OS History

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  • BSD

    Berkeley Software Distribution: a UNIX-based computer operating system.
  • Windows

    Windows is a desktop operating system developed by Microsoft.
  • Linux

    Linux is an open source operating system that is made up of the kernel, the base component of the OS, and the tools, apps, and services bundled along with it.
  • Windows NT Advanced Server 3.1

    Windows NT Advanced Server 3.1
    The first version of Windows for Workgroups, it allows users to share files, use print servers, and chat online.
  • Debian GNU/Linux

    Debian GNU/Linux
    Debian is a Linux-based operating system for a wide range of devices including laptops, desktops and servers.
  • NetBSD

    NetBSD is a free and open-source Unix-like operating system based on the Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD)
  • Slackware Linux

    Slackware Linux
    Slackware is a Linux distribution designed for maximum simplicity and stability.
  • Windows NT Server 3.5

    Windows NT Server 3.5
    "NT" was formerly expanded to "New Technology" but no longer carries any specific meaning.
  • Windows 95

    Windows 95
    Windows 95 was the operating system from Microsoft which succeeded the Windows 3.1 operating system. It was considered a complete operating system, as it was not a graphical interface running on MS-DOS, and it also performed without any need of the MS-DOS environment after the boot process.
  • OpenBSD

    OpenBSD is a security-focused, free and open-source, Unix-like operating system based on the Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD).
  • Windows NT Server 4.0 Terminal Server Edition

    Windows NT Server 4.0 Terminal Server Edition
    Windows NT 4.0 Terminal Server Edition is an edition of Windows NT 4.0 released on June 1998, which allows remote solutions to applications on a server.
  • Windows 98

    Windows 98
    Windows 98 is a consumer-oriented operating system developed by Microsoft as part of its Windows 9x family of Microsoft Windows operating systems.
  • Windows 98 SE

    Windows 98 SE
    Windows 98 Second Edition (often shortened to Windows 98 SE and sometimes to Win98 SE) is an updated version of Windows 98 released on May 1999, nine months before the release of Windows 2000. It includes many bug fixes, improved WDM audio and modem support, improved USB support, the replacement of Internet Explorer 4.0 with Internet Explorer 5.0, Web Folders (WebDAV namespace extension for Windows Explorer), and related shell updates.
  • Windows 2000

    Windows 2000
    Windows 2000 is an operating system designed by Microsoft to run application programs, store files, support networking and provide other features like multimedia and entertainment.
  • MacOS

    It is the primary operating system for Apple's Mac computers. Within the market of desktop and laptop computers it is the second most widely used desktop OS, after Microsoft Windows.
  • Windows XP

    Windows XP
    Windows XP is an operating system (OS) developed and exclusively distributed by Microsoft Corporation and targeted to owners of personal computers, laptops and media centers.
  • Windows Server 2003

    Windows Server 2003
    Windows Server 2003 Web is meant for building and hosting Web applications, Web pages, and XML web services. It is designed to be used primarily as an IIS web server and provides a platform for developing and deploying XML Web services and applications that use ASP.NET technology.
  • Ubuntu (Linux)

    Ubuntu (Linux)
    Ubuntu is a free desktop operating system. It's based on Linux, a massive project that enables millions of people around the world to run machines powered by free and open software on all kinds of devices. Linux comes in many shapes and sizes, with Ubuntu being the most popular iteration on desktops and laptops.
  • Windows Vista

    Windows Vista
    Windows Vista is Microsoft's PC operating system that followed Windows XP and preceded Windows 7. It is known for its dramatically augmented visual display and stringent security advancements.
  • IOS

    iOS, an acronym for iPhone Operating System, is a Unix-derived operating system powering all of Apple's mobile devices. The name iOS was not officially applied to the software until 2008, when Apple released the iPhone software development kit, enabling any app makers to create applications for the platform.
  • Android

    The Android operating system is a mobile operating system that was developed by Google to be primarily used for touchscreen devices, cell phones, and tablets.
  • Windows 7

    Windows 7
    Windows 7 is the Microsoft Windows operating system (OS) released commercially in October 2009 as the successor to Windows Vista. Windows 7 is built on the Windows Vista kernel and was intended to be an update to the Vista OS. It uses the same Aero user interface that debuted in Windows Vista.
  • Mac OS X Lion

    Mac OS X Lion
    Mac OS X Lion is an operating system. It is the eighth major release of Apple's Mac OS X software line. It is made for Macintosh desktops, laptops, and servers.
  • Windows 8 ja 8.1

    Windows 8 ja 8.1
    Windows 8 was released in 2012 and was designed to work with touchscreen devices. Windows 8.1 was released in 2013 and added a number of new features, including the ability to customize the Start screen, a new search function, and support for higher-resolution displays.
  • Windows 10

    Windows 10
    Windows 10 is a Microsoft operating system for personal computers, tablets, embedded devices and internet of things devices. Microsoft released Windows 10 in July 2015 as a follow-up to Windows 8.
  • Marshmellow 6.0

    Marshmellow 6.0
    Marshmallow is the official Android codename for the upcoming 6.0 update of the open source Android mobile operating system. Marshmallow was first announced at Google I/O in May 2015 as the Android M release.
  • Windows Server 2016

    Windows Server 2016
    Microsoft Windows Server 2016 is Microsoft's server operating system (OS). It was specifically developed to serve as a platform for running networked applications. Windows Server 2016 was released for general availability on Oct. 12, 2016, and was developed concurrently with Windows 10.
  • Mac OS X Sierra

    Mac OS X Sierra
    macOS Sierra is an operating system for desktop and laptop computers. It is version 10.12 of the OS X series of operating systems. In contrast to previous versions of OS X, Apple has dropped the "X" to make the branding more consistent with its other products, including iOS and watchOS.
  • Windows server 2019

    Windows server 2019
    Container Networking in Windows Server 2019 greatly improves usability of Kubernetes on Windows by enhancing platform networking resiliency and support of container networking plugins. Deployed workloads on Kubernetes are able to use network security to protect both Linux and Windows services using embedded tooling.
  • Mac OS Catalina

    Mac OS Catalina
    Catalina, the latest version of macOS, offers beefed-up security, solid performance, the ability to use an iPad as a second screen, and many smaller enhancements. It also ends 32-bit app support, so check your apps before you upgrade.
  • Android 11

    Android 11
    Android 11 is the eleventh major release and 18th version of Android, the mobile operating system developed by the Open Handset Alliance led by Google. It was released on September 8, 2020.
  • Mac OS Big Sur

    Mac OS Big Sur
    To mark the transition, the operating system's major version number was incremented, for the first time since 2000, from 10 to 11. The operating system is named after the coastal region of Big Sur in the Central Coast of California, continuing the naming trend of California locations that began with OS X Mavericks.
  • Windows 11

    Windows 11
    The latest version of Windows superseding Windows 10. Available as a free upgrade to Windows 10 in late 2021, Windows 11 has a new Start menu with icons centered on screen. Snap Layouts allow several application windows on screen to be treated as a group and maximized/minimized at the same time.