Windows has ruled the desktop for more than a decade, actually it is about 15 years. It was 1992 that Microsoft released Windows 3.11, and that very much was the turning point, while 3.11 looked just like its predecessor, under the hood it contained something very unique. For the first time it was cheap and easy to network computers. Businesses flocked to Windows, the ability to network resources was a huge time and money saver. Several computers could now share an expensive resource like a printer, better still, the networked computers could share that most valuable of assets, data.