1. Common term used to describe a desktop computer.
2. When referring to an operating system or GUI, the Desktop is a system of organization of icons on a screen. The Microsoft Windows Desktop was first introduced with Microsoft Windows 95 and has been included with all versions of Windows since then. Below is a basic example of the Microsoft Windows desktop.
Windows 95 Desktop
In the above picture, is an example of the Microsoft Windows 95 Desktop. In this picture, there are Desktop icons on the left-hand-side of the window, blue and white clouds for the wallpaper, and the Taskbar is found on the bottom of the screen.
Tip: Press the Windows key + D at any time to get to the Desktop.