Windows was almost called “Interface Manager”. However, "Windows" better described the look of the
programs on the screen.
Windows 1.0 shipped with: Paint, Windows Writer, Notepad, Calculator, a calendar, clock, and Reversi.
Windows 3.0 added more fun
to the PC by including Solitaire,
Hearts and Minesweeper.
Windows 3.0 supported 16 colors, up from the 6 included in Windows 1.0.
The beloved Start Menu, Task bar, and Windows Explorer
arrived in Windows 95.
Internet Explorer was released in expansions and later releases of Windows 95.
Brian Eno was paid $35,000 to compose the start-up sound.
The piece had to fit 150
adjectives…in 3.8 seconds.
Windows 98 added support for both DVDs and USB devices, such as mice, keyboards, and fax machines.
The Quick Launch made its debut, letting you run programs without the Start menu.
Windows XP Actually stands for 'experience'.
Windows XP’s Luna theme was a dramatic change from the look introduced in Windows 95.
Windows Flip 3D lets users cycle between all their open windows.
On release, Windows Vista became the most secure operating system
of its time.
The new enhanced Windows 7 taskbar includes Jump Lists,
Pinning and Live previews.
Snap, Peek and Shake features make interacting with Windows
fun and easy.
In Windows 8, Microsoft introduced the Windows Store, with over 200, 000 apps for Windows devices.
Windows 8 was designed to be used easily with touch or traditional mouse and keyboard
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Cortana, named after the Halo character is the smart digital assistant on your Windows desktop and phone.
The Windows Start menu
is back & better than ever!
Microsoft’s new Edge browser features a reading mode, annotations, touch compatibility,