Using Windows

Created and sold by a company called Microsoft, Windows isn’t like your usual software that lets you calculate income taxes or send angry e‐mails to politicians. No, Windows is an operating system, meaning it controls the way you work with your computer. It’s been around for 30 years, and the latest incarnation is called Windows 10.

The name Windows comes from all the little windows it places on your computer screen. Each window shows information, such as a picture, a program, or a baffling technical reprimand. You can place several windows onscreen simultaneously and jump from window to window, visiting different programs. Or, you can enlarge one window to fill the entire screen.

Windows provides ready-made solutions that can be implemented by just about anyone who’s ever used a computer, Because of a large amount of Microsoft Windows users, there is a much larger selection of available software programs, utilities, and games for Windows