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    The History of Microsoft Operating Systems

    Microsoft Windows is a family of operating systems for personal computers. In this article we look at the history of Microsoft operating systems from 1985 to present day.

Microsoft Windows is a family of operating systems for personal computers. Microsoft has also developed operating systems for services, handheld devices, and mobile phones. Windows dominates the personal computer world, running, by some estimates, on more than 90 percent of all personal computers – the remainder running Linux and Macoperating systems. Windows provides a graphical user interface(GUI), virtual memory management, multitasking, and support for many peripheral devices.







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