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:

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

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

 PDF Printing Version