Short Microsoft Operating System History

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Short Microsoft Operating System History
Microsoft has released quite a few operating systems in its corporation’s leading distribution of personal computer tenure. From its acquisition of “86-DOS” to its latest release version of “Windows 8,” Microsoft continues to develop the personal computer in all changing environments. Personal computers for the home and business have been by large numbers dominated by Microsoft’s operation systems with a track record of new and innovating features. Microsoft’s journey began 1980 where the purchase of the “86-DOS” license was made. Microsoft was in the business to develop a new operating system for the new Intel processor coming onto the market. With programmers going to work and corporate
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Microsoft had introduced a new dramatic change to its graphical user interface, said to make the use of the system more user friendly. Features included were: new start menu, new additions to Windows Explorer, taskbar grouping, improved system restore, a network wizard, user account switching, and many more. Developers were able to keep “Windows XP” going long with automatic updates and major “Service Pack” updates. These updates were key to “Windows XP” continued stability and existence that is used in over 70% of businesses today. Finally I’ll mention “Windows 7” (Version 6.1.7600). It was the successor to the unreliable “Windows Vista” operating system. “Windows Vista” took at leap into the design of its desktop and animations trying to compete with Apple’s successful and aesthetically GUI. It seemed the Microsoft developers forgot to upgrade the actually functionality of the operating system causing all sorts of 3rd party developer problems and compatibility was a huge issue for businesses. “Windows 7” was specifically designed for application and hardware compatibility. It did keep the Vista GUI with the new Aero interface and enhanced features. Microsoft focused on new multi-touch capabilities and new instant search feature. Things were actually taken out of the previous build such as “Windows Mail, Windows Movie Maker, and Windows Photo Gallery.” These applications and more would
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