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[Windows] – 25 years Looking back – one world technology

Dated 20/11/2010 for a period marked 25 years that the most popular operating system based personal computers have existed, no matter what anyone says we can not deny the contributions as well as achievements that the operating system has brought the information technology industry in the world. Articles for synthesized images as well as some information about the version of Windows over time.

[1985] – Windows 1.0

Launched on 20/11/1985, Windows 1.0 can not create as much fame later versions, this is the operating system works on the MS-DOS 2.0, 256KB memory requirements and can run on your hard drive 2 floppy disk or run simultaneously. Windows 1.0 software that contains pretty much still in use today (with upgrades of course) such as Notepad, Calendar, and Paint. Windows 1.0 is not allowing the application window overlaps each other, this will only appear in version 2.0.

[1987] – Windows 2.0

Windows 2.0 supports several new features, but (of course) and raise hardware requirements. Windows 2.0 users must have 512KB of memory and requires DOS 3.0. Last updated version of the operating system is 2.11 also requires the user to use the hard drive. Windows 2.0 started appearing more software than the Windows platform, such as Excel or Word. Some software from developers for the Mac before it is passed as PageMaker Windows. Windows 2.0 version is also being sued Apple for the company that Microsoft’s operating system interface of their violations, this matter is resolved only seven years later.

[1990] – Windows 3.0

Windows 3.0 debuted in 1990 and 3.1 heir born 2 years later is the first operating system Microsoft will show world domination in a long time. Even though today, most of us thought it was bad but at the time of release, it is considered clean and beautiful. All Windows 3.0 logo was redesigned to use standard VGA with 16 bit color. Windows 3.0 enhanced memory management, increase access and allow DOS programs to run on virtual machines. This version was also released feature allows the use of swap hard drives to access files where in the case ran out of memory. This version also marks the first time the program can run DOS multitasking on separate windows can be resized (previously required to run in full screen mode). Supported by multimedia features such as CD-ROM should require a minimum of RAM Windows version 3.00a is 640KB and 256KB of extended memory to add more. Later, Microsoft TrueType fonts supported in Windows 3.1 enables users to view and print better quality fonts, this version uses the standard network time is NetWare.

[1993] – Windows NT 3.1

Launched in July 1993, Windows NT was built for business rather than end users, it is made to improve stability as well as better security. Windows NT 3.1 supports 32-bit instead of the previous 16-bit architecture, but the first version of NT architecture but it has been named to match the 3.1 versions for individual clients. Windows NT requires 80386 CPU, 12MB RAM (16MB recommended) and 90MB hard drive space. Later, Microsoft also continues with three new NT: NT 3.5 in 1994, NT 3.51 in 1995 and 1996 was NT 4.0. Finally, we see the move to Windows NT 2000.

[1995] – Windows 95

Windows 95, released in August 1995 was the first combined Windows and DOS on a single object instead of DOS before installing Windows on it. This is also a Windows version for customers who supported the family’s first 32-bit, Windows 95 is built by both the 16bit and 32bit command line. It has many improvements to the graphical interface that persists to this day, such as the Taskbar and Start menu.

Stable than Windows 95 ahead of many seniors, it is also the first Windows operating system supports Plug and Play standard and Intel’s name for longer than 8 characters. On minimum requirements, Windows 95 requires 80 836 DX CPU, 4MB RAM and 120MB hard drive. However, to run smoothly, you should have a 80486 processor and 8MB RAM.

[1998] – Windows 98

Windows 95 is a big step, but Windows 98 can not do the same thing. However, it also has the remarkable changes, such as support for standard Winsock (TCP / IP) directly into the operating system instead of installing add-on form. This is also the first time Internet Explorer is integrated into a portion of the operating system, one of the biggest causes to fall into the Microsoft antitrust case of U.S. Department of Justice.

Windows 98 also supports USB better than Windows 95. The operating system comes with a new feature is the Active Desktop allows transmission of online information about the machine, but because there are too many errors should have been removed in the following. Windows 98 requires 486DX2 66MHz CPU and 16MB RAM (24MB recommended) and 500MB hard drive space.

2000: Windows 2000:

The successor to NT 4.0 was released in February 2000 and also focus on business. Windows 2000 has many different versions, additional features available such as Internet Explorer on Windows 98 and Plug and Play. Windows 2000 also supports the Encrypting File System and Active Directory for businesses. System Requirements: Windows 2000, depending on the version of server or desktop (Windows 2000 Pro). Copyright 2000 Pro requires 133MHz Pentium CPU, 32MB RAM (64MB recommended) with 650MB and 2GB hard drive space.

[2000] – Windows ME (Milennium Edition)

Launched at the beginning of the new millennium, but Windows ME is one of the worst failures of Microsoft with a series of errors, lack of compatibility between hardware and software, customers have a problem when installing …. Many people think that Windows ME is nothing more than a marketing slogan for Microsoft in an effort to make “something” for sale in the 2000 holiday shopping. Windows ME requires 150MHz processor, 32MB RAM and 320MB hard drive space for installation. Recommended configuration is a 300MHz, 64MB and 2GB hard drive. ME operating system is finally integrated architecture of Microsoft DOS.

[2001] – Windows XP

Introduced in August 2001, Windows XP is Microsoft’s big breakthrough was in many ways. XP is the first version does not use DOS as a platform architecture, and supports both 32 bit and 64 bit in two separate versions. XP is a combination of Windows 2000 on heavy capital and security of Windows for home users, resulting in more stable products and the interface is much better than the elder went first, more colorful, more modern. Windows XP debuted along with new features such as Themes change the background wallpaper, remote desktop, remote computer control. There are 2 versions of XP Home Edition and a Professional. Whether introduced nine years ago, but XP is still one of the most used Windows, it also emerged as another option alongside Windows 7 now. XP requires the user must have 233MHz CPU (should be 300MHz) and 64MB RAM (128MB recommended) as well as 1.5 GB of hard drive space.

[2006] – Windows Vista

Introduced in August 2001, Windows XP is Microsoft’s big breakthrough was in many ways. XP is the first version does not use DOS as a platform architecture, and supports both 32 bit and 64 bit in two separate versions. XP is a combination of Windows 2000 on heavy capital and security of Windows for home users, resulting in more stable products and the interface is much better than the elder went first, more colorful, more modern. Windows XP debuted along with new features such as Themes change the background wallpaper, remote desktop, remote computer control. There are 2 versions of XP Home Edition and a Professional. Whether introduced nine years ago, but XP is still one of the most used Windows, it also emerged as another option alongside Windows 7 now. XP requires the user must have 233MHz CPU (should be 300MHz) and 64MB RAM (128MB recommended) as well as 1.5 GB of hard drive space.

[2009] – Windows 7

Windows 7 release in October 2009 as the current operating system of Microsoft. Windows 7 Aero retained but instead of adding a series of new effects, Windows 7 focuses on repairing the mistakes of Vista. Most Vista users upgrade to Windows 7 is not as difficult as from XP to Vista, the operating system is also much more stable. Windows 7 also supports several new features, such as editing the taskbar, start menu with Aero Peek, Aero Aero Snap and Shake. Some features of Windows Vista such as Photo Gallery and Windows Mail is also equipped with Windows 7.

Windows 7 also comes with many different versions such as Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional and Ultimate. The basic configuration of a lot like Vista with Windows 7 1GHz CPU, 1GB RAM, 16GB hard drive to 20GB for the 32-bit or 64 bit and of course the graphics card supports Aero.

So what next? According to Microsoft’s website, the company seems to expect the total cloud, when the generation now retired from the netbook has a DVD drive, a few generations have rekindled use SSD drives, and time point where the Internet has become popular as today.

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