Microsoft Windows is a computer operating system created by Microsoft that is pre-installed on most ready to use computers. Its target market is for people who have no experience with how computers work.
Competing operating systems include Apple Mac OS X and Linux on the desktop.
There have been many versions of Microsoft Windows over the years. Here are some of the recent popular versions:
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