Timeline – Windows

Windows is an OS developed from Microsoft for the X86 and X64 PC infrastructure.

There are still some other versions but the list would be endless long when I would write every codename Microsoft used as also many projects were never released… 

Codename / Preliminary name Final Name
Interface Manager Win 1.01
Sparta WfW 3.1
NT Beta NT 3.1
Daytona NT 3.5
Chicago Alpha / Chicago Betas Windows 95
Nashville Windows 95 B
Cairo NT 4.0
Memphis Windows 98
NT 5.0 Windows 2000
Neptune never released / merged to Whistler
Georgia Windows ME
Whistler Windows XP
.NET Server Windows 2003 Server
Longhorn / Vista Beta Windows Vista
Longhorn Server Windows Server 2008
 Blackcomb / Vienna Windows 7
Windows Server 8 Windows Server 2012
 Blue Windows 8.1
Threshold Server / Windows Server 2015 Windows Server 2016
Server 19H1 / Windows Server 2016 R2 Windows Server 2019
Threshold (1511) / Redstone

Windows 10

 

Windows 11

There are still some other versions but the list would be endless long when I would write every codename Microsoft used as also many projects were never released… 

2001
25 October 2001

Windows XP

Windows XP

With the 2001 release of Windows XP, Microsoft united its various Windows packages under a single banner, offering multiple editions for consumers, businesses, multimedia developers, and others.

1985
20 November 1985

Windows 1.01

Windows 1.01

Bill Gates said in that time: Windows should be like MAC OS