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Microsoft Windows
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Company / developer Microsoft
OS family MS-DOS/Windows 9x-based, Windows CE, Windows NT
Working state Publicly released
Source model Closed source / Shared source
Latest stable release Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2
NT 6.1 Build 7600 (7600.16385.090713-1255)
 (22 October 2009; 4 month(s) ago (2009-10-22)) [+/−]
Latest unstable release [+/−]
License MS-EULA
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.Microsoft Windows is a series of software operating systems and graphical user interfaces produced by Microsoft.^ Windows is a modest operating system ...
  • Longhorn Gets a Name: Windows Vista | Betanews 28 January 2010 2:10 UTC www.betanews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Windows is a lifeless operating system.
  • Maclive.net:: Windows Vista: First of a Kind Features? 28 January 2010 2:10 UTC www.maclive.net [Source type: General]

^ Documentation for the Windows operating systems.
  • Windows 11 January 2010 6:35 UTC docs.hp.com [Source type: Academic]

.Microsoft first introduced an operating environment named Windows in November 1985 as an add-on to MS-DOS in response to the growing interest in graphical user interfaces (GUIs).^ The first version of Microsoft Windows ships, providing the PC community with its first “Mac ” like graphical user interface.
  • AN INCOMPLETE HISTORY OF PERSONAL COMPUTING Ver. 6.3 18 September 2009 9:09 UTC incomphist.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

^ I think this name is due to all those changes in the user interface, that pretend to make it a "vista agradável" (English, "pleasant sight").
  • Longhorn Gets a Name: Windows Vista | Betanews 28 January 2010 2:10 UTC www.betanews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The simple fact is also that the Mac was first, and nearly every product Microsoft made in their early days was for Mac, because there was no such thing as Windows.
  • Maclive.net:: Windows Vista: First of a Kind Features? 28 January 2010 2:10 UTC www.maclive.net [Source type: General]

[1] .Microsoft Windows came to dominate the world's personal computer market, overtaking Mac OS, which had been introduced previously.^ Microsoft make thier own Hardware and computers to load their Windows on then we shall see the difference ...
  • Longhorn Gets a Name: Windows Vista | Betanews 28 January 2010 2:10 UTC www.betanews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The simple fact is also that the Mac was first, and nearly every product Microsoft made in their early days was for Mac, because there was no such thing as Windows.
  • Maclive.net:: Windows Vista: First of a Kind Features? 28 January 2010 2:10 UTC www.maclive.net [Source type: General]

^ Just because you have a superior product doesn't mean you automatically gain market share, it took me until the second rev of OS X to switch becasue windows was so better until OS X came out, time will tell.
  • Maclive.net:: Windows Vista: First of a Kind Features? 28 January 2010 2:10 UTC www.maclive.net [Source type: General]

.As of October 2009, Windows had approximately 91% of the market share of the client operating systems for usage on the Internet.^ Windows is a modest operating system ...
  • Longhorn Gets a Name: Windows Vista | Betanews 28 January 2010 2:10 UTC www.betanews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Windows is a lifeless operating system.
  • Maclive.net:: Windows Vista: First of a Kind Features? 28 January 2010 2:10 UTC www.maclive.net [Source type: General]

^ Documentation for the Windows operating systems.
  • Windows 11 January 2010 6:35 UTC docs.hp.com [Source type: Academic]

[2][3][4] .The most recent client version of Windows is Windows 7; the most recent server version is Windows Server 2008 R2; the most recent mobile device version is Windows Mobile 6.5.^ HP Integrity Servers Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2008 SP2 Overview .
  • Windows 11 January 2010 6:35 UTC docs.hp.com [Source type: Academic]
  • Windows 25 January 2010 16:016 UTC docs.hp.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Installation (Smart Setup) Guide, Windows Server 2008, v6.1 .
  • Windows 11 January 2010 6:35 UTC docs.hp.com [Source type: Academic]
  • Windows 25 January 2010 16:016 UTC docs.hp.com [Source type: Academic]

^ I just wanted to share what if found to be the easiest way to install my Windows 2008 Server from USB stick.
  • Roderick van Domburg's Cache » Installing Windows XP from USB 11 January 2010 6:35 UTC www.vandomburg.net [Source type: General]

Contents

Versions

.The term Windows collectively describes any or all of several generations of Microsoft operating system products.^ Windows is a lifeless operating system.
  • Maclive.net:: Windows Vista: First of a Kind Features? 28 January 2010 2:10 UTC www.maclive.net [Source type: General]

^ Documentation for the Windows operating systems.
  • Windows 25 January 2010 16:016 UTC docs.hp.com [Source type: Academic]

^ NTManage provides a solution for the detection, diagnosis, notification, and intelligent management of all Windows NT system errors, network faults, and performance degradations.

These products are generally categorized as follows:

Early versions

.The history of Windows dates back to September 1981, when the project named "Interface Manager" was started.^ After that I switch power back on and get the screen that offers to start up Windows in safe mode, which I skip over.
  • MacWindows Report: Boot Camp in Leopard Tips and Reports 17 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.macwindows.com [Source type: General]

^ Going back into Windows, there is much damage done to the HDD image and the Tools installation starts all over again with the same non-results.
  • Special Report: Running Windows on a Mac with Parallels, Reports and Tips 17 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.macwindows.com [Source type: General]

^ When switching back from Windows the date and time can be hours out of sync.
  • MacWindows Report: Boot Camp in Leopard Tips and Reports 17 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.macwindows.com [Source type: General]

.It was announced in November 1983 (after the Apple Lisa, but before the Macintosh) under the name "Windows", but Windows 1.0 was not released until November 1985.[5] The shell of Windows 1.0 was a program known as the MS-DOS Executive.^ Windows Vista (then known as Longhorn) before Apple even considered adding them to the OS. http://www.winsupersite.com/reviews/longhorn_alpha...
  • Maclive.net:: Windows Vista: First of a Kind Features? 28 January 2010 2:10 UTC www.maclive.net [Source type: General]

^ If you want Windows 95 to boot up like a regular MS-DOS session, do the following: .

^ For example, if you tell Windows NT Workstation 4.0 you want to send an MS-DOS Print Screen directly to the printer, you won't get any printer output until the printer gets enough data to fill up an entire page.

.Other supplied programs were Calculator, Calendar, Cardfile, Clipboard viewer, Clock, Control Panel, Notepad, Paint, Reversi, Terminal, and Write.^ If not, with the Windows 95 installation CD in your CD-ROM drive, open the Control Panel and double-click Add/Remove Programs.

^ Open the Control Panel, select Add/Remove Programs, and select the Windows Setup tab.

^ Open the Control Panel (Start, Settings, Control Panel), double-click Add/Remove Programs, and click the Windows Setup tab.

Windows 1.0 did not allow overlapping windows, due to Apple Computer owning this feature[citation needed]. Instead all windows were tiled. .Only dialog boxes could appear over other windows.^ If so, the log-on dialog box appears.

^ You can also run Windows NT Explorer and choose Help, About Windows NT. This produces the same dialog box you saw in My Computer.

^ Note that this method minimizes all the active windows--it does not minimize dialog boxes.

.Windows 2.0 was released in October 1987 and featured several improvements to the user interface and memory management.^ (Another Virtual PC feature) The new version also includes several dozen bug fixes and stability improvements.
  • Special Report: Running Windows on a Mac with Parallels, Reports and Tips 17 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.macwindows.com [Source type: General]

^ This new release adds significant new features, including Coherence Mode, which hides the Windows desktop while displaying Windows applications, much as Classic mode displayed OS 9 applications in Mac OS X on PowerPC Macs.
  • Special Report: Running Windows on a Mac with Parallels, Reports and Tips 17 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.macwindows.com [Source type: General]

^ Serviceguard Manager Version A.05.00 Release Notes, October 2005 .
  • Windows 11 January 2010 6:35 UTC docs.hp.com [Source type: Academic]

[5] .Windows 2.0 allowed application windows to overlap each other and also introduced more sophisticated keyboard-shortcuts.^ Click OK, bury yourself inside a window or an application, and press the Shortcut key.

^ I think you also forgot what other thing I said: There are more programs that support windows rather than Mac.
  • Maclive.net:: Windows Vista: First of a Kind Features? 28 January 2010 2:10 UTC www.maclive.net [Source type: General]

^ Tired of stretching your hands from one end of the keyboard to the other to reach those oft-used keyboard shortcuts (such as Ctrl-Alt-Delete)?

It could also make use of expanded memory.
.Windows 2.1 was released in two different flavors: Windows/386 employed the 386 virtual 8086 mode to multitask several DOS programs, and the paged memory model to emulate expanded memory using available extended memory.^ I used combination of CCC and Disk Utility to expand the Boot Camp partition without Windows reinstallation.
  • MacWindows Report: Boot Camp in Leopard Tips and Reports 17 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.macwindows.com [Source type: General]

^ We recently ran a tip discussing keyboard techniques you can use to expand and collapse folders and subfolders in Windows NT Explorer.

^ I have Fusion 2.0, which allow dual monitor for Windows XP and Vista to use two monitors.
  • MacWindows Report: Boot Camp in Leopard Tips and Reports 17 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.macwindows.com [Source type: General]

.Windows/286 (which, despite its name, would run on the 8086) still ran in real mode, but could make use of the high memory area.^ If I got an iMac cheap, it would still cost me about two hundred to five hundred, by the time I got it up & running...
  • Maclive.net:: Windows Vista: First of a Kind Features? 28 January 2010 2:10 UTC www.maclive.net [Source type: General]

^ Andrew McKenzie reports that Parallels Desktop can do something that Virtual PC could not do: use a USB security dongle in Windows.
  • Special Report: Running Windows on a Mac with Parallels, Reports and Tips 17 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.macwindows.com [Source type: General]

^ When you use the Copy command at the Windows NT 4.0 command prompt, it will fail to warn you when you're about to copy over a file of the same name.

.The early versions of Windows were often thought of as simply graphical user interfaces, mostly because they ran on top of MS-DOS and used it for file system services.^ I simply clicked on the TELEPHONE button in the activation window, called MS and went through the activation ID number fiasco.
  • Special Report: Running Windows on a Mac with Parallels, Reports and Tips 17 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.macwindows.com [Source type: General]

^ To delete a screen saver from your Screen Saver list (and from your system entirely), you need to do just the opposite: Delete its *.scr file from the Windows/System folder.

^ If the screen saver does not appear in the Install/Uninstall list (and most won't), look in the Windows/System folder for the corresponding *.scr file and delete it.

[6] .However, even the earliest 16-bit Windows versions already assumed many typical operating system functions; notably, having their own executable file format and providing their own device drivers (timer, graphics, printer, mouse, keyboard and sound) for applications.^ It requires a functional Windows system.
  • Roderick van Domburg's Cache » Installing Windows XP from USB 11 January 2010 6:35 UTC www.vandomburg.net [Source type: General]

^ Windows is a lifeless operating system.
  • Maclive.net:: Windows Vista: First of a Kind Features? 28 January 2010 2:10 UTC www.maclive.net [Source type: General]

^ Documentation for the Windows operating systems.
  • Windows 25 January 2010 16:016 UTC docs.hp.com [Source type: Academic]

.Unlike MS-DOS, Windows allowed users to execute multiple graphical applications at the same time, through cooperative multitasking.^ I simply clicked on the TELEPHONE button in the activation window, called MS and went through the activation ID number fiasco.
  • Special Report: Running Windows on a Mac with Parallels, Reports and Tips 17 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.macwindows.com [Source type: General]

^ In response, P. Howes writes, "The one annoyance with that is every time Windows 95 wants the CD for something, it will prompt the user to enter the correct path.

^ A Windows 95 system shutdown closes the registry, and drops you back to a DOS session, but displays a graphics message for you to turn off your computer.

.Windows implemented an elaborate, segment-based, software virtual memory scheme, which allowed it to run applications larger than available memory: code segments and resources were swapped in and thrown away when memory became scarce, and data segments moved in memory when a given application had relinquished processor control, typically waiting for user input.^ Running Windows on Intel-powered Macs , a survey of available solutions Boot Camp in Leopard Tips and Reports Boot Camp in Tiger Tips and Reports Why Windows doesn't see more than 2 GB RAM VMware Fusion Reports and Tips VMware Fusion beta (the prelease version) Reports and Tips CrossOver: running Windows applications without Windows VirtualBox Beta Tips and Reports Apple allows users to run Leopard Server in a virtual machine .
  • Special Report: Running Windows on a Mac with Parallels, Reports and Tips 17 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.macwindows.com [Source type: General]

^ To access this setting, open the Control Panel and then choose System, Performance, and finally Virtual Memory.

^ I can't utilize the AutoCAD revit software in Parallels since it only has 512 BM memory and a puny virtual graphics card.
  • MacWindows Report: Boot Camp in Leopard Tips and Reports 17 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.macwindows.com [Source type: General]

[citation needed]
Windows OS market share
Source Net Applications[7] Awio[8] StatCounter[9]
Date February 2010 February 2010 February 2010
All versions 91.64% 85.77% 92.57%
Windows XP 65.49% 53.6% 61.17%
Windows Vista 16.51% 20.07% 21.14%
Windows 7 8.92% 10.66% 10.26%
Windows 2000 0.56% 0.43%
Windows 98 0.07%
Windows CE 0.05%
Windows Me 0.04%
Windows Server 2003 1.01%

Windows 3.0 and 3.1

.Windows 3.0 (1990) and Windows 3.1 (1992) improved the design, mostly because of virtual memory and loadable virtual device drivers (VxDs) which allowed them to share arbitrary devices between multitasked DOS windows.^ It booted fine but when I tried to install boot camp drivers it failed because the Windows XP was not actually an SP2.
  • MacWindows Report: Boot Camp in Leopard Tips and Reports 17 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.macwindows.com [Source type: General]

^ This happens when windows is loading the USB devices drivers and the USB driver “resets” the USB bus.
  • Roderick van Domburg's Cache » Installing Windows XP from USB 11 January 2010 6:35 UTC www.vandomburg.net [Source type: General]

^ By Michael Y on January 23, 2006 at 9:10 PM I've been a DOS/Windows user since 1992 and only recently got a PowerBook G4 17".
  • Maclive.net:: Windows Vista: First of a Kind Features? 28 January 2010 2:10 UTC www.maclive.net [Source type: General]

.July 2007" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] Also, Windows applications could now run in protected mode (when Windows was running in Standard or 386 Enhanced Mode), which gave them access to several megabytes of memory and removed the obligation to participate in the software virtual memory scheme.^ Protects the Windows virtual machine from viruses, spyware (identity theft, confidential data leakage, etc), and malware.
  • Special Report: Running Windows on a Mac with Parallels, Reports and Tips 17 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.macwindows.com [Source type: General]

^ To access this setting, open the Control Panel and then choose System, Performance, and finally Virtual Memory.

^ Andrew McKenzie reports that Parallels Desktop can do something that Virtual PC could not do: use a USB security dongle in Windows.
  • Special Report: Running Windows on a Mac with Parallels, Reports and Tips 17 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.macwindows.com [Source type: General]

.They still ran inside the same address space, where the segmented memory provided a degree of protection, and multi-tasked cooperatively.^ Task Manager provides information about the application, including its memory use.

^ Coherence *still* doesn't work on my multi-monitor setup, even though they claim it does.
  • Special Report: Running Windows on a Mac with Parallels, Reports and Tips 17 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.macwindows.com [Source type: General]

.For Windows 3.0, Microsoft also rewrote critical operations from C into assembly, making this release faster and less memory-hungry than its predecessors.^ To make this change, use the NT Registry Editor to modify the following key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows: For the value NoWorkgroupContents, set the value to 1.

^ "Is it possible to make a Windows 95 hotkey or a macro that will allow you to insert your name and address into any application by pressing a key, such as F7?"

^ My own experience through various practices I have worked are that windows based systems are making in-roads into what I thought was a Mac-based industry.
  • Maclive.net:: Windows Vista: First of a Kind Features? 28 January 2010 2:10 UTC www.maclive.net [Source type: General]

.July 2007" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] With the introduction of the Windows for Workgroups 3.11, Windows was able to bypass DOS for file management operations using 32-bit file access.^ July 11, 2007 .
  • Special Report: Running Windows on a Mac with Parallels, Reports and Tips 17 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.macwindows.com [Source type: General]

^ I am running Microsoft Windows Vista 32 Bit with Service Pack 1 on my Intel Based iMac.
  • MacWindows Report: Boot Camp in Leopard Tips and Reports 17 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.macwindows.com [Source type: General]

^ When you use the Copy command at the Windows NT 4.0 command prompt, it will fail to warn you when you're about to copy over a file of the same name.

[citation needed]

Windows 95, 98, and Me

.Windows 95 was released in 1995, featuring a new user interface, support for long file names of up to 255 characters, and the ability to automatically detect and configure installed hardware (plug and play).^ The new version adds support for Windows Vista Release Candidate 1.
  • Special Report: Running Windows on a Mac with Parallels, Reports and Tips 17 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.macwindows.com [Source type: General]

^ Unfortunately, Windows 95's Find feature doesn't include attributes as one of its search criteria.

^ When you use the Copy command at the Windows NT 4.0 command prompt, it will fail to warn you when you're about to copy over a file of the same name.

.It could natively run 32-bit applications, and featured several technological improvements that increased its stability over Windows 3.1. There were several OEM Service Releases (OSR) of Windows 95, each of which was roughly equivalent to a service pack.^ I am running Microsoft Windows Vista 32 Bit with Service Pack 1 on my Intel Based iMac.
  • MacWindows Report: Boot Camp in Leopard Tips and Reports 17 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.macwindows.com [Source type: General]

^ Windows 95 opens the file's native application and prints the file.

^ Several readers reported their experiences with the new Vista Service Pack 1 running on Macs with Boot Camp and with Parallels Desktop.
  • MacWindows Report: Boot Camp in Leopard Tips and Reports 17 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.macwindows.com [Source type: General]
  • Special Report: Running Windows on a Mac with Parallels, Reports and Tips 17 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.macwindows.com [Source type: General]

.Microsoft's next release was Windows 98 in 1998. Microsoft released a second version of Windows 98 in 1999, named Windows 98 Second Edition (often shortened to Windows 98 SE).^ On the Apple Bonjour for Windows page , she should click on the link next to "File Size" for the 32-bit version.
  • Special Report: Running Windows on a Mac with Parallels, Reports and Tips 17 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.macwindows.com [Source type: General]

^ Just recount the versions of Win95s, and the Win98s, and (problematic is not enough as an adjective) WinME. Multiple Windows versions to correct bugs in the previous ones that were released to correct previous bugs.
  • Maclive.net:: Windows Vista: First of a Kind Features? 28 January 2010 2:10 UTC www.maclive.net [Source type: General]

^ The new version adds support for Windows Vista Release Candidate 1.
  • Special Report: Running Windows on a Mac with Parallels, Reports and Tips 17 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.macwindows.com [Source type: General]

.In 2000, Microsoft released Windows Me (Me standing for Millennium Edition), which updated the core from Windows 98 but adopted some aspects of Windows 2000 and removed the "boot in DOS mode" option.^ Dual-boot after installing Windows 98 .

^ HP Integrity Servers with Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Release Notes v5.1 .
  • Windows 25 January 2010 16:016 UTC docs.hp.com [Source type: Academic]

^ HP Integrity Servers with Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Release Notes v6.2 .
  • Windows 25 January 2010 16:016 UTC docs.hp.com [Source type: Academic]

.It also added a new feature called System Restore, allowing the user to set the computer's settings back to an earlier date.^ (As always, be sure to back up your Registry files--system.dat and user.dat--first.

^ (Note: As always, back up your Registry  files--System.dat and User.dat, hidden files in your Windows folder--before proceeding.

^ By chris on March 13, 2007 at 12:42 PM ive used windows ever since i started using computers which dates back a long time.
  • Maclive.net:: Windows Vista: First of a Kind Features? 28 January 2010 2:10 UTC www.maclive.net [Source type: General]

Windows NT family

.The NT family of Windows systems was fashioned and marketed for higher reliability business use.^ I put together systems using Windows NT Workstation 4.0.

^ We recently ran a tip discussing keyboard techniques you can use to expand and collapse folders and subfolders in Windows NT Explorer.

^ You can use the Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Color command to set the Command Prompt window colors.

.The first release was MS Windows NT 3.1 (1993), numbered "3.1" to match the consumer Windows version, which was followed by NT 3.5 (1994), NT 3.51 (1995), NT 4.0 (1996), and Windows 2000 (2000).^ I simply clicked on the TELEPHONE button in the activation window, called MS and went through the activation ID number fiasco.
  • Special Report: Running Windows on a Mac with Parallels, Reports and Tips 17 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.macwindows.com [Source type: General]

^ Just recount the versions of Win95s, and the Win98s, and (problematic is not enough as an adjective) WinME. Multiple Windows versions to correct bugs in the previous ones that were released to correct previous bugs.
  • Maclive.net:: Windows Vista: First of a Kind Features? 28 January 2010 2:10 UTC www.maclive.net [Source type: General]

^ Novell reminds us that Windows NT loses its C2 security once you install a network card and that it is C2-evaluated only for NT version 3.51, not version 4.0.

.2000 is the last NT-based Windows release which does not include Microsoft Product Activation.^ Windows 2000, NT, XP .
  • Windows 11 January 2010 6:35 UTC docs.hp.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Windows 2000, NT .
  • Windows 11 January 2010 6:35 UTC docs.hp.com [Source type: Academic]

^ The simple fact is also that the Mac was first, and nearly every product Microsoft made in their early days was for Mac, because there was no such thing as Windows.
  • Maclive.net:: Windows Vista: First of a Kind Features? 28 January 2010 2:10 UTC www.maclive.net [Source type: General]

.NT 4.0 was the first in this line to implement the "Windows 95" user interface (and the first to include Windows 95’s built-in 32-bit runtimes).^ Unfortunately, Windows 95's Find feature doesn't include attributes as one of its search criteria.

^ Well, there aren't as many NT-specific screen savers as you'll find for Windows 95, but you can still find some.

^ Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Here's an easy way to add items to the Send To menu when you right-click a file name: First, run Windows NT Explorer and locate \Winnt\Profiles\User\SendTo (where User is the current user).

.Microsoft then moved to combine their consumer and business operating systems with Windows XP, coming in both home and professional versions (and later niche market versions for tablet PCs and media centers); they also diverged release schedules for server operating systems.^ Windows is a lifeless operating system.
  • Maclive.net:: Windows Vista: First of a Kind Features? 28 January 2010 2:10 UTC www.maclive.net [Source type: General]

^ Documentation for the Windows operating systems.
  • Windows 25 January 2010 16:016 UTC docs.hp.com [Source type: Academic]

^ They crash too I've had to babysit 2 Sun server systems.
  • Maclive.net:: Windows Vista: First of a Kind Features? 28 January 2010 2:10 UTC www.maclive.net [Source type: General]

.Windows Server 2003, released a year and a half after Windows XP, brought Windows Server up to date with MS Windows XP. After a lengthy development process, Windows Vista was released toward the end of 2006, and its server counterpart, Windows Server 2008 was released in early 2008. On July 22, 2009, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 were released as RTM (release to manufacturing).^ Tuesday, July 22, 2008 .
  • Special Report: Running Windows on a Mac with Parallels, Reports and Tips 17 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.macwindows.com [Source type: General]

^ Windows 2003 64-bit, 2008 64-bit .
  • Windows 25 January 2010 16:016 UTC docs.hp.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Windows 2000, 2003 64-bit, 2008 64-bit, NT, XP .
  • Windows 25 January 2010 16:016 UTC docs.hp.com [Source type: Academic]

Windows 7 was released on October 22, 2009.

64-bit operating systems

.Windows NT included support for several different platforms before the x86-based personal computer became dominant in the professional world.^ This tool helps you password-protect your Windows NT-based Web site without using Windows NT security.

^ Microsoft has identified a problem you may experience when you attempt to connect to a share on a Windows 95-based computer from a Windows NT 4.0 workstation or server.

^ When you move the mouse through a Windows NT Workstation 4.0 menu, you'll notice that there is a delay before the submenu opens.

.Versions of NT from 3.1 to 4.0 variously supported PowerPC, DEC Alpha and MIPS R4000, some of which were 64-bit processors, although the operating system treated them as 32-bit processors.^ I know that BartPE is not “supported” in 64 bit..
  • Roderick van Domburg's Cache » Installing Windows XP from USB 11 January 2010 6:35 UTC www.vandomburg.net [Source type: General]

^ The new version also improves performance on 64-bit Macs, the Mac Pro and the 64-bit iMac, according to the company.
  • Special Report: Running Windows on a Mac with Parallels, Reports and Tips 17 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.macwindows.com [Source type: General]

^ This idiot thinks that only a processor determines the quality of an operating system.
  • Maclive.net:: Windows Vista: First of a Kind Features? 28 January 2010 2:10 UTC www.maclive.net [Source type: General]

.With the introduction of the Intel Itanium architecture (also known as IA-64), Microsoft released new versions of Windows to support it.^ The new version adds support for Windows Vista Release Candidate 1.
  • Special Report: Running Windows on a Mac with Parallels, Reports and Tips 17 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.macwindows.com [Source type: General]

^ HP Integrity Servers with Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Release Notes v5.1 .
  • Windows 25 January 2010 16:016 UTC docs.hp.com [Source type: Academic]

^ David Ourisman is having a problem with the new release version of Parallels Desktop that results in a black screen on his Mac: .
  • Special Report: Running Windows on a Mac with Parallels, Reports and Tips 17 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.macwindows.com [Source type: General]

.Itanium versions of Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 were released at the same time as their mainstream x86 (32-bit) counterparts.^ Windows 2000, 2003 64-bit .
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^ Windows 2003 64-bit .
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^ Windows 2003 64-bit, 2008 64-bit .
  • Windows 11 January 2010 6:35 UTC docs.hp.com [Source type: Academic]

.On April 25, 2005, Microsoft released Windows XP Professional x64 Edition and Windows Server 2003 x64 Editions to support the x86-64 (or x64 in Microsoft terminology) architecture.^ HP Integrity Servers with Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Release Notes v5.1 .
  • Windows 11 January 2010 6:35 UTC docs.hp.com [Source type: Academic]

^ HP Integrity Servers with Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Release Notes v6.2 .
  • Windows 11 January 2010 6:35 UTC docs.hp.com [Source type: Academic]

^ HP Integrity Servers with Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Release Notes v5.5 .
  • Windows 11 January 2010 6:35 UTC docs.hp.com [Source type: Academic]

.Microsoft dropped support for the Itanium version of Windows XP in 2005. Windows Vista is the first end-user version of Windows that Microsoft has released simultaneously in x86 and x64 editions.^ The new version adds support for Windows Vista Release Candidate 1.
  • Special Report: Running Windows on a Mac with Parallels, Reports and Tips 17 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.macwindows.com [Source type: General]

^ HP Integrity Servers with Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Release Notes v5.1 .
  • Windows 25 January 2010 16:016 UTC docs.hp.com [Source type: Academic]

^ I am running Microsoft Windows Vista 32 Bit with Service Pack 1 on my Intel Based iMac.
  • MacWindows Report: Boot Camp in Leopard Tips and Reports 17 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.macwindows.com [Source type: General]

.Windows Vista does not support the Itanium architecture.^ The new version adds support for Windows Vista Release Candidate 1.
  • Special Report: Running Windows on a Mac with Parallels, Reports and Tips 17 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.macwindows.com [Source type: General]

^ Macs do not support so many programs as windows does, but what programs do I need for my laptop?
  • Maclive.net:: Windows Vista: First of a Kind Features? 28 January 2010 2:10 UTC www.maclive.net [Source type: General]

^ Yes, Winclone does clone any Intel Mac and duplicate to any different Intel Mac, but need to re-activate the Windows XP or Vista.
  • MacWindows Report: Boot Camp in Leopard Tips and Reports 17 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.macwindows.com [Source type: General]

.The modern 64-bit Windows family comprises AMD64/Intel64 versions of Windows Vista, and Windows Server 2008, in both Itanium and x64 editions.^ The new version adds support for Windows Vista Release Candidate 1.
  • Special Report: Running Windows on a Mac with Parallels, Reports and Tips 17 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.macwindows.com [Source type: General]

^ The new version also improves performance on 64-bit Macs, the Mac Pro and the 64-bit iMac, according to the company.
  • Special Report: Running Windows on a Mac with Parallels, Reports and Tips 17 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.macwindows.com [Source type: General]

^ If you are using Vista 64-bit, Boot Camp doesn't automatically offer it.
  • MacWindows Report: Boot Camp in Leopard Tips and Reports 17 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.macwindows.com [Source type: General]

.Windows Server 2008 R2 drops the 32-bit version, although Windows 7 does not.^ HP Integrity Servers Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2008 SP2 Overview .
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^ Windows 2003 64-bit, 2008 64-bit .
  • Windows 11 January 2010 6:35 UTC docs.hp.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Windows 2008 64-bit .
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Windows CE

.Windows CE (officially known as Windows Embedded), is an edition of Windows that runs on minimalistic computers, like satellite navigation systems and, uncommonly, mobile phones.^ Therefore, I would like to make certain points crystal clear to all PC sycophants: The quality of a computer is not determined by sales or the programs it can run.
  • Maclive.net:: Windows Vista: First of a Kind Features? 28 January 2010 2:10 UTC www.maclive.net [Source type: General]

^ So im my point of view, Windows is for stasionary computers, which you can run games, and do whatever you like on.
  • Maclive.net:: Windows Vista: First of a Kind Features? 28 January 2010 2:10 UTC www.maclive.net [Source type: General]

^ Having trouble connecting to a Windows 95-based or Windows 98-based computer from your NT system?

.Windows Embedded runs as CE, rather than NT, which is why it should not be mistaken for Windows XP Embedded, which is NT. Windows CE was used in the Dreamcast along with Sega's own proprietary OS for the console.^ I am using Windows XP or should I say I'm trying to use Windows XP with Boot Camp.
  • MacWindows Report: Boot Camp in Leopard Tips and Reports 17 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.macwindows.com [Source type: General]

^ Cumbersome, but why should I buy Windows again when I already own a copy?
  • Special Report: Running Windows on a Mac with Parallels, Reports and Tips 17 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.macwindows.com [Source type: General]

^ We recently ran a tip discussing keyboard techniques you can use to expand and collapse folders and subfolders in Windows NT Explorer.

Windows CE is the core from which Windows Mobile is derived.

History

The Windows family tree.
.Microsoft has taken two parallel routes in its operating systems.^ Parallels Desktop is a virtual machine application that can run Windows, Linux, and other x86 operating systems in Mac OS X on Intel Macs.
  • Special Report: Running Windows on a Mac with Parallels, Reports and Tips 17 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.macwindows.com [Source type: General]

^ In its infinite wisdom, Microsoft has issued two versions of CTL3D32.dll, an important shared file on 95/98 systems.

^ Coherence Mode currently works with Windows XP and Windows Vista, but Parallels said that it would be bringing the feature to other operating systems as well.
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.One route has been for the home user and the other has been for the professional IT user.^ One of the other users changes the mouse tracking speed.

.The dual routes have generally led to home versions having greater multimedia support and less functionality in networking and security, and professional versions having inferior multimedia support and better networking and security.^ Novell reminds us that Windows NT loses its C2 security once you install a network card and that it is C2-evaluated only for NT version 3.51, not version 4.0.

[citation needed]
.The first version of Microsoft Windows, version 1.0, released in November 1985, lacked a degree of functionality and achieved little popularity, and was to compete with Apple’s own operating system.^ Windows is a lifeless operating system.
  • Maclive.net:: Windows Vista: First of a Kind Features? 28 January 2010 2:10 UTC www.maclive.net [Source type: General]

^ Documentation for the Windows operating systems.
  • Windows 11 January 2010 6:35 UTC docs.hp.com [Source type: Academic]
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^ HP Integrity Servers with Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Release Notes v5.1 .
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.April 2007" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] Windows 1.0 is not a complete operating system; rather, it extends MS-DOS. Microsoft Windows version 2.0 was released in November, 1987 and was slightly more popular than its predecessor.^ Windows is a lifeless operating system.
  • Maclive.net:: Windows Vista: First of a Kind Features? 28 January 2010 2:10 UTC www.maclive.net [Source type: General]

^ Documentation for the Windows operating systems.
  • Windows 25 January 2010 16:016 UTC docs.hp.com [Source type: Academic]

^ HP Integrity Servers with Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Release Notes v5.1 .
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.Windows 2.03 (release date January 1988) had changed the OS from tiled windows to overlapping windows.^ This new release adds significant new features, including Coherence Mode, which hides the Windows desktop while displaying Windows applications, much as Classic mode displayed OS 9 applications in Mac OS X on PowerPC Macs.
  • Special Report: Running Windows on a Mac with Parallels, Reports and Tips 17 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.macwindows.com [Source type: General]

^ July 18, 2007 -- Y esterday, Parallels released Parallels Desktop 3.0 Build 4560 , an update to the virtualization software for running Windows and other OS’s on Intel Macs.
  • Special Report: Running Windows on a Mac with Parallels, Reports and Tips 17 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.macwindows.com [Source type: General]

^ June 8, 2007 -- Yesterday, Parallels released Parallels Desktop 3 , a new version of the virtualization environment for running Windows and other OS’s in Mac OS X on Intel Macs.
  • Special Report: Running Windows on a Mac with Parallels, Reports and Tips 17 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.macwindows.com [Source type: General]

.The result of this change led to Apple Computer filing a suit against Microsoft alleging infringement on Apple's copyrights.^ "How do you change the My Computer icon if you don't have Microsoft Plus?

^ You can prevent Network Neighborhood from displaying computers in your local workgroup or domain with a simple Registry change (as always, be careful when editing the Registry--we can't guarantee the results).

^ Right now, if its only the computer, then MacOS may be better, but soon Microsoft will be leaving Apple in the dust....
  • Maclive.net:: Windows Vista: First of a Kind Features? 28 January 2010 2:10 UTC www.maclive.net [Source type: General]

[10][11]
.Microsoft Windows version 3.0, released in 1990, was the first Microsoft Windows version to achieve broad commercial success, selling 2 million copies in the first six months.^ HP Integrity Servers with Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Release Notes v5.1 .
  • Windows 11 January 2010 6:35 UTC docs.hp.com [Source type: Academic]
  • Windows 25 January 2010 16:016 UTC docs.hp.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Just recount the versions of Win95s, and the Win98s, and (problematic is not enough as an adjective) WinME. Multiple Windows versions to correct bugs in the previous ones that were released to correct previous bugs.
  • Maclive.net:: Windows Vista: First of a Kind Features? 28 January 2010 2:10 UTC www.maclive.net [Source type: General]

^ HP Integrity Servers with Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Release Notes v6.2 .
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[12][13] It featured improvements to the user interface and to multitasking capabilities. It received a facelift in Windows 3.1, made generally available on March 1, 1992. Windows 3.1 support ended on December 31, 2001.[14]
.In July 1993, Microsoft released Windows NT based on a new kernel.^ HP Integrity Servers with Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Release Notes v5.1 .
  • Windows 11 January 2010 6:35 UTC docs.hp.com [Source type: Academic]
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^ The readers told us that the easier method is to get Microsoft to send you a new Windows installer CD: .
  • Special Report: Running Windows on a Mac with Parallels, Reports and Tips 17 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.macwindows.com [Source type: General]

^ HP Integrity Servers with Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Release Notes v6.2 .
  • Windows 11 January 2010 6:35 UTC docs.hp.com [Source type: Academic]
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.NT was considered to be the professional OS and was the first Windows version to utilize preemptive multitasking.^ Windows Vista (then known as Longhorn) before Apple even considered adding them to the OS. http://www.winsupersite.com/reviews/longhorn_alpha...
  • Maclive.net:: Windows Vista: First of a Kind Features? 28 January 2010 2:10 UTC www.maclive.net [Source type: General]

^ Novell reminds us that Windows NT loses its C2 security once you install a network card and that it is C2-evaluated only for NT version 3.51, not version 4.0.

^ Bill Heintzberger inadvertently installed Service Pack 3 in Windows XP without first updating Boot Camp to version 2.1 .
  • MacWindows Report: Boot Camp in Leopard Tips and Reports 17 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.macwindows.com [Source type: General]

[citation needed]. Windows NT would later be retooled to also function as a home operating system, with Windows XP.
.On August 24, 1995, Microsoft released Windows 95, a new, and major, consumer version that made further changes to the user interface, and also used preemptive multitasking.^ The new version adds support for Windows Vista Release Candidate 1.
  • Special Report: Running Windows on a Mac with Parallels, Reports and Tips 17 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.macwindows.com [Source type: General]

^ Windows 95 version number .

^ Will this kind of change affect Windows 95?

.Windows 95 was designed to replace not only Windows 3.1, but also Windows for Workgroups, and MS-DOS. It was also the first Windows operating system to use Plug and Play capabilities.^ Windows is a lifeless operating system.
  • Maclive.net:: Windows Vista: First of a Kind Features? 28 January 2010 2:10 UTC www.maclive.net [Source type: General]

^ Documentation for the Windows operating systems.
  • Windows 11 January 2010 6:35 UTC docs.hp.com [Source type: Academic]
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^ If you always have a current system backup made using Rdisk, you can recover not only your system, but all the registered applications as well.

.The changes Windows 95 brought to the desktop were revolutionary, as opposed to evolutionary, such as those in Windows 98 and Windows Me.^ The change will have no effect on Windows 98.

^ Will this kind of change affect Windows 95?

^ Windows 95 doesn't offer an easy way to print out such a listing.

Mainstream support for Windows 95 ended on December 31, 2000 and extended support for Windows 95 ended on December 31, 2001.[15]
The next in the consumer line was Microsoft Windows 98 released on June 25, 1998. It was substantially criticized for its slowness and for its unreliability compared with Windows 95, but many of its basic problems were later rectified with the release of Windows 98 Second Edition in 1999.[citation needed] Mainstream support for Windows 98 ended on June 30, 2002 and extended support for Windows 98 ended on July 11, 2006.[16]
.As part of its "professional" line, Microsoft released Windows 2000 in February 2000. The consumer version following Windows 98 was Windows Me (Windows Millennium Edition).^ HP Integrity Servers with Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Release Notes v5.1 .
  • Windows 11 January 2010 6:35 UTC docs.hp.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Just recount the versions of Win95s, and the Win98s, and (problematic is not enough as an adjective) WinME. Multiple Windows versions to correct bugs in the previous ones that were released to correct previous bugs.
  • Maclive.net:: Windows Vista: First of a Kind Features? 28 January 2010 2:10 UTC www.maclive.net [Source type: General]

^ HP Integrity Servers with Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Release Notes v6.2 .
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.Released in September 2000, Windows Me implemented a number of new technologies for Microsoft: most notably publicized was "Universal Plug and Play". During 2004 part of the Source Code for Windows 2000 was leaked onto the internet.^ HP Integrity Servers with Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Release Notes v5.1 .
  • Windows 25 January 2010 16:016 UTC docs.hp.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Windows' biggest challenge is making all the different hardware work without problems and to its credit, it does a pretty good job for the most part.
  • Maclive.net:: Windows Vista: First of a Kind Features? 28 January 2010 2:10 UTC www.maclive.net [Source type: General]

^ The problem arises when attempting to stretch a Vista window onto the second monitor: apparently the number of pixels needed exceeds the video memory's limit.
  • Special Report: Running Windows on a Mac with Parallels, Reports and Tips 17 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.macwindows.com [Source type: General]

This was bad for Microsoft as the same kernel used in Windows 2000 was used in Windows XP.
.In October 2001, Microsoft released Windows XP, a version built on the Windows NT kernel that also retained the consumer-oriented usability of Windows 95 and its successors.^ Windows 2000, NT, XP .
  • Windows 11 January 2010 6:35 UTC docs.hp.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Windows 95 version number .

^ Well, there aren't as many NT-specific screen savers as you'll find for Windows 95, but you can still find some.

This new version was widely praised in computer magazines.[17] It shipped in two distinct editions, "Home" and "Professional", the former lacking many of the superior security and networking features of the Professional edition. .Additionally, the first "Media Center" edition was released in 2002,[18] with an emphasis on support for DVD and TV functionality including program recording and a remote control.^ The first place you should look is the Control Panel's Add/Remove Programs dialog box.

Mainstream support for Windows XP ended on April 14, 2009. Extended support will continue until April 8, 2014.[19]
In April 2003, Windows Server 2003 was introduced, replacing the Windows 2000 line of server products with a number of new features and a strong focus on security; this was followed in December 2005 by Windows Server 2003 R2.
.On January 30, 2007 Microsoft released Windows Vista.^ HP Integrity Servers with Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Release Notes v5.1 .
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^ By XP Pro on January 8, 2006 at 7:26 PM By VISTA on January 8, 2006 at 12:53 AM The top five Windows problems: 1) Viruses.
  • Maclive.net:: Windows Vista: First of a Kind Features? 28 January 2010 2:10 UTC www.maclive.net [Source type: General]

^ HP Integrity Servers with Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Release Notes v6.2 .
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.It contains a number of new features, from a redesigned shell and user interface to significant technical changes, with a particular focus on security features.^ The ClickTour tutorials focus on teaching the Mac interface to new users.
  • Special Report: Running Windows on a Mac with Parallels, Reports and Tips 17 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.macwindows.com [Source type: General]

^ This new release adds significant new features, including Coherence Mode, which hides the Windows desktop while displaying Windows applications, much as Classic mode displayed OS 9 applications in Mac OS X on PowerPC Macs.
  • Special Report: Running Windows on a Mac with Parallels, Reports and Tips 17 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.macwindows.com [Source type: General]

^ Password Manager for IIS, an ideal tool for intranets or ISPs, allows any user to change his or her NT domain password by using a Web interface.

It is available in a number of different editions, and has been subject to some criticism.

Timeline of releases

Release date Product name Current Version / Build Notes Last IE
November 1985 Windows 1.01 1.01 Unsupported -
November 1987 Windows 2.03 2.03 Unsupported -
May 1988 Windows 2.10 2.10 Unsupported -
March 1989 Windows 2.11 2.11 Unsupported -
May 1990 Windows 3.0 3.0 Unsupported -
March 1992 Windows 3.1x 3.1 Unsupported 5
October 1992 Windows For Workgroups 3.1 3.1 Unsupported 5
July 1993 Windows NT 3.1 NT 3.1 Unsupported 5
December 1993 Windows For Workgroups 3.11 3.11 Unsupported 5
January 1994 Windows 3.2 (released in Simplified Chinese only) 3.2 Unsupported 5
September 1994 Windows NT 3.5 NT 3.5 Unsupported 5
May 1995 Windows NT 3.51 NT 3.51 Unsupported 5
August 1995 Windows 95 4.0.950 Unsupported 5.5
July 1996 Windows NT 4.0 NT 4.0.1381 Unsupported 6
June 1998 Windows 98 4.10.1998 Unsupported 6
May 1999 Windows 98 SE 4.10.2222 Unsupported 6
February 2000 Windows 2000 NT 5.0.2195 Extended Support until July 13, 2010[20] 6
September 2000 Windows Me 4.90.3000 Unsupported 6
October 2001 Windows XP NT 5.1.2600 Extended Support until July 13, 2010 for SP2 and April 8, 2014 for SP3. (RTM and SP1 unsupported). 8
March 2003 Windows XP 64-bit Edition (IA-64) NT 5.2.3790 Unsupported 6
April 2003 Windows Server 2003 NT 5.2.3790 Extended Support until July 13, 2010 for SP1, R2, SP2 (RTM unsupported). 8
April 2005 Windows XP Professional x64 Edition NT 5.2.3790 Current 8
July 2006 Windows Fundamentals for Legacy PCs NT 5.1.2600 Current 8
November 2006 (volume licensing)
January 2007 (retail)
Windows Vista NT 6.0.6002 Extended Support until April 10, 2012
.Version changed to NT 6.0.6001 with SP1 (February 4, 2008) and to NT 6.0.6002 with SP2 (April 28, 2009).^ Thursday, February 28, 2008 .
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^ Monday, April 28, 2008 .
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^ February 4th, 2008 at 1:28 pm wrote: I managed to get BartPE working, but now I got a new problem.
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8
July 2007 Windows Home Server NT 5.2.4500 Extended Support until August 01, 2013 8
February 2008 Windows Server 2008 NT 6.0.6002 Extended Support until July 9, 2013
Version changed to NT 6.0.6002 with SP2 (April 28, 2009).
8
October 2009 [21] Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 NT 6.1.7600 Current 8
2012 Windows 8 Unknown Upcoming Unknown

Security

.Consumer versions of Windows were originally designed for ease-of-use on a single-user PC without a network connection, and did not have security features built in from the outset.^ Daniel Öhman in Sweden warns that when you clone a Boot Camp/Windows partition with Winclone and use it on another Mac on a Windows network, you'll need to change the Security ID (SID): .
  • MacWindows Report: Boot Camp in Leopard Tips and Reports 17 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.macwindows.com [Source type: General]

^ Novell reminds us that Windows NT loses its C2 security once you install a network card and that it is C2-evaluated only for NT version 3.51, not version 4.0.

^ (The EFI chip is what Intel Macs use to boot, as opposed to the BIOS chip of Windows-based PCs.
  • MacWindows Report: Boot Camp in Leopard Tips and Reports 17 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.macwindows.com [Source type: General]

[22] .However, Windows NT and its successors are designed for security (including on a network) and multi-user PCs, but were not initially designed with Internet security in mind as much, since, when it was first developed in the early 1990s, Internet use was less prevalent.^ Daniel Öhman in Sweden warns that when you clone a Boot Camp/Windows partition with Winclone and use it on another Mac on a Windows network, you'll need to change the Security ID (SID): .
  • MacWindows Report: Boot Camp in Leopard Tips and Reports 17 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.macwindows.com [Source type: General]

^ You can use the Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Color command to set the Command Prompt window colors.

^ I was looking around the internet and i did find some true stuff about how macs suck and very few things relating to windows' BS, I mean OS. I am an extreme windows pc user and I have had windows xp ever since it came out.
  • Maclive.net:: Windows Vista: First of a Kind Features? 28 January 2010 2:10 UTC www.maclive.net [Source type: General]

[23]
These design issues combined with programming errors (e.g. .buffer overflows) and the popularity of Windows means that it is a frequent target of computer worm and virus writers.^ For the first point, virus programmers obviously target Windows because Windows dominates the OS marker.
  • Maclive.net:: Windows Vista: First of a Kind Features? 28 January 2010 2:10 UTC www.maclive.net [Source type: General]

.In June 2005, Bruce Schneier’s Counterpane Internet Security reported that it had seen over 1,000 new viruses and worms in the previous six months.^ Laurie Davis of Auckland, New Zealand, sent an update to his previous report about the question of how much RAM Windows Vista can access: .
  • MacWindows Report: Boot Camp in Leopard Tips and Reports 17 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.macwindows.com [Source type: General]

^ James Dwyer, who previously reported the FAT problem, has a theory as to why the time resetting isn't always seen: .
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[24]
.Microsoft releases security patches through its Windows Update service approximately once a month (usually the second Tuesday of the month), although critical updates are made available at shorter intervals when necessary.^ HP Integrity Servers with Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Release Notes v5.1 .
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^ HP Integrity Servers with Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Release Notes v6.1 .
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^ I am running Microsoft Windows Vista 32 Bit with Service Pack 1 on my Intel Based iMac.
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[25] .In versions of Windows after and including Windows 2000 SP3 and Windows XP, updates can be automatically downloaded and installed if the user selects to do so.^ Windows 2000, XP .
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^ Please windows XP users, try it!
  • Maclive.net:: Windows Vista: First of a Kind Features? 28 January 2010 2:10 UTC www.maclive.net [Source type: General]

^ The update is required to run SP3, and must be installed before updating Windows XP to SP3 on a Mac.
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.As a result, Service Pack 2 for Windows XP, as well as Service Pack 1 for Windows Server 2003, were installed by users more quickly than it otherwise might have been.^ Please windows XP users, try it!
  • Maclive.net:: Windows Vista: First of a Kind Features? 28 January 2010 2:10 UTC www.maclive.net [Source type: General]

^ Installing Windows XP from USB __________________ [...
  • Roderick van Domburg's Cache » Installing Windows XP from USB 11 January 2010 6:35 UTC www.vandomburg.net [Source type: General]

^ U don’t need Windows Server Service Pack 1.
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.While the Windows 9x series offered the option of having profiles for multiple users, they had no concept of access privileges, and did not allow concurrent access; and so were not true multi-user operating systems.^ Windows is a lifeless operating system.
  • Maclive.net:: Windows Vista: First of a Kind Features? 28 January 2010 2:10 UTC www.maclive.net [Source type: General]

^ Documentation for the Windows operating systems.
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^ No access will be allowed.

In addition, they implemented only partial memory protection. They were accordingly widely criticised for lack of security.
.The Windows NT series of operating systems, by contrast, are true multi-user, and implement absolute memory protection.^ Windows is a lifeless operating system.
  • Maclive.net:: Windows Vista: First of a Kind Features? 28 January 2010 2:10 UTC www.maclive.net [Source type: General]

^ Documentation for the Windows operating systems.
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^ When you log on to your Windows NT system, the NumLock key is turned off by default.

.However, a lot of the advantages of being a true multi-user operating system were nullified by the fact that, prior to Windows Vista, the first user account created during the setup process was an administrator account, which was also the default for new accounts.^ Windows is a lifeless operating system.
  • Maclive.net:: Windows Vista: First of a Kind Features? 28 January 2010 2:10 UTC www.maclive.net [Source type: General]

^ Documentation for the Windows operating systems.
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^ To rename the Administrator account, choose Start, Programs, Administrative Tools, User Manager.

.Though Windows XP did have limited accounts, the majority of home users did not change to an account type with fewer rights – partially due to the number of programs which unnecessarily required administrator rights – and so most home users ran as administrator all the time.^ Please windows XP users, try it!
  • Maclive.net:: Windows Vista: First of a Kind Features? 28 January 2010 2:10 UTC www.maclive.net [Source type: General]

^ If you do rename the file, then the next time you perform an update operation (right-click the briefcase, select Update All, and so on), Briefcase thinks you've deleted that file.

^ To rename the Administrator account, choose Start, Programs, Administrative Tools, User Manager.

.Windows Vista changes this[27] by introducing a privilege elevation system called User Account Control.^ (Note: As always, back up your Registry files--System.dat and User.dat, hidden files in your Windows folder--before proceeding.

^ (Note: As always, back up your Registry  files--System.dat and User.dat, hidden files in your Windows folder--before proceeding.

^ You can prevent users from altering NT system settings that affect the position of your icons and open windows and the size and position of your taskbar.

.When logging in as a standard user, a logon session is created and a token containing only the most basic privileges is assigned.^ Note: If you choose Close All Programs and Log On as a New User, the logo may appear only very briefly.

^ And since by default the Mac OS only resyncs the date and time once a user has logged in, this causes major problems with AD. .
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^ Rather than guessing, creating a driver disk is a handy solution since it only contains the driver of the HW installed on your system.
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.In this way, the new logon session is incapable of making changes that would affect the entire system.^ Save your changes and restart your system to make it happen.

^ That's especially true when you install software (such as service packs) that makes changes to your system.

^ Click OK to save your changes, exit RegEdit, and restart your system to make the changes take effect.

.When logging in as a user in the Administrators group, two separate tokens are assigned.^ This tool from Novell allows you to administrate your NT workstations via NDS. Workstation Manager lets you specify NT properties (group memberships, policy, profiles, and so forth) for NDS users; these properties get assigned dynamically when the user logs into any NT workstation on the network.

^ ASPLogin Pro also provides individual user and group permissions for each page and a Web-based administration utility.

^ Since then, we have received mail from several users who would like to have automatic log-on available to people other than the administrator.

.The first token contains all privileges typically awarded to an administrator, and the second is a restricted token similar to what a standard user would receive.^ I'd like to set up all the workstations to display an introductory message the first time a user logs on.

^ And to all those Windows users that don't follow these tips, this is why you seem to be having so many problems in the first place.
  • Maclive.net:: Windows Vista: First of a Kind Features? 28 January 2010 2:10 UTC www.maclive.net [Source type: General]

^ All the user needs is a standard Web browser and an HTTP connection to the NT Web server.

.User applications, including the Windows Shell, are then started with the restricted token, resulting in a reduced privilege environment even under an Administrator account.^ To rename the Administrator account, choose Start, Programs, Administrative Tools, User Manager.

^ Enterprise Event Administrator collects many types of data, including Windows NT event logs, performance thresholds, service and process status changes, and application text logs including IIS and SQL Server.

^ Soon you should see the Start menu and Task Bar reappear as Windows starts the Explorer shell again.

.When an application requests higher privileges or "Run as administrator" is clicked, UAC will prompt for confirmation and, if consent is given (including administrator credentials if the account requesting the elevation is not a member of the administrators group), start the process using the unrestricted token.^ To launch RegEdit, click on Start, then Run.

^ Start it using the Run command.

^ Click Start and choose Run.

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File permissions

.All Windows versions from Windows NT 3 have been based on a file system permission system referred to as AGLP (Accounts, Global, Local, Permissions) AGDLP which in essence where file permissions are applied to the file/folder in the form of a 'local group' which then has other 'global groups' as members.^ Then I checked some other files and folders I knew had System Attribute checked.

^ Easy folder creation in Windows NT .

^ Copying files in Windows NT Workstation 4.0 .

.These global groups then hold other groups or users depending on different Windows versions used.^ This was different when using my windows laptop.
  • Maclive.net:: Windows Vista: First of a Kind Features? 28 January 2010 2:10 UTC www.maclive.net [Source type: General]

^ Can I use this procedure to reinstall or repair a windows XP that has a newer version (SP-2) than the windows CD? .
  • Roderick van Domburg's Cache » Installing Windows XP from USB 11 January 2010 6:35 UTC www.vandomburg.net [Source type: General]

^ Note that using Reg files in Windows NT 4 is somewhat risky because many keys vary depending on your setup.

.This system varies from other vendor products such as Linux and NetWare due to the 'static' allocation of permission being applied directory to the file or folder.^ Then I checked some other files and folders I knew had System Attribute checked.

^ To delete a screen saver from your Screen Saver list (and from your system entirely), you need to do just the opposite: Delete its *.scr file from the Windows/System folder.

^ If the screen saver does not appear in the Install/Uninstall list (and most won't), look in the Windows/System folder for the corresponding *.scr file and delete it.

.However using this process of AGLP/AGDLP/AGUDLP allows a small number of static permissions to be applied and allows for easy changes to the account groups without reapplying the file permissions on the files and folders.^ Creating a folder using a batch file .

^ Save the file in a folder for later use.

^ The boot disk will allow you access when the files in the boot folder (usually drive C) are damaged.

Windows Defender

.On January 6, 2005, Microsoft released a Beta version of Microsoft AntiSpyware, based upon the previously released Giant AntiSpyware.^ Just recount the versions of Win95s, and the Win98s, and (problematic is not enough as an adjective) WinME. Multiple Windows versions to correct bugs in the previous ones that were released to correct previous bugs.
  • Maclive.net:: Windows Vista: First of a Kind Features? 28 January 2010 2:10 UTC www.maclive.net [Source type: General]

^ Serviceguard Manager Version A.04.02 Release Notes, February 2005 .
  • Windows 25 January 2010 16:016 UTC docs.hp.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Serviceguard Manager Version A.05.00 Release Notes, October 2005 .
  • Windows 25 January 2010 16:016 UTC docs.hp.com [Source type: Academic]

.On February 14, 2006, Microsoft AntiSpyware became Windows Defender with the release of Beta 2. Windows Defender is a freeware program designed to protect against spyware and other unwanted software.^ HP Integrity Servers with Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Release Notes v5.1 .
  • Windows 11 January 2010 6:35 UTC docs.hp.com [Source type: Academic]
  • Windows 25 January 2010 16:016 UTC docs.hp.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Dual G5, and get similar performance to a crapp 2.4 Celeron pc running windows ;) the reason windows crashes is because of other programs.
  • Maclive.net:: Windows Vista: First of a Kind Features? 28 January 2010 2:10 UTC www.maclive.net [Source type: General]

^ HP Integrity Servers with Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Release Notes v6.2 .
  • Windows 11 January 2010 6:35 UTC docs.hp.com [Source type: Academic]
  • Windows 25 January 2010 16:016 UTC docs.hp.com [Source type: Academic]

Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 users who have genuine copies of Microsoft Windows can freely download the program from Microsoft's web site, and Windows Defender ships as part of Windows Vista and 7.[29]

Third-party analysis

In an article based on a report by Symantec,[30] internetnews.com has described Microsoft Windows as having the "fewest number of patches and the shortest average patch development time of the five operating systems it monitored in the last six months of 2006."[31]
.A study conducted by Kevin Mitnick and marketing communications firm Avantgarde in 2004 found that an unprotected and unpatched Windows XP system with Service Pack 1 lasted only 4 minutes on the Internet before it was compromised, and an unprotected and also unpatched Windows Server 2003 system was compromised after being connected to the internet for 8 hours.^ U don’t need Windows Server Service Pack 1.
  • Roderick van Domburg's Cache » Installing Windows XP from USB 11 January 2010 6:35 UTC www.vandomburg.net [Source type: General]

^ Windows XP and Windows 2003 will not do the job… .
  • Roderick van Domburg's Cache » Installing Windows XP from USB 11 January 2010 6:35 UTC www.vandomburg.net [Source type: General]

^ Windows 2003 64-bit, XP .
  • Windows 11 January 2010 6:35 UTC docs.hp.com [Source type: Academic]

[32] .However, it is important to note that this study does not apply to Windows XP systems running the Service Pack 2 update (released in late 2004), which vastly improved the security of Windows XP.[citation needed] The computer that was running Windows XP Service Pack 2 was not compromised.^ Release Notes for EIT May 2004 Release .
  • Windows 25 January 2010 16:016 UTC docs.hp.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Several readers reported their experiences with the new Vista Service Pack 1 running on Macs with Boot Camp and with Parallels Desktop.
  • MacWindows Report: Boot Camp in Leopard Tips and Reports 17 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.macwindows.com [Source type: General]

^ I don't know if it was the Boot Camp 2.1 or the Service Pack 1 update to Vista.
  • MacWindows Report: Boot Camp in Leopard Tips and Reports 17 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.macwindows.com [Source type: General]

.The AOL National Cyber Security Alliance Online Safety Study of October 2004 determined that 80% of Windows users were infected by at least one spyware/adware product.^ Windows thinks you should have at least one safety net.

^ Delete the one(s) named yourname.pwl, where 'your name' is either a network user name or a name under which you have signed in during a Windows logon.

^ "If you were to load one iMac with Windows and one with Mac OS X, the hardware would run at different speeds (At least I'd expect it too)."
  • Maclive.net:: Windows Vista: First of a Kind Features? 28 January 2010 2:10 UTC www.maclive.net [Source type: General]

[33] .Much documentation is available describing how to increase the security of Microsoft Windows products.^ In our last tip, we showed you how to download an index of Microsoft Knowledge Base articles related to Windows 95.

^ John Baltierra described how he uses Winclone to clone Boot Camp partitions and SysPrep to change the partition's Windows Security ID : .
  • MacWindows Report: Boot Camp in Leopard Tips and Reports 17 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.macwindows.com [Source type: General]

^ A reader sent a clarification of a tip sent in by another reader describing how to install Windows XP SP3 in Boot Camp : .
  • MacWindows Report: Boot Camp in Leopard Tips and Reports 17 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.macwindows.com [Source type: General]

.Typical suggestions include deploying Microsoft Windows behind a hardware or software firewall, running anti-virus and anti-spyware software, and installing patches as they become available through Windows Update.^ I am running Microsoft Windows Vista 32 Bit with Service Pack 1 on my Intel Based iMac.
  • MacWindows Report: Boot Camp in Leopard Tips and Reports 17 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.macwindows.com [Source type: General]

^ Apple said that the update also "improves compatibility" with Microsoft Windows Vista, but did not elaborate.
  • MacWindows Report: Boot Camp in Leopard Tips and Reports 17 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.macwindows.com [Source type: General]

^ This option only becomes available when you're backing up files on the primary Windows NT Workstation 4.0 disk (drive C: in most cases).

[34]

Emulation software

.Emulation allows the use of some Windows applications without using Microsoft Windows.^ But some of best people I know are using Windows machines, so it might be that using a inferior system does not effect the basic human qualities...
  • Maclive.net:: Windows Vista: First of a Kind Features? 28 January 2010 2:10 UTC www.maclive.net [Source type: General]

^ Using this switch allows you to create the floppy disks without installing Windows NT. Use the /OX switch to create a set of boot floppy disks to perform a CD-ROM or floppy disk installation.

^ "Is it possible to make a Windows 95 hotkey or a macro that will allow you to insert your name and address into any application by pressing a key, such as F7?"

These include:
.
  • Wine — a free and open source software implementation of the Windows API, allowing one to run many Windows applications on x86-based platforms, including Linux and Mac OS X.^ Windows-R opens the Run Program box.

    ^ Enterprise Event Administrator collects many types of data, including Windows NT event logs, performance thresholds, service and process status changes, and application text logs including IIS and SQL Server.

    ^ Hardware runs better or worse in computers based on the combination of their hardware and the capability of the OS. If one person has a top range graphics card running on an Alienware P4 computer and another has one running on a $1500 (AU) commercial computer, the Alienware is going to run better.
    • Maclive.net:: Windows Vista: First of a Kind Features? 28 January 2010 2:10 UTC www.maclive.net [Source type: General]

    .Wine developers refer to it as a "compatibility layer";[35] and make use of Windows-style APIs to emulate the Windows environment.^ Before you run out and buy a new keyboard, try making your own Windows key by using the Keyboard Remap Kernel Toy.

    ^ Navigate to where you ur create BartPE (the one u first make by using pebuilder.exe) and then select it and click “OK” the window will close.
    • Roderick van Domburg's Cache » Installing Windows XP from USB 11 January 2010 6:35 UTC www.vandomburg.net [Source type: General]

    ^ Close all open windows.Optional: If you want to use password-protection, make sure this option has been set.

    • CrossOver — A Wine package with licensed fonts. .Its developers are regular contributors to Wine, and focus on Wine running officially supported applications.
    • CedegaTransGaming Technologies' proprietary fork of Wine, designed specifically for running games written for Microsoft Windows under Linux.^ So im my point of view, Windows is for stasionary computers, which you can run games, and do whatever you like on.
      • Maclive.net:: Windows Vista: First of a Kind Features? 28 January 2010 2:10 UTC www.maclive.net [Source type: General]

      ^ If you are not severely affected by this specific problem, Microsoft recommends that you wait for the next Windows NT service pack, which contains this fix.

      ^ New CrossOver 8 Runs Outlook, Office 2007 on a Mac-- without Windows Improved Outlook support, Quicken 2009, more Windows apps.
      • MacWindows Report: Boot Camp in Leopard Tips and Reports 17 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.macwindows.com [Source type: General]

      .A version of Cedega known as Cider is used by some video game publishers to allow Windows games to run on Mac OS X. Since wine was licensed under the LGPL Cedega has been unable to port the improvements made to wine to their proprietary codebase.
    • Darwine — A bundling of Wine to the PowerPC Macs running OS X by running wine on top of QEMU.^ I was looking around the internet and i did find some true stuff about how macs suck and very few things relating to windows' BS, I mean OS. I am an extreme windows pc user and I have had windows xp ever since it came out.
      • Maclive.net:: Windows Vista: First of a Kind Features? 28 January 2010 2:10 UTC www.maclive.net [Source type: General]

      ^ I'm happy to see that Mac features I like will be integrated into the OS I use most.
      • Maclive.net:: Windows Vista: First of a Kind Features? 28 January 2010 2:10 UTC www.maclive.net [Source type: General]

      ^ Steven Nishida send a followup to his previous report about Windows XP using most of the Macs processing cores in Boot Camp.
      • MacWindows Report: Boot Camp in Leopard Tips and Reports 17 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.macwindows.com [Source type: General]

      .Intel Macs use the same Wine as other *NIX x86 systems.
  • ReactOS — An open-source OS that is intended to run the same software as Windows, originally designed to simulate Windows NT 4.0, now aiming at Windows XP compatibility.^ Macs are primarily used for graphics design.
    • Maclive.net:: Windows Vista: First of a Kind Features? 28 January 2010 2:10 UTC www.maclive.net [Source type: General]

    ^ Windows 2000, NT, XP .
    • Windows 25 January 2010 16:016 UTC docs.hp.com [Source type: Academic]

    ^ I put together systems using Windows NT Workstation 4.0.

    It has been in the development stage since 1996.
  • Virtual PC - A Windows emulator for Mac OS X computers using the Intel processors.

See also

General:
Further reading:

References

  1. ^ "The Unusual History of Microsoft Windows". http://inventors.about.com/od/mstartinventions/a/Windows.htm?rd=1. Retrieved 2007-04-22. 
  2. ^ "Global Web Stats". W3Counter, Awio Web Services. September 2009. http://www.w3counter.com/globalstats.php. Retrieved 2009-10-24. 
  3. ^ "Operating System Market Share". Net Applications. October 2009. http://marketshare.hitslink.com/operating-system-market-share.aspx?qprid=8. Retrieved November 5, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Top 5 Operating Systems on Oct 09". StatCounter. October 2009. http://gs.statcounter.com/#os-ww-monthly-200910-200910-bar. Retrieved November 5, 2009. 
  5. ^ a b Petzold
  6. ^ "Windows Evolution". Soft32.com News. http://news.soft32.com/windows-evolution_1629.html. 
  7. ^ "Net Applications Operating System Market Share". Net Applications. February 2010. http://marketshare.hitslink.com/operating-system-market-share.aspx?qprid=10&qpcal=1&qpcal=1&qptimeframe=M&qpsp=133. 
  8. ^ "Global Web Stats". W3Counter. February 2010. http://w3counter.com/globalstats.php?year=2010&month=2. 
  9. ^ "StatCounter Global Stats". StatCounter. February 2010. http://gs.statcounter.com/#os-ww-monthly-201002-201002-bar. 
  10. ^ The Apple vs. Microsoft GUI Lawsuit, 2006, http://lowendmac.com/orchard/06/apple-vs-microsoft.html, retrieved 2008-03-12 
  11. ^ Apple Computer, Inc. v. MicroSoft Corp., 35 F.3d 1435 (9th Cir. 1994), http://home.earthlink.net/~mjohnsen/Technology/Lawsuits/appvsms.html, retrieved 2008-03-12 
  12. ^ "Chronology of Personal Computer Software". http://www.islandnet.com/~kpolsson/compsoft/soft1991.htm. 
  13. ^ "Microsoft Company". http://www.thocp.net/companies/microsoft/microsoft_company.htm. 
  14. ^ Windows 3.1 Standard Edition Support Lifecycle
  15. ^ Windows 95 Support Lifecycle
  16. ^ Windows 98 Standard Edition Support Lifecycle
  17. ^ Your top Windows XP questions answered! (Part One)
  18. ^ Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows: A Look at Freestyle and Mira
  19. ^ Windows XP Professional Lifecycle Support
  20. ^ "Windows 2000 Professional Edition Support Lifecycle". Microsoft. May 4, 2005. http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/?p1=3071. Retrieved 2007-03-25. 
  21. ^ "Microsoft Delivers New Wave of Technologies to Help Businesses Thrive in Today’s Economy". Microsoft. 2009-05-11. http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2009/May09/05-11TechEd09PR.mspx?rss_fdn=Press%20Releases. Retrieved 2009-05-22. 
  22. ^ Multi-user memory protection was not introduced until Windows NT and XP, and a computer's default user was an administrator until Windows Vista. Source: UAC msdn
  23. ^ "Telephones and Internet Users by Country, 1990 and 2005". Information Please Database. http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0883396.html. Retrieved 2009-06-09. 
  24. ^ Schneier, Bruce (2005-06-15). "Crypto-Gram Newsletter". Counterpane Internet Security, Inc.. http://www.schneier.com/crypto-gram-0506.html. Retrieved 2007-04-22. 
  25. ^ Naraine, Ryan (2005-06-08). "Microsoft's Security Response Center: How Little Patches Are Made". eWeek. http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Windows/Microsofts-Security-Response-Center-How-Little-Patches-Are-Made/. Retrieved 2007-04-22. 
  26. ^ Foley, John (2004-10-20). "Windows XP SP2 Distribution Surpasses 100 Million". InformationWeek. http://www.informationweek.com/news/security/vulnerabilities/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=50900297. Retrieved 2007-04-22. 
  27. ^ Microsoft describes in detail the steps taken to combat this in a TechNet bulletin. [1]
  28. ^ Kenny Kerr (2006-09-29). "Windows Vista for Developers – Part 4 – User Account Control". http://weblogs.asp.net/kennykerr/archive/2006/09/29/Windows-Vista-for-Developers-_1320_-Part-4-_1320_-User-Account-Control.aspx. Retrieved 2007-03-15. 
  29. ^ "Windows Vista: Features". MicroSoft. http://www.Microsoft.com/Windowsvista/features/foreveryone/security.mspx. Retrieved 2006-07-20. 
  30. ^ "Symantec 11th Internet Security Threat Report, Trends for July–December 6". http://www.symantec.com/business/theme.jsp?themeid=threatreport. 
  31. ^ "Report Says Windows Gets The Fastest Repairs". http://www.internetnews.com/security/article.php/3667201. 
  32. ^ "Automated "Bots" Overtake PCs Without Firewalls Within 4 Minutes". Avant Garde. http://www.avantgarde.com/ttln113004.html. 
  33. ^ "Safety Study" (PDF). Stay Safe Online. Archived from the original on 2005-11-02. http://web.archive.org/web/20051102045804/http://www.staysafeonline.info/pdf/safety_study_v04.pdf. 
  34. ^ 5 Steps to Securing Your Windows XP Home Computer
  35. ^ "Wine". http://www.winehq.org/. 

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Windows
The console image for Windows.
Manufacturer Microsoft
Active 1995—present
Total Games unknown (790 present)
← MS-DOS (none) →
Popular guides
  1. MapleStory
  2. Mount&Blade
  3. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
  4. Ragnarok Online
  5. Dominions 3: The Awakening
  6. Lineage II
  7. Final Fantasy VII
  8. Drift City
  9. GunZ The Duel
  10. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
For digital distribution, see Category:Steam and Category:Direct2Drive.
.Windows is the collective name for Microsoft's immensely popular line of operating systems.^ An operating system named after cows?
  • Longhorn Gets a Name: Windows Vista | Betanews 28 January 2010 2:10 UTC www.betanews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Documentation for the Windows operating systems.
  • Windows 25 January 2010 16:016 UTC docs.hp.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Windows is a modest operating system ...
  • Longhorn Gets a Name: Windows Vista | Betanews 28 January 2010 2:10 UTC www.betanews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.As well as being widely used by businesses, Windows is the primary operating system PC games are developed for.^ Windows is a lifeless operating system.
  • Maclive.net:: Windows Vista: First of a Kind Features? 28 January 2010 2:10 UTC www.maclive.net [Source type: General]

^ Documentation for the Windows operating systems.
  • Windows 11 January 2010 6:35 UTC docs.hp.com [Source type: Academic]

^ It uses Linux as the underlying operating system.

It is the successor to MS-DOS, which previously held a similar market share in both the home and business markets.
.New versions of Windows generally maintain a high degree of compatibility with software developed for past versions of Windows (and limited compatibility with MS-DOS), and new software releases will often work on older versions of Windows.^ The new version adds support for Windows Vista Release Candidate 1.
  • Special Report: Running Windows on a Mac with Parallels, Reports and Tips 17 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.macwindows.com [Source type: General]

^ PowerDNS has released an update to its high performance DNS server software, which addresses several critical vulnerabilities that could be exploited to redirect traffic for a domain name ...
  • Free Downloads Encyclopedia - Softpedia 11 January 2010 6:35 UTC softpedia.com [Source type: General]

^ David Ourisman is having a problem with the new release version of Parallels Desktop that results in a black screen on his Mac: .
  • Special Report: Running Windows on a Mac with Parallels, Reports and Tips 17 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.macwindows.com [Source type: General]

.This changed with Windows Vista; some releases (such as Halo 2) are specifically designed to only work with Windows Vista, and so cannot be used on previous versions of Windows.^ The new version adds support for Windows Vista Release Candidate 1.
  • Special Report: Running Windows on a Mac with Parallels, Reports and Tips 17 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.macwindows.com [Source type: General]

^ WORK when I use them on windows.
  • Longhorn Gets a Name: Windows Vista | Betanews 28 January 2010 2:10 UTC www.betanews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ So, I changed back to the previous version last night.
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.From Wikia Gaming, your source for walkthroughs, games, guides, and more!^ I tend to disagree with your point that more and more will be done through gaming consoles considering the initial cost of a PS3 is 500+ dollars.
  • The Future of Personal Computing ? « blog maverick 13 January 2010 9:09 UTC blogmaverick.com [Source type: General]
  • The Future of Personal Computing ? « blog maverick 18 September 2009 9:09 UTC www.blogmaverick.com [Source type: General]

^ If you want to write your own scripts on open source software for scientific analysis, then the Mac offers you more control and power period.
  • A Different Kind of Personal Computer ~ Chris Pirillo 13 January 2010 9:09 UTC chris.pirillo.com [Source type: General]

^ By installing Ubuntu, your PS3 becomes much more than just a game console.
  • The Future of Personal Computing ? « blog maverick 13 January 2010 9:09 UTC blogmaverick.com [Source type: General]
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.An operating system created by Microsoft.^ Microsoft may be the most used operating system now but it does not mean that they are the best ...
  • Longhorn Gets a Name: Windows Vista | Betanews 28 January 2010 2:10 UTC www.betanews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He was not amused when Microsoft announced its choice yesterday, setting the stage for a massive rollout when its flagship operating system goes on sale in fall 2006.
  • Longhorn Gets a Name: Windows Vista | Betanews 28 January 2010 2:10 UTC www.betanews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ All I want to say for Microsoft Windows Operating system is " AN APPLE A DAY KEEPS WINDOWS AWAY !!!"
  • Longhorn Gets a Name: Windows Vista | Betanews 28 January 2010 2:10 UTC www.betanews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.One of its major strengths is the massive library of games created for it, and ease of use; its major downside is the rampant security issues it suffers.^ Navigate to where you ur create BartPE (the one u first make by using pebuilder.exe) and then select it and click “OK” the window will close.
  • Roderick van Domburg's Cache » Installing Windows XP from USB 11 January 2010 6:35 UTC www.vandomburg.net [Source type: General]

^ I like the feel and ease of use OS X offers but I also like the vast range of software and games available for windows.
  • Maclive.net:: Windows Vista: First of a Kind Features? 28 January 2010 2:10 UTC www.maclive.net [Source type: General]

^ The issue is who owns documents, the document creator or the software that was used to create the documents.

.In the most basic terms possible, Windows is a file manager oriented operating system which has been designed to run virtually any program or file within reason.^ Windows is a lifeless operating system.
  • Maclive.net:: Windows Vista: First of a Kind Features? 28 January 2010 2:10 UTC www.maclive.net [Source type: General]

^ Documentation for the Windows operating systems.
  • Windows 25 January 2010 16:016 UTC docs.hp.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Windows-R opens the Run Program box.

.More recent editions, such as Windows XP have been targetted at the growing popularity of networking, home multimedia, and wireless capability.^ XP was clearly targeted at the home market.
  • Longhorn Gets a Name: Windows Vista | Betanews 28 January 2010 2:10 UTC www.betanews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It is a brand new netbook with windows XP home edition install on it .
  • Roderick van Domburg's Cache » Installing Windows XP from USB 11 January 2010 6:35 UTC www.vandomburg.net [Source type: General]

^ Thanks you for this great guide ;D Now I have Windows XP Black Edition on my laptop.
  • Roderick van Domburg's Cache » Installing Windows XP from USB 11 January 2010 6:35 UTC www.vandomburg.net [Source type: General]

.The majority of all A-list computer games are coded for Windows.^ For example, if you open My Computer, then drive C:, then one of the folders, you can quickly close them all by holding down Shift and clicking the last window's close box.

^ Boot into 95.  Go back to My Computer/Virtual Memory as listed above, and select let Windows manage my virtual memory.  Click apply and reboot.  All is transferred and your new drive should be working properly.

^ OpenOffice is a multi-platform office productivity suite compatible with all major file formats and it runs on both Windows XP and on Linux.

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Desktop OS market share
as of May, 2009[1]
Microsoft Windows - 87.75%
Mac OS X and Mac OS - 9.81%
Linux - 0.99%
Solaris - 0.01%
Other - 1.44%

Microsoft Windows is an operating system made by Microsoft. It is used by almost 90% of computer users but not everyone agrees it is the best. Almost all new personal computers come installed with Windows 7, some weaker computers may come with an older version.

Microsoft Windows was first made in 1985. The most recent change is Windows 7 which was made in 2009. Bill Gates helped make Windows. He was vice chief executive officer and co-founder of Microsoft, and he was the chief software architect, but now has left the company.

Windows lets people run programs and sort their files. It has many programs that come with it, these can read and write documents and pictures. The program Internet Explorer lets people use the internet, look at web pages and read e-mail. The application Windows Media Player lets users listen to music and watch videos. A user is also able to download and install many other applications. These applications can be anything from video games to software like Microsoft Office.

Contents

Popular Windows versions

Release date Product name Notes Last IE
May 1990 Windows 3.x Unsupported 5
July 1993 Windows NT Unsupported 5
August 1995 Windows 95 Unsupported 5.5
June 1998 Windows 98 Unsupported 6
February 2000 Windows 2000 Unsupported[2] 6
September 2000 Windows Me Unsupported 6
October 2001 Windows XP Current for SP2 and SP3 (RTM and SP1 unsupported). 7
November 2006 (volume licensing)
January 2007 (retail)
Windows Vista Current. Version Changed to NT 6.0.6001 with SP1 (February 4 08) 8
July 2007 Windows Home Server Current 8
February 2008 Windows Server 2008 Current 8
October 22, 2009 Windows 7 Current 9

Criticism

Many users have complained that Windows operating systems are buggy or have many security holes, and can slow down over time. Because of its popularity, most computer viruses are written to infect computers running Windows.

References

  1. Operating System Market Share, Feburary 2009, courtesy of Net Applications, a marketing company which obtains its data from the Alexa Toolbar or related products. Because people who install these products on their computers are not always aware that the product reports web browsing habits back to the marketers at Alexa some security software considers the Alexa Toolbar spyware and removes it. Both the automated removal-as-spyware and the self-selecting nature of those who install software that reports on personal web browsing habits raises questions as to whether the resulting data represents a unbiased statistical sample of Internet users.
  2. "Microsoft Support Lifecycle". Microsoft. May 4, 2005. http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/?p1=3071. Retrieved 2007-03-25. 

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