Windows NT is a family of operating systems produced by Microsoft, the first version of which was released in July 1993. It was a powerful high-level-language-based, processor-independent, multiprocessing, multiuser operating system with features comparable to Unix. It was intended to complement consumer versions of Windows that were based on MS-DOS. NT was the first fully 32-bit version of Windows, whereas its consumer-oriented counterparts, Windows 3.1x and Windows 9x, were 16-bit/32-bit hybrids. Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Home Server, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 and Windows Server 2012 are members of the Windows NT family, although they are not branded using the name "Windows NT".
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like bees stinging the heart all morning,
will keep the angels
with their windows open,
wide as an English bathtub.”
—Anne Sexton (19281974)