Why is Windows called Windows?

Is this a stupid question? Well, I’d love your feedback.

Before Windows 3 and Apple Macs, computer screens looked like this.

You had to know what you wanted to do and how to do it.
Even more significantly, you could only do one thing at a time. This was even true of iPhones till iOS 4.

Then, in 1990, Microsoft introduced Windows 3. You can see that you do more than one thing at a time, that you can see more than one thing at a time, and even better, you can copy and paste information from one window to another. Each app has its own window – hence “Windows”. Plural.

Today, we at Sussex Smarts along with our customers use more than one screen connected to our computer. It’s really convenient to be able to read one document while working on another. I even used two monitors to write this blog post.

Please let us know how or why you use multiple monitors, and get in touch if you would like to learn more.

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