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Microsoft Windows is a group of several graphical operating system families

Microsoft Windows is a group of several graphical operating system families

Microsoft Windows is a group of several graphical operating system families, all of which are developed, marketed, and sold by Microsoft. Each family caters to a certain sector of the computing industry.

Windowsfamilies include Windows NT and WindowsEmbedded; these may encompass subfamilies, e.g. Windows Embedded Compact (WindowsCE) or WindowsServer. Defunct Windowsamilies include Windows9x, WindowsMobile and WindowsPhone.

Microsoft introduced an operating environment namedWindows on November 20, 1985, as a graphical operating system shell for MS-DOS in response to the growing interest in graphical user interfaces (GUIs).]MicrosoftWindows came to dominate the world’s personal computer (PC) market with over 90% market share, overtaking Mac OS, which had been introduced in 1984