1Ghosts of Windows past
Windows 3.0 made good use of 386 CPU hardware, but it was a GUI shell, not an OS.
2Ghosts of Windows past – Windows 3.1
The upgraded File Manager was one of the highlights of Windows 3.1.
3Ghosts of Windows past – Windows NT 3.x
The best we could say about NT Advanced Server was that it showed promise as an application server platform.
4Ghosts of Windows past – Windows 95
Windows 95 introduced the nesting Start menu and bundled system tools.
5Ghosts of Windows past – Windows NT 4.0
NT 4.0 integrated Windows 95 elements such as the Network Neighborhood.
6Ghosts of Windows past – Windows 98
Windows 98s Active Desktop allowed users to view Web content.
7Ghosts of Windows past – Windows 2000
Active Directory made Windows 2000 both compelling and formidable.
8Ghosts of Windows past – Windows XP
Windows XP was a security step forward, but XP SP2 was a leap.
9Ghosts of Windows past – Windows Server 2003
The changes we saw in IIS 6.0, part of Windows Server 2003, represented a complete re-think of Microsofts former features-first security architecture.