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Windows is the brand name for a series of operating systems from Microsoft. Instead of tagging a post "Windows", try to use a more specific tag, like windows-7, windows-xp or windows-server-2008-r2 .


Windows is a family of operating systems developed by Microsoft. Originally a graphical add-on for Microsoft DOS, Windows is now the dominant family of operating systems on the desktop.

Today there are several branches of Windows:

  • Windows for desktops, notebooks, netbooks, and tablets
  • Windows Server, for servers
  • Windows Embedded Compact, for embedded devices
  • Windows Phone, for smartphones

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