lots of focus on. Who Also, who can forget MS-DOS?
2. Windows 98:
This version introduced the users to the address bar’s back and forward navigation buttons in Windows Explorer. USB support was also improved in Windows 98.
3. Windows 2000:
This version was the twin enterprise of Windows ME, which didn’t perform as expected in the market. Windows 2000 was the first to support the concept of hibernation.
4. Windows XP:
This is undoubtedly the most popular Windows version. It brought consumer-friendly elements to fore such as a visual Start menu and task bar, along with an array of shadow and other visual effects.
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5. Windows Vista:
A not-so popular update, it annoyed the users with repeated requests for app permissions under a new feature “User Account Control”.
6. Windows 7:
Introduced in 2009, this version was faster, easier-to-use, and more stable. It also allowed faster automatic window resizing. In addition to this, handwriting recognition debuted in this Windows 7.
7. Windows 8:
Forget the keyboard and mouse because this introduced the concept of a touch Start screen.
8. Windows 8.1:
Quite interestingly, the Start button was re-introduced in this version. It also allowed users to boot directly into the desktop—a favourable feature!
9. Windows 10:
There are various new features in the latest version. The most attractive one is that users will be able to switch between a keyboard and mouse mode and a tablet mode—with a detachable keyboard.
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Microsoft Windows has definitely come a long way in these two decades. With the latest version unifying all Windows platforms across a compound of digital devices, it only means one thing and that is Windows still rules technology and it is not going to go away anytime soon.