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Windows

Windows
A family of operating systems developed by Microsoft, which uses a graphical user interface (GUI) instead of a command line one.

Windows is a generic term encompassing all the different versions of Windows released by Microsoft and includes:

  • Windows 8 (Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 RT)
  • Windows 2012 Server
  • Windows 2008 Server
  • Windows 7 (Ultimate, Enterprise, Professional, Home Premium, Home Basic or Starter)
  • Windows Vista (Ultimate, Business, Home Premium or Home Basic)
  • Windows 2003 Server
  • Windows XP (Home or Professional)
  • Windows 2000 (Server or Professional, which are collectively known as Windows 2000)
  • Windows NT 4 (Server or Workstation, which are collectively known as Windows NT)
  • Windows NT 3.5 - collectively known as Windows NT
  • Windows ME - collectively known as Windows 9x
  • Windows 98SE - collectively known as Windows 9x
    Windows 98SE was a second release of Windows 98 with some additional features not found in the original release.
  • Windows 98 - collectively known as Windows 9x
  • Windows 95 - collectively known as Windows 9x
  • Windows 3.11 - also known as Windows for Workgroups (WFW)
  • Windows 3.1 - Windows 3, 3.1 and 3.11 are also collectively referred to as Windows 3.x
  • Windows 3 (Windows 3.0)
  • Windows 2
  • Windows 1

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