Microsoft’s Windows is a proprietary family of graphical operating systems that serve various computing sectors. Initially released on November 20, 1985, Windows was designed as a graphical user interface for MS-DOS to address the growing demand for GUIs. Windows 11 is the latest version, released in 2021, available for consumer PCs and tablets, while Windows 11 Enterprise and Windows Server 2022 are designed for corporations and servers, respectively.

In recent times, Windows has gained widespread popularity as the most used desktop operating system globally, with a 75% market share as of April 2022, according to StatCounter. However, Android’s remarkable growth has made it the most used operating system worldwide, taking into account both desktop and mobile operating systems.

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