Windows NT is a family of operating systems developed by Microsoft, starting with the release of Windows NT 3.1 on July 27, 1993. It represents a significant departure from the previous MS-DOS-based versions of Windows, as it is built on a more advanced architecture known as the Windows NT kernel.
Windows NT was designed to be a robust, stable, and secure platform, making it suitable for both client and server environments. It offered true preemptive multitasking, advanced security features, and support for multiple hardware platforms.
The Windows NT family includes several major releases, with Windows NT 3.x and Windows NT 4.0 being notable versions: While Windows NT 4.0 and Windows NT 3.x were significant advancements, Windows NT's evolution did not end there. Subsequent releases, such as Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, and beyond, continued to build upon the Windows NT architecture, providing even more features, security enhancements, and improved user experiences.
- Great-grandfather of the Madobe Family's Shirato lineage, Sanpei (三平), whose name might refer to Windows NT 3.51.