Graphic-based operating environment developed by Microsoft.
Short for "Microsoft Windows", this is the most popular operating system for personal computing (popular alternatives being Mac and Linux). Windows provides a graphical user interface (GUI), virtual memory management, multitasking, and support for many peripheral devices. Microsoft Internet Explorer is the default browser that comes bundled with Windows. There are many versions of Windows, e.g. Win 95, Win 98, Win ME, Win 2000, Win XP. Microsoft Windows Homepage offers free downloads, tips, and support information for all Windows platforms. See also: Windows Registry
Name for screens on a user's computer.
Microsoft's proprietary operating system and user interface software released in 1985 to run on top of MS-DOS.
In general, the style of window is indicative of the style of the building. Romanesque churches have rounded (semicircular) heads. Oeil de boeuf (ox eye) windows (round windows set into walls) are used in the Baroque style. See also lancet, oculus, oriel, rose window, wheel window, fenestration, sash...)
In architectural woodwork, all frames and sash for double hung, casement, awning, sidelights, clerestory and fixed windows. "Stock" and name brand units are not included.
A wall opening in a building added for the purpose of letting in light and air, usually sealed from the elements in some way, using a frame and sash containing glass or another type of transparent material, and usually able to be opened and shut. Windows containing glass began being heavily used in the late nineteenth century with advances in glass technology and frame construction. Windows gave building occupants options about views, ventilation, and exterior design.
n.: Just another pane in the glass.
Glass Block Windows - Repairing Windows
Extremely popular operating system for PCs. Released in 1986 with poor reception. It redeemed itself in 1989 with the release of Windows 3.0 by providing such revolutionary features as overlapping window panes and better memory management (yes, we can get over that 640K limit).
Boxes on your screen that hold different kinds of information. File lists, folder contents, and program work areas are all in windows. The letter you just typed is in a window, with a little close box in the corner - Upper left for Mac, upper right for Windows (the little one with an X on it).
An environment in which computer things happen. (By environment, I mean a computer environment not your typical high-near-70º- with-sunny-skies environment.) Windows screens generally have little clicky things that let you select buttons, icons, or pull-down menus. Oftentimes you may also type in these windows. (See also DOS.)
Something you can put on DOS.