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operating system Microsoft's proprietary window system
and user interface software released in 1985 to run on top
of MS-DOS. Widely criticised for being too slow (hence
"Windoze", "Microsloth Windows") on the machines available
The 1996 market share of operating systems was:
DOS/Windows 70%
Windows 95 15%
Windows NT 2%
Other 13%
[Current shares?]
The version history goes something like: 1985 Windows 1,
1987 Windows 2, 1987 Windows/386, 1990 Windows 3.0, 1992
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