Microsoft Windows, commonly referred to as Windows, is a group of several
proprietary {{Short pages monitor * Freedows OS – an open-source attempt at creating a Windows clone for x86 platforms, intended to be released under the GNU General Public License. Started in 1996, by Reece K. Sellin, the project was never completed, getting only to the stage of design discussions which featured a number of novel concepts until it was suspended in 2002.

See also

* Architecture of Windows NT * Azure Sphere, Microsoft's Linux kernel, Linux-based operating system * BlueKeep * De facto standard * Dominant design * Windows Subsystem for Linux, a subsystem in
Windows 10 Windows 10 is a major release of the Windows NT operating system developed by Microsoft. It is the successor to Windows 8.1, which was released nearly two years earlier, and itself was Software release cycle#Release to manufacturing (RTM), ...

Windows 10
, not using the Linux kernel; reimplementing * Wintel


External links

Official Windows Blog

Microsoft Developer Network

Windows Developer Center

Microsoft Windows History Timeline

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