Nowadays you can see computers everywhere and seems that the people have been using them for ages. However, the early beginning of the computers is setted on 1982 more or less. This post is related to Windows, the most used computer system: Windows, whose creator, Bill Gates, developed in his own garage and later became him in the wealthiest person all over the world. The beginning of the computers and its developing has been very closely related with the information society since their beginning.
The early sustems: Windows 1.0 and Windows 2.0 were not very extended. Later created systems were more accepted and Windows 3.0 and 3.1 went into some homes. After those Windows 95 which was released three times until 1998 when they relased Windows 2000 which allowed the user to set the computer’s settings back to an earlier date. Their first attempt, Windows 2000, failed to meet their goals, and was released as a business system. The home consumer edition of Windows 2000, codenamed “Windows Neptune”, ceased development and Microsoft released Windows Me in its place.Microsoft left little time for Windows Me become popular before announcing their next version of Windows which would be called XP. Windows XP has two versions Home Edition and Professional, however, both of them were used at home. There were just few little differences between them.
The latest version, Windows Vista is not very popular, how ever, when Bill Gates left Microsoft this summer he took with him Windows XP so now there is no possibility of buy it legally, that made that Windows Vista increasing his sales.
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