A Timeline and History of Operating Systems

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Timeline of operating systems - Wikipedia

It is amazing how complex and yet how important Operating Systems have come to play an important role in our daily lives. 

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When it comes to choosing an operating system (OS) for servers, there are several options available, each with its unique strengths and weaknesses. The choice of the best server OS depends on various factors, such as the workload, scalability requirements, security needs, and compatibility with existing infrastructure. In this article, we’ll explore some of the most popular and reliable server operating systems and discuss their advantages and disadvantages.

The Best Operating Systems for Servers in 2024

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Microsoft Windows Server
Unix-based Operating Systems


2000s - Present:
Windows XP (2001) introduced enhanced stability, performance, and support for multimedia features.
Mobile operating systems like iOS (Apple) and Android (Google) emerged, powering smartphones and tablets.
Virtualization technologies allowed multiple operating systems to run simultaneously on a single hardware platform.
Cloud computing platforms such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure offered scalable infrastructure and hosted services.
Modern operating systems continue to evolve with advancements in areas like security, virtualization, containerization, and artificial intelligence.