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Chapter 1. Introducing Windows 2000 Prof... > A Little Windows NT/2000 History

A Little Windows NT/2000 History

As you surely know, Windows is a graphical user interface (GUI)and operating system (OS) that is the heart and soul of your computer. Without it, you can't run your favorite programs, copy a diskette, or even enter text from the keyboard. You could use another operating system such as MacOS, Linux, or OS/2, but the clear frontrunner in operating systems for personal computers these days is Windows from Microsoft Corporation. This said, let's step back in time for a moment to better put this Windows 2000 into its historical context so that when we cover the new features of Windows 2000 later in this chapter, you will have a little better perspective.

Many versions of Windows led up to the release of Windows 2000. Windows started out at version 1.0, though you don't hear much about that nowadays. Well, actually you didn't hear much about it then, either. It left a lot to the imagination.


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