Microsoft Windows is a: A) GUI B) Voice User Interface C) Touch User Interface D) CUI

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Updated on: September 11th, 2023

A Microsoft window is often an important factor of a computer GUI (graphical user interface). A window is a portion of the display that houses just one active application. The user can move, resize, hide, or maximize the window. This UI component serves as the inspiration for the Microsoft Windows operating system. Popular client versions include Windows 98, ME, XP, Vista, and 7. Windows 10 was released as the latest version in 2015. The Windows server versions are Windows NT Server, 2000 Server, 2003 Server, and Server 2008 R2.

What is a Microsoft Window?

Windows refers to a group of Microsoft’s operating systems. Windows offers a graphical user interface (GUI), the ability to multitask, manage virtual memory, and is compatible with several external devices. Both 32- and 64-bit versions are accessible. Windows OS comes in client and server versions. Though it started as a vision, Microsoft Windows evolved to have a much greater impact on the IT sector than any other OS. The developers of Microsoft, Bill Gates and Paul Allen, unveiled Windows in 1983.

Basic Functions of Microsoft Windows:

Microsoft Windows was originally released in version 1.0 on November 10, 1983. Thereafter, more than a dozen variations of Windows were made available, including the present iteration, Windows 10. The following are any window’s five essential fundamental features:

  • The hardware’s and user’s interfaces.
  • Coordination of hardware parts.
  • A setting that allows the software to run.
  • Establish a framework for the administration of data.
  • Observe the performance and health of the system.

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