Basic Windows Operating System Architecture

The Microsoft Windows operating system has changed a lot from the simple personal computer operating system, DOS. It has grown from a single product offering to a full family of products to meet different needs. The current versions of Windows address a wide variety of computing needs, from portable devices and workstations to enterprise-class, high-performance platforms. The Windows operating system is designed to be a modular system to provide the widest variety of services for most platform requirements.

The current versions of client and server Windows operating systems in use today are all based on the Windows NT code base. Windows NT was Microsoft’s first operating system designed with security ...

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