There have always been brands that are highly recognisable (whether you love them or hate them). For the last few decades, Microsoft and its products are unquestionably in that category. Most of the planet will have used a Microsoft product like Office or Windows at some time in their lives. Windows was a pioneer in the operating system space and was created 30 years ago by Bill Gates, a university drop out like so many entrepreneurs to follow.
30 years later, Windows is still the most widely used operating system throughout the world. There have been a number of iterations over the years starting with Windows 1.0 and culminating with Windows 10 to be released in 2015. Their naming structure hasn't always made the most sense however there must be a reason as to why Windows has dominated the market for so long.
Slate.com has posted an interesting article outlining the evolution of Windows over the last 30 years. It is quite a trip down memory lane – how many did you use?
Slate.com - Microsoft Windows has changed a lot in 30 years