What Is Microsoft Windows?
This section provides a quick introduction of Microsoft Windows operating system.
What Is Windows?
Windows, short for Microsoft Windows, is an operating systems with a graphical user interface developed by Microsoft.
The latest version of Windows is Windows 8 released in 2012 with these major changes:
- User interface has been significantly improved for tablet computers and other touchscreen devices.
The new user interface is based on Microsoft's Metro design language,
and features a new tile-based Start screen similar to that of Windows Phone.
The Start screen displays a customizable array of tiles linking to various apps and desktop programs.
- Integration with online services has been improved too.
Online services are regionally and nationally clipped or censored.
A user can now log in to Windows with a Microsoft account, formally known as a Windows Live ID,
which can be used to access services and synchronize applications and settings between devices.
Windows 8 also ships with a client app for Microsoft's SkyDrive cloud storage service, which also
allows apps to save files directly to SkyDrive.
Here is a list of old releases of Microsoft Windows:
Windows 8 released in 2012.
Windows 7 released in 2009.
Windows Vista released in 2006.
Windows XP released in 2001.
Windows 2000 (NT) released in 2000.
Widows ME (Millennium Edition) released in 2000.
Widows 98 released in 1998.
Windows NT 4.0 release in 1996.
Widows 95 released in 1995.
Windows NT 3.1 released in 1992.
Widows 3.1 released in 1992.
Widows 3.0 released in 1990.
Widows 2.0 released in 1987.
Widows 1.0 released in 1985.
Last update: 2013.
Table of Contents
About This Book
►Introduction to Microsoft Windows
►What Is Microsoft Windows?
Top Features of Windows 7
End User Components of Microsoft Windows
Introduction to Windows Explorer
Introduction to Internet Explorer
"Paint" Program and Computer Graphics
GIMP - GNU Image Manipulation Program
JPEG Image File Format Quality and Size
GIF Image File Format and Transparent Background
"WinZip" - ZIP File Compression Tool
"WinRAR" - RAR and ZIP File Compression Tool
FTP Server, Client and Commands
"FileZilla" - Free FTP Client and Server
Web Server Log Files and Analysis Tool - "Analog"
Spyware Adware Detection and Removal
IE Addon Program Listing and Removal
Vundo (VirtuMonde/VirtuMundo) - vtsts.dll Removal
Trojan and Malware "Puper" Description and Removal
VSToolbar (VSAdd-in.dll) - Description and Removal
Spybot - Spyware Blocker, Detection and Removal
Setting Up and Using Crossover Cable Network
Home Network Gateway - DSL Modem/Wireless Router
Windows Task Manager - The System Performance Tool
"tasklist" Command Line Tool to List Process Information
"msconfig" - System Configuration Tool
Configuring and Managing System Services
Windows Registry Key and Value Management Tools
Startup Programs Removal for Better System Performance
Winsock - Windows Sockets API
Java on Windows
Glossary of Terms
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