Windows Of Windows Operating System

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Windows Operating System
Introduction:
Windows Operating System was developed by Microsoft Corporation, released its first version of Windows in 1985 and it was simply a Graphical User Interface which was offered as an extension to existing MS-DOS. In 2001, Microsoft released Windows XP, which offered various windows packages with multiple editions for business, consumers, developers etc. In 2009 Microsoft developed Windows 7, and its interface was similar to that of Vista and it met different modest system requirements and better speed improvement. In 2012, Windows 8 was released with new User Interface and number of enhancements. It has better advantages like multi-core processing, touch screens and other input methods. In 2015, Microsoft released Windows 10. The OS is designed in such a way to have a consistent interface across various user devices like PC’s, laptops, phones and tablets.
Design Principles underlying the Operating System:
i)Windows is an extensible Operating System. It follows a layered architecture. ii)Windows XP is portable and can be moved from one hardware architecture to another with few changes. iii)It is reliable and uses different hardware mechanisms for protection of virtual memory and various software mechanisms for different operating system resources. iv)Windows is compatible and has high performance.
v)It provides International Support as well.
B) Major elements of Process Management:
A process…
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