With the launch of Windows, Microsoft Company has changed the world forever. Microsoft offered to millions of users these computers (IBM-PC), giving them a friendly graphical interface, easy to use. Although at first, it was regarded more as a fun element, a playing tool. Later Windows has become also a business tool for more serious users; Windows has become the standard for hardware and software compatibility. With the release of Windows 95, Microsoft has changed the world computer company, essentially changing the look and workflow.
Microsoft Company has devoted years of intense research on Windows to make the operating system easier to learn and use then the previous operating systems. On Windows users of these systems (Windows 98, Windows Millennium, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7) have unlimited possibilities of fun, work, access to information, surf the internet and the list can continue because the latest versions have unlimited uses. However, despite its ease of use and graphical interface that provides, Windows 95 is not entirely intuitive. But after this period of learning and transition, work is more productive on Windows operating systems then it was on the older versions - Windows 3.0 and Windows 3.1. Working on Windows XP, Vista or 7, everything is done with more and more ease.
MS-Windows is an operating system and programming environment that provides users a friendly graphical interface based on windows, media interaction and modern screen: menus, buttons, graphics cursor, "boxes" of dialogue and others. This explains the great popularity enjoyed, especially after his last versions. Windows had many additional features unlike DOS environment, it has standard graphical user interface, execution of simultaneous programs, computer hardware virtualization, resources to share with its many programs, opportunities for exchange of data between applications. Thus, a DOS program has exclusive access to internal memory, full screen console and equipment input / output. In Windows, all computer hardware resources are shared between programs that run simultaneously. A Windows program has access only to a physical area of the screen, which is the "window" of work. It is used not only for display but for any operation of user interaction. Windows programs can overlap and perform simultaneously on the screen surface; they can be resized and moved on the screen.
The desktop is the main screen you see when you open your computer and log on to Windows. It serves as a workspace. When you open programs or folders, they appear on the desktop. Also, you can place items on the desktop, such as files or folders and arrange them as desired.
The desktop is sometimes defined broadly as a location for the taskbar. The taskbar is located at the bottom of the screen. This shows what programs are running and allows you to switch between them. It also contains the Start button, used to access programs, folders and computer settings.
Start menu is the main point of access to programs, folders and computer settings. As the term suggests, "Start", it is often the place where you go to start and open your programs.
The taskbar is the long bar, horizontal, located at the bottom of the screen. Unlike the desktop, which can be covered by windows, the taskbar is visible almost always. It has three main sections:
Start button, which opens the Start menu. Middle section, which shows programs and files you have opened and allows rapid switching between them.
Notification area includes a clock and icons that communicate the status of certain programs and computer settings.
Windows contains mini-programs called gadgets, which provide information quickly and provide easy access to frequently used tools. For example, gadgets are used to display a picture, slide shows or views of updated headlines. Among the gadgets of Windows 7 it does include a calendar, clock, weather updates, news headlines, picture Puzzles.