a family of operating systems created by Microsoft.
These systems work on servers, embedded systems and personal computers with which they are most often associated. The first version of Windows, released in 1985, was simply a GUI offered as an extension of Microsoft’s existing disk operating system, or MS-DOS. Microsoft Windows came to dominate the world’s personal computer (PC) market with over 90% market share. As of October 2018, the most recent version of Windows for PCs, tablets, smartphones and embedded devices is Windows 10.
The Microsoft family of systems includes:
Windows NT series