Microsoft’s Windows, a proprietary family of graphical operating systems, debuted on November 20, 1985, as a graphical user interface for MS-DOS. Windows 11, the latest version released in 2021, caters to consumer PCs and tablets, with Enterprise and Server editions tailored for corporations and servers. Windows has become the most widely used desktop operating system globally, boasting a 75% market share as of April 2022, per StatCounter. However, Android’s impressive growth has propelled it to the position of the most used operating system worldwide, considering both desktop and mobile systems.

  • Developer: Microsoft
  • First Release: 1985
  • Latest Release: Windows 11 (September 2022)
  • Website: Microsoft Windows