Microsoft Windows

Microsoft Windows , also known simply as Windows, is a proprietary operating system.


Windows has evolved over the years, and its feature set has changed dramatically. This Wiki has a fair amount of information on the subject of Microsoft Windows and Tcl and Microsoft Windows and Tk.

2015-05-04 APN Content on this page, much of which was duplicated, has been merged into the above pages.


Major versions of Windows include:

Windows 95
Windows 98
Windows XP
Windows Vista
Windows Aero
Windows Mobile 2003
Windows CE/Windows/CE
Windows ME
Windows NT
Windows 2000
Windows 2003
Windows 7
Windows 8

Tcl 8.6 requires Windows XP or later. Use 8.4/8.5 for earlier releases.

Other Windows API Implementations

Microsoft is no longer the only provider of the platforms implementing the Windows API: just by far the most dominant. There's also Wine (providing support for Windows apps on platforms like Linux, FreeBSD and BeOS) and ReactOS (providing an alternative Windows compatible operating system).

peterc 2008-06-13: getWindowsAPIVendor is a small but handy proc for detecting which win32 code base your app is really running on: Wine, ReactOS or Microsoft Windows. This can be used for tuning your app or informing the user of support/non-support.

Unix-like environments for Windows

Microsoft Services for Unix