Graphic-based operating environment developed by Microsoft.
Short for "Microsoft Windows", this is the most popular operating system for personal computing (popular alternatives being Mac and Linux). Windows provides a graphical user interface (GUI), virtual memory management, multitasking, and support for many peripheral devices. Microsoft Internet Explorer is the default browser that comes bundled with Windows. There are many versions of Windows, e.g. Win 95, Win 98, Win ME, Win 2000, Win XP. Microsoft Windows Homepage offers free downloads, tips, and support information for all Windows platforms. See also: Windows Registry
Name for screens on a user's computer.
Microsoft's proprietary operating system and user interface software released in 1985 to run on top of MS-DOS.
Do not confuse this Microsoft system with the superior X-Windows System.
The rectangles on your screen programs run in.
A widely used set of PC operating systems, including Windows 3.1, 95, 98, NT, 2000, and XP. Vitalnet will run under any version of Windows.
GUI screens typically found in a Windows operating system environment
A popular graphical user interface developed by Microsoft Corporation
This is an operating system written by Microsoft(tm) which runs on the majority of personal computers. This OS comes in a variety of versions (NT, 2000, XP). This allows the user easy access to the computer functions and programs through a series of menus and GUIs or icons. See Graphical User Interface (GUI) and Operating System (OS).
When spelled with a capital, Windows is short of the Microsoft Windows Operating System.
A commonly used operating system produced by Microsoft.
Microsoft`s response to the need for easier system access for the non-technical user. It employs a Graphic User Interface (GUI) which allows the user to choose applications and commands using a Mouse or comparable pointing device. The user would merely need to point to an icon (representative image) to click-on an application or command. There are also pull-down menus with commands categorically arranged. Dialog boxes offer users more refined selections and warn users of possible errors.
GUI interface operating system written by Microsoft® that can refer to a some or all of the Windows® operating systems developed ( Windows® 3.1, Windows® 95, Windows® 98, Windows® 2000, Windows® NT, and Windows® CE).
The name given to the GUI operating environment designed by Microsoft as an add-on for Microsoft DOS (MS-DOS). It has passed through many iterations ranging from the original "Windows" environment, through Windows for Workgroups, Windows NT, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows ME, Windows XP, Windows Vista and so on.
Microsoft software that adds a Mac-like graphical user interface to IBM PCs and compatibles.
Either the Windows 3.1, Windows 95, Windows NT, or Windows 98 operating systems.
Technically, all user interface elements are called windows. A frame is a window that may contain other windows, such as a desktop, document, or docking window.
A graphical operating system that uses windows and runs on top of DOS.
The name of the ubiquitous Microsoft Operating System.
An operating system for PCs.
A software product by Microsoft Corporation that provides a graphical user interface and multitasking capabilities for the MS-DOS environment.
Microsoft's PC architecture, based on a graphical user interface (GUI) like the Apple Macintosh.
An operating system created by Microsoft Corp.
An operating system developed by Microsoft. The latest version is Windows XP. Other versions are 95, 98, NT, ME and 2000.
The Microsoft Windows Operating system, which runs on DOS-based PCs.
Windows is the everyday term for Microsoft Windows that is a multitasking Graphical User Interface that runs under DOS. This user interface is made up of a number of "views" which sit on top of each other - these are the Windows. Tasks are performed by using a mouse to click an Icon, selecting an item from a menu or using the mouse to click on an item on a toolbar.
See Microsoft Windows.
a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation
An informal way of referring to the Microsoft Windows operating systems.
Usually a specific reference to Microsoft Windows graphical user interface.
Media Microsoft's technology for video and audio streaming.
Microsoft's series of operating systems for personal computers. Currently popular versions are Windows 95 and Windows 98.
An operating system for desktop computers, workstations, and network servers. Windows provides a standard interface based on drop-down menus, windowed regions on the screen, and a pointing device such as a mouse.
The now ubiquitous Microsoft standalone operating system with integral graphical user interface, running on top of MS Dos. Version 4.0 is imminent.
The primary PC operating system developed by Microsoft Corporation; the most recent version is Windows XP.
A very common GUI that uses rectangular areas called “windows” on the computer screen to displays data, icons, menus, controls, and other information. A computer screen can display more than one window. Also, a GUI introduced by Microsoft in 1990 as an extension of DOS, and which later became a graphical OS. See interface, object oriented programming.
A family of operating system s from the Microsoft Corporation, standard on most PCs. Windows 95, 98 and ME ( Millenium Edition) are three generations of the version intended mainly for home use; Windows NT and 2000, developed and released in parallel with the 9x family, were intended more for use in office and network environments, supposedly more robust but usually requiring a more powerful computer. The latest version is Windows XP, intended to bring the two different "flavours" together in a unified whole.
When spelt with a capital 'W', stands for Microsoft Windows.
Probably the most famous computer operating system in the world, although some will argue that it's not the best. Developed by Microsoft, it has undergone many transformations since its debut in 1985 and in recent years has been moving more towards the type of graphical interface more commonly found on Macs.
Microsoft's family of graphics-based operating systems.
An operating system that is owned and controlled by Microsoft, see also UNIX.
A family of operating systems for personal computers, Windows dominates the personal computer world, running, by some estimates, on 90% of all personal computers. Like the Macintosh operating environment, Windows provides a graphical user interface (GUI), virtual memory management, multitasking, and support for many peripheral devices. In addition to Windows 3.x and Windows 95, which run on Intel -based machines, Microsoft also sells Windows NT, a more advanced operating system that runs on a variety of hardware platforms.
Microsoft Windows OS
The most common operating system on home and office computers, developed by Microsoft. The most recent version, Windows XP, is installed on more than 50% of all computers in the world. The next generation, code-named Windows Longhorn, is expected to be released early 2007, and be substantially more secure than existing systems.
Bloated, complex, confusing and unstable computer operating system created by Microsoft to frustrate users, prevent hardware manufacturers from introducing new technologies, maintain employment for thousands of Microsoft-certified support technicians, and fill the pockets of Bill Gates.
The most widely used operating system for personal computers. Windows provides a graphical user interface and desktop environment similar to the Macintosh, in which applications are displayed in re-sizable, movable windows on screen.
A GUI for PCs produced by Microsoft.
Windows is the name given to a line of GUI operating systems offered by Microsoft Corporation. The Windows product group currently consists of Windows 3.1, Windows 98, and Windows NT. Collectively, the Windows systems are the most popular means through which personal computers are used. Hey, in order to have overtaken MS-DOS as the operating system of choice, you know Windows has to be pretty neat.
A commercial computer software system that allows text and computer commands to be displayed graphically in moveable boxes or "windows" on the computer screen.
a graphical user interface which runs on DOS, allows you to switch between programs and return to the same point at a later time
The Microsoft Windows family of operating systems, including Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows CE, Windows NT, Windows 2000, and Windows XP.
A rectangular shaped area on the screen of any GUI that contains a program. It also refers to a family of operating systems developed by Microsoft. The...
a software technique that allows a rectangular area of a computer screen to display output from a program. With a number of programs running at one time, several windows can appear on the screen at one time. Information can be cut and pasted from one window to another. The best known version of "windows" is that developed by Microsoft.
A graphical user interface developed by Microsoft. Earlier versions of Windows (such as 3.1) required the DOS operating system in order to work. The newer versions of Windows such as Windows 95, 98 and NT do not require a separate DOS installation.
Windows is short for Microsoft Windows.
A graphically oriented operating system, used on many Personal Computers (PCs), that runs highly graphic software applications.
A graphical user interface developed by Microsoft for DOS (Disk Operating System), sometimes called MS-DOS, the standard operating system for IBM-PC's. The operating system is the software that controls the computer hardware, manages program operations, and handles the flow of data to and from storage devices and peripherals.
Windows is a personal computer operating system from Microsoft.
User interface software with windows released by Microsoft in 1985 to run with MS-DOS.
An operating system for IBM's that offers a graphical user interface.
A family of operating systems created by Microsoft, that run on Intel based IBM compatible machines.
A term associated with Microsoft's operating systems and also to describe a way of graphically displaying and manipulating data.
The now ubiquitous Microsoft standalone operating system with integral graphical user interface, running on top of MS Dos. Back to
A family of operating systems for personal computers. Windows dominates the personal computer world, running, by some estimates, on 90% of all personal computers. The remaining 10% are mostly Macintosh computers. Like the Macintosh operating environment, Windows provides a graphical user interface (GUI), virtual memory management, multitasking, and s upport for many peripheral devices.
The Operating System made by Microsoft for Personal Computers.
A powerful metaphor for how a user interacts with the computer. Methaphorically, a way of "looking into" computer files, directory structures, and applications. The first "windows" based operating system made widely available was the Macintosh operating system. Microsoft later developed its windows-based interface, now called "Microsoft Windows."
A type of GUI (Graphical User Interface) that was originally designed to make DOS more user friendly and useable. The Windows itself is a rectangular portion of the screen that forms a fundamental graphic area in which Windows displays applications. Windows also has the ability to switch or multitask between several programs running at the same time. DOS does not have this ability built in.
3.x, 95, 98, - Windows 3.x (which refers to Windows 3.1 and Windows for Work groups) is a popular, graphical operating environment found on millions of computers. Windows 95 is a more powerful operating system introduced in 1995. Windows 98 was introduced in 1998. Unlike Windows 95 and 98, Windows 3.x requires MS-DOS to run. (See: Operating System)
Windows is the generic everyday term used to refer to the different types of Microsoft Windows.
A way of displaying information in different parts of the screen. Often used as a nickname for Microsoft Windows.
This refers to a family of operating systems developed by Microsoft. The family includes Windows 3.x, Windows 9x, Windows NT and Windows 2000. It can also refer to a rectangular shaped area on your screen that contains a program.
Is Microsofts's line of GUI OS. The Windows line includes Windows 3.x, Windows 95, 98, 2000 and NT. This also refers to any subscreen (child) in a GUI UI. This term is often used to refer to a UNIX system with XWINDOWS.
Microsoft Windows is a GUI and windowing system which runs on top of MS-DOS. Although first developed in the mid-80's it did not gain wide acceptance until the release of version 3.0 in 1990. The current release is 3.1.
Microsoft graphical environment, allowing to use simultaneously several applications, to exchange information between applications, and file management.
a popular Graphical User Interface (GUI) that allows users to easily access the resources of a personal computer.
A program providing a graphical user interface. The user communicates with the computer by pointing to and selecting icons, rather than by typing commands on the keyboard.
Microsoft's proprietary operating system and user interface used on PCs.
A computer operating system developed by Microsoft
An operating system by Microsoft. When speaking about web hosting, Windows servers run Windows 2000 Server or Windows 2003 Server instead of Windows XP.
an inclusive term covering Windows 3.1, Windows 3.11, Windows 95 and Windows NT. See DOS, Microsoft, GUI, Wintel. .
A casual way of referring to the Microsoft Windows operating systems.
The Microsoft graphical interface operating system, which allows you to have numerous programs open at any one time and to move between them. Each program you open appears in a separate 'window' hence the operating systems name 'Windows'. The main advantage of Windows is that it allows you to have several programs open and running at the same time. You can switch between open programs by using the buttons on the taskbar.
Most commonly used Operating System available in several flavors. For example Windows NT, 2000, 98, ME, etc.
Microsoft operating system with a graphical user interface. 1.9, 1.20, 8.18 desktop, 3.4-5 features of, 8.19 graphical user interface, 1.12 starting computer and, 8.6 UNIX vs., 8.25
An operating system for the PC that includes a graphical user interface. WinSock WinSock (short for Windows Sockets) is a standard way for Windows programs to work with TCP/IP. You use it if you connect your Windows PC directly to the Internet, either with a permanent connection or with a modem by using SLIP or PPP.
Microsoft Windows is a range of closed source proprietary commercial operating systems for personal computers and servers.
Family of GUI operating systems produced by Microsoft Corporation. Some examples: Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows XP, Windows 95, etc. Some jokingly describes it as: 32 bit extensions and a graphical shell for a 16 bit patch to an bit operating system originally coded for a bit microprocessor, written by a bit company that can't stand bit of competition.
the name for Microsoft’s version of a graphical user interface. Since Windows 95 this has included the underlying operating system as well.
a series of operating systems that run on top of DOS, providing a GUI environment. Microsoft Corporation claims this term as a trademark.
Microsoft Windows Betriebssystem
A Microsoft operating system that features multiple screen and a graphical user interface
1. A Microsoft operating system that operates in a GUI environment. 2. A group of screens in user interface.
An operating system introduced by Microsoft Corporation in 1983. Windows is a multitasking graphical user interface environment that runs on both MS-DOS-based computers (Windows and Windows for Workgroups) and as a self-contained operating system (Windows 95, Windows NT). Windows provides a standard interface based on drop-down menus, windowed regions on the screen, and a pointing device such as a mouse.
A Microsoft operating system with a graphical user interface. Current standards are 3.1 or higher.
PC software which started life as an add-on to PC-DOS that provided a GUI and allowed a PC to run multiple concurrent PC-DOS sessions. The success of Windows 3.0 was instrumental in Microsoft’s abandonment of OS/2 and all the resulting traumas in the IBM-Microsoft relationship. Beginning in the mid 1990s with Windows NT and Windows 95, it became a full blown operating system without PC-DOS, though Windows 95 was tied very closely to PC-DOS to ensure compatibility. Windows 98 and Me followed 95, dead ending the DOS heritage. Both Windows Me and Windows 2000, which replaced NT, were replaced by Windows XP, a new version of Windows 2000. The Windows server operating systems are Windows 2002.
Windows is software that typically runs on IBM compatible microcomputers, before the Windows 95 system, it ran "on top of" DOS. Since many Internet applications incorporate or use a graphical presentation, people tend to be happier running Internet applications under Windows, rather than just DOS.