On October 28th 2012, Microsoft released the game changing operating system, Windows 8. Suffice to say that it is the biggest change to the operating systems that Microsoft has ever undertaken since it launched the Windows 95 operating system. Windows 8 promises a revolutionary user experience. Available for all laptops and PCs, Microsoft have gone a step further and enabled its usage on the Tablet. The operating system is also available on platforms that use the windows platform such as the windows phone 8. In an attempt to come to terms with the changes that come with the windows 8 operating system, it seems right to take a trip down memory lane and take stock of the progress that Microsoft has accomplished with its range of operating systems.