Microsoft Windows

(redirected from Pocket Windows)

Microsoft Windows

(operating system)
Microsoft's proprietary window system and user interface software released in 1985 to run on top of MS-DOS. Widely criticised for being too slow (hence "Windoze", "Microsloth Windows") on the machines available then.

The 1996 market share of operating systems was:

DOS/Windows 70% Windows 95 15% Windows NT 2% Other 13%

The version history goes something like: 1985 Windows 1, 1987 Windows 2, 1987 Windows/386, 1990 Windows 3.0, 1992 Windows 3.1, 1992 Windows for Workgroups 3.1, 1993 Windows 3.11, 1993 Windows for Workgroups 3.11, 1993 Windows NT 3.1, 1994 Windows NT 3.5, 1995 Windows 95, 199? Windows NT 4, 1998 Windows 98, ? Windows NT 5.

Usenet newsgroups: news:comp.os.ms-windows.comp.os.ms-windows.advocacy, news:comp.os.ms-windows.comp.os.ms-windows.announce, news:comp.os.ms-windows.apps.comm, news:comp.os.ms-windows.apps.compatibility.win95, news:comp.os.ms-windows.apps.financial, news:comp.os.ms-windows.apps.misc, news:comp.os.ms-windows.apps.utilities, news:comp.os.ms-windows.apps.utilities.win3x, news:comp.os.ms-windows.apps.utilities.win95, news:comp.os.ms-windows.apps.winsock.mail, news:comp.os.ms-windows.apps.winsock.misc, news:comp.os.ms-windows.apps.winsock.news, news:comp.os.ms-windows.apps.word-proc, news:comp.os.ms-windows.misc, news:comp.os.ms-windows.networking.misc, news:comp.os.ms-windows.networking.ras, news:comp.os.ms-windows.networking.tcp-ip, news:comp.os.ms-windows.networking.win95, news:comp.os.ms-windows.networking.windows, news:comp.os.ms-windows.nt.admin.misc, news:comp.os.ms-windows.nt.admin.networking, news:comp.os.ms-windows.nt.advocacy, news:comp.os.ms-windows.nt.announce, news:comp.os.ms-windows.nt.misc, news:comp.os.ms-windows.nt.pre-release, news:comp.os.ms-windows.nt.setup.hardware, news:comp.os.ms-windows.nt.setup.misc, news:comp.os.ms-windows.nt.software.backoffice, news:comp.os.ms-windows.nt.software.compatibility, news:comp.os.ms-windows.nt.software.services, news:comp.os.ms-windows.pre-release, news:comp.os.ms-windows.programmer, news:comp.os.ms-windows.programmer.controls, news:comp.os.ms-windows.programmer.graphics, news:comp.os.ms-windows.programmer.memory, news:comp.os.ms-windows.programmer.misc, news:comp.os.ms-windows.programmer.multimedia, news:comp.os.ms-windows.programmer.networks, news:comp.os.ms-windows.programmer.nt.kernel-mode, news:comp.os.ms-windows.programmer.ole, news:comp.os.ms-windows.programmer.tools.mfc, news:comp.os.ms-windows.programmer.tools.misc, news:comp.os.ms-windows.programmer.tools.owl, news:comp.os.ms-windows.programmer.tools.winsock, news:comp.os.ms-windows.programmer.vxd, news:comp.os.ms-windows.programmer.win32, news:comp.os.ms-windows.programmer.winhelp, news:comp.os.ms-windows.setup, news:comp.os.ms-windows.setup.win3x, news:comp.os.ms-windows.setup.win95, news:comp.os.ms-windows.video, news:comp.os.ms-windows.win95.misc, news:comp.os.ms-windows.win95.setup, news:comp.binaries.ms-windows.
References in periodicals archive ?
Those surroundings are incorporated across the home's design, with large pocket windows that open onto the expansive outside living area so, whether inside or out, residents and guests will feel the synergy between the home and mountainside.
One of Rakowitz's "clients" asked for an elongated design while another preferred a bulbous, Jabba the Hutt-like look; one specified transparent walls, so that personal items would be visible from the outside, while others asked for opaque walls for privacy or for pocket windows to display "cardboard poetry.
Reader works only with handhelds running the Pocket Windows OS.