|A version of the Windows 9x operating system|
|Source model||Closed source|
|Released to |
|June 19, 2000|
|September 14, 2000|
|Latest release||4.90.3000 / September 14, 2000|
|Kernel type||Monolithic kernel|
|Preceded by||Windows 98 (1998)|
|Succeeded by||Windows XP (2000)|
|Mainstream support ended on December 31, 2003|
Extended support ended on July 11, 2006
Windows ME is the Millennium Edition of the Microsoft Windows operating system. Windows ME is based on Windows 98. Windows Me was based on MS-DOS (as were Windows 98 and Windows 95), and is meant for people using computers in their homes. Windows 2000 and Windows ME are similar in looks, but Windows ME has features that families find useful, while Windows 2000 was meant for businesses, although many home users also used Windows 2000 especially after Windows ME got bad reviews.
It was released in the year 2000, and thus was called Windows Millennium Edition. It was the last Windows to be based in MS-DOS. Unlike Windows 2000, Windows ME generally got negative reviews due to bugs and incompatible hardware. Support and updates for Windows ME (and Windows 98) ended in 2006, whereas Windows 2000 was supported until 2010.
References[change | change source]
- "Microsoft Announces Immediate Availability Of Windows Millennium Edition (Windows Me)". News Center. Microsoft. September 14, 2000.
- "Windows Me: Microsoft Releases New Operating System Built From the Ground Up for Home PC Users". News Center. Microsoft.
- Pastore, Michael (2003). A+ Certification Study Guide (5 ed.). McGraw-Hill. p. 315. ISBN 978-0-07-222766-6.
- "Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition". Microsoft Support Lifecycle. Microsoft. Retrieved 2016-05-24.
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