Windows is a computer operating system developed and marketed by Microsoft. It is the most widely-used operating system in the world for PCs, and is a fully-featured operating system with a GUI (graphical user interface), allowing the user to interact with the system and installed programs more intuitively than with a command-line interface.
Windows is available on desktop PCs, laptops, tablets, and other devices. The most recent version is Windows 10, which was released in July 2015. Previous versions of Windows include Windows 7, 8, and 8.1. Microsoft has introduced a service called Windows as a Service, which allows users to keep their devices updated with the latest Windows features and safety improvements without the need for a full version upgrade.
Windows has been designed to be easily tailored to consumer needs and preferences. The system can be customized and personalized by changing settings, adding applications, or tweaking its color and themes. It also features a wide range of built-in functions, including a web browser, media player, mail client, and office suite. Additionally, Windows has support for a variety of hardware devices, such as printers, cameras, and scanners.
The user interface of Windows has also evolved over time. Microsoft began phasing out its classic desktop interface starting with Windows 8, which introduced the “Modern UI” design. Windows 10 also introduced a number of new features, including a voice-activated assistant, support for virtual reality headsets, and improved support for stylus input.