computer controls the overall operation of large and complex package of various programs and system libraries, which is called the "operating system".Developers create not only the operating system ("axis" in the professional argot system administrators), but also constantly releasing updates that improve system performance, as well as their new versions.Each version is a further development of the software, and the "axis" is getting better, more perfect, and work with it - safer.

Windows: from version to version



Before the advent of graphical operating system users know only the management via the command line, ie, the interface was text.The program was quite poor appearance, and work on a computer running DOS (Disk Operating System) was com
plex and required a heftier special knowledge and skills.The first truly graphical operating system from Microsoft Corporation has made a real revolution in the scheme of "computer - the user."It was made famous Windows'95.

work with the computer has become much easier and more convenient way to communicate with him that had an opportunity to any housewife, who managed to figure out the new interface.However, it was not so difficult, and designers, inspired by the success of his creation, one after the other have created some new versions, both for professional needs and for general use.

Some of the new version differs only slightly from previous ones, and the transition to them was painless.But Windows Vista was very unusual, and it came under a barrage of criticism.A very successful so far, even after announced in the near future, the withdrawal of support, became Windows 7 is largely preserved features of the Vista interface, and now the turn of a new trend - Windows 8.

Windows 8 - a new step towards perfection



The interface of the new system is fundamentally different from all previous products of Microsoft, and so it may seem highly unusual that, strictly speaking, true.No familiar from previous versions of the "Start" menu - was replaced by a convenient initial screen where a beautiful animated tiles placed icons of frequently used applications, only to put them there, unlike automation "Start" menu, you must manually.And all the programs installed on your computer remain hidden.Including those called office and standard.

To find, for example, often use the control panel, you need free space on the startup screen, right-click, and then click on will appear in the bottom of the screen icon "All Programs."In the list of icons to be found and the control panel.

Open standard, so familiar with the desktop control panel.Now you can easily make all the necessary settings, and other manipulation, and close the panel.By the way, the desktop in Windows 8 is still here, but it exists in the form of applications that can be accessed and enjoyed from the home screen.He left in the new system, for reasons of compatibility of old programs with a new habitual OSes.