Microsoft's new operating system hits shelves on 20 November 1985 -- but how did Windows take over the offices, schools and homes of almost every computer user in the world and make Bill Gates the richest man in the world along the way?
Editor's note:This article was previously published under a different title and was updated for the 30th anniversary.
You can customise your home screen with your favourite apps and widgets. The new look was designed to work on touchscreen devices and remains the basis for Windows since then, although many users found the new design too jarring.
Microsoft unveiled the follow-up to its Windows 8 operating system on 30 September 2014. Its name? Windows 10, skipping the number nine for reasons known only to Microsoft. One of the big advantages of Windows 10 is that apps will run across Windows phones, tablets, PCs and the Xbox One games console.