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Looking Into the History of the Windows Operating System

Windows has been around for more than 3 decades now and it has continued to be the most popular computer operating system through the years. The journey to Windows 10 wasn’t that smooth. There has always been seasons of ups and downs. There are good builds then bad ones but all are instrumental in creating the “Best Windows Yet”.

Most millennials only know Windows XP down to the present Windows 10 but what builds preceded XP? How did Windows OS looked like back then or more importantly what was it’s first name? Knowing the history of Windows gives one a view on how it evolved. In this article, we’ll show the history of the Windows OS in a simple timeline so go ahead and read through each item shown below.

Windows History

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What Makes Windows Popular?

The popularity of the Windows operating system has surpassed any other computer operating system in our modern history. Now, you might be asking what its secret is and if look into it and compare Windows with other operating systems, here’s  what sets it apart from the rest.

  • Affordability: Windows is an affordable operating system compared to others like Mac OS.
  • Wide Support for Programs and Apps: Name any program and there’s a sure version of it for Windows. Mobile apps have also found their way to this popular computer OS starting in Windows 8.
  • User-Friendly Interface: Windows’ popularity is also credited to its well-designed interface that makes it easy to use for both novice and advanced users.

There are even more reasons that we can add but we decided to stick with the top three. The upcoming updates to Windows 10 promises even more improvements which makes everyone so excited! What do you think about Windows? How long have you been using it? Let us know in the comments section below.