1. When referring to an operating system, Windows or win is an operating environment created by Microsoft that provides an interface, known as a Graphical User Interface (GUI), for computers. Windows eliminates the need to memorize commands for the command line (MS-DOS) by using a mouse to navigate through menus, dialog boxes, buttons, tabs, and icons.
Microsoft Windows was first introduced with version 1.0 on November 10, 1983. Since its release, there have been over a dozen versions of Windows. The most current version of Windows for end users is Windows 10.
Microsoft Windows help pages
- How to determine your version of Windows.
- Windows 10 help
- Windows 8 and 8.1 help
- Windows 7 help
- Windows Vista help
- Windows XP
- Windows 2000
- Windows NT
- Windows ME
- Windows 98
- Windows 95
- Windows 3.x
- The history of Microsoft Windows.
- Windows programs and run line commands.
- Linux vs. Windows
- Microsoft Windows shortcut keys.
- Computer operating system information and help.
2. The term window is also used to describe the visual square area of a program. See the window definition for additional information about this term.