Windows it is an English language word that means "window" . Its use in Spanish, however, is almost exclusively linked to a computer system developed by the company Microsoft and marketed from 1985 .
Microsoft Windows is a OS , that is, a set of programs that allows the administration of the resources of a computer . This type of systems starts working when the equipment is turned on to manage the hardware starting from the most basic levels.
It is important to keep in mind that operating systems work on both computers and other electronic devices that use microprocessors (mobile phones, DVD players, etc.). In the case of Windows, its standard version works with computers, although there is also a version for phones (Windows Mobile ).
Precisely in 2013 this software is celebrating its thirtieth anniversary because it was on November 10, 1983 when Bill Gates was encouraged to introduce him. However, it is true that it would not be until two years later when the aforementioned product did not begin to be marketed worldwide.
At that time it came to the market presenting itself as an extension of the well-known MS-DOS system and with a series of features among which it was emphasized that the user was favored by the utilities available to him as well as the ease of handling them.
From that time until today Microsoft Windows has presented several versions with the clear objective of adapting to the times and, above all, to the needs of the user at all times. Thus, among those we should highlight Windows NT, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8, which is the last one so far.
In the aforementioned version that is the most recent we should highlight the fact that it has been presented with an important series of new features. In this case, it includes useful tools and services such as, for example, Xbox live games, Xbox Music, maps, Windows Store, calendar, Bing App or SkyDrive App.
All this without forgetting other interesting and also very practical tools in sports, travel, news, messages, videos and photographs. Of course, without forgetting instruments such as a camera, which make Microsoft Windows a benchmark in the market.
Microsoft dominates the market of operating systems with comfort, since Windows is installed on more than 90% of the computers with access to Internet Worldwide.
Among its main applications (which can be uninstalled by users or replaced by similar ones without the operating system stop working), are the browser Internet Explorer , the media player Windows Media , the image editor Paint and the word processor Wordpad .
The main novelty that Windows brought from its origins was its visual appeal and its ease of use. In fact, his name ("Windows" ) comes from the way in which the system presents the resources of your computer to the user, which facilitates everyday tasks. Windows, however, often receives numerous criticisms for its security problems and other failures.