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learning one Windows program is useful while using any other Microsoft
3. It is a single-user, multitasking operating system. That is, a user may run more
than one program at a time. For example, while editing a file in the foreground, a
sorting job can be given in the background.
The monitor's screen can be
partitioned into multiple windows and the progress of different programs can be
viewed on different windows.
It allows file names to contain up to 255 characters as well as some
punctuation marks, such as periods, commas, and semicolons.
With these features, Microsoft Windows became an operating system of choice for
most personal computer users after 1990. However, good GUIs require powerful
processors, large primary memory, large hard disks, and a fast, high-resolution
monitor. Hence Microsoft Windows requires all these on your computer for
successful installation and for running most Windows applications. The actual
system configuration required varies from one Windows version to another and
also depends on the application.
Microsoft Windows NT Microsoft Windows NT is a multi-user, timesharing operating system developed
by Microsoft. It was designed to have Unix-like features so that it can be used for
powerful workstations and network and database servers. Its main features are as
1. Unlike Unix, its native interface is a GUI. The look and feel of Microsoft
Windows NT's GUI is similar to that of Microsoft Windows's GUI.
It supports multiprogramming and is also designed to take advantage of
multiprocessing on systems having multiple processors.
3. It has built-in networking and communications features so that any computer
with Microsoft Windows NT can be made to work as a network client or server.
4. It provides strict system security.
5. It has a rich set of tools for software development and system administration.
It can run Microsoft Windows applications and many Unix applications
7. Its design is based...
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This document was uploaded on 04/07/2014.
- Spring '14