Launched in 1985, the very first Microsoft software was called the Windows 1.0. It was an operating system that was first called ‘Interface Manager’ and was renamed as ‘Windows’ because the name best describes the boxes (‘windows) that were fundamental to the new system. It was described by the founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates, as a “unique software designed for the serious PC user”.
Fast forward to now, the Microsoft Windows Operating System has since evolved and became one of the dominating operating systems in the world for personal computing (the others being Linux and Apple’s iOS). The Microsoft Windows OS (Operating System) has gone from being an OS only for computers to an OS for handheld devices and mobile phones.
With the recent launch of Microsoft Windows 10 in mid-2015, Microsoft has proven themselves to be constantly involving to keep up with the ever-growing tech market. This all-new OS is free to download and can be used on any qualified devices (Such as tablets, PCs, smartphones and Xbox consoles).
Windows Apps For You and Yours
Other than operating systems, Microsoft has other applications (also known as ‘apps’) that are supported by Windows OS for ease of use for its users. Among the most used apps for users of the Windows OS are:
- Microsoft Office
Windows: From Office To Home
Microsoft Office is the name for a set of applications that can be used for data management and so much more. Among the applications included in it are:
- Microsoft Word (for creating and editing documents)
- Microsoft Excel (for creating tables)
- Microsoft PowerPoint (for creating slides)
- Microsoft OneNote (for digital note taking)
Windows: Easy Storage And Access
The Microsoft OneDrive (previously called SkyDrive) is an online storage service that lets you store your personal files for easy access on other devices. It is easy to work with and can be used for both business and personal purposes.
Windows: Stay Connected
A replacement for Windows Live Messenger, Skype helps you stay connected with loved ones around the globe. It supports instant messaging, voice calls as well as video conferencing. It can be used to make low-cost calls to mobile phones and/or landlines around the world.
Windows - The Best Choice For Work and Home
An easy to use OS with affordable applications that can make life easy for its users, it is no doubt Microsoft Windows is a dominant player in the tech market.