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Windows is an operating system with editions to support business workstations.

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A very Good OS

10 out of 10
March 28, 2023
It provides a very easy and user friendly space for learning. It allows for smooth Browsing and programming. Especially with Microsoft …
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March 28, 2023

A very Good OS

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
It provides a very easy and user friendly space for learning. It allows for smooth Browsing and programming. Especially with Microsoft visual studio which seemlessly integrates with Microsoft windows offering a smooth work which I don't have to download other software to do my programming. Along with a virtual assistant .
  • user friendly
  • Has it's own antivirus
  • has it's own programs preinstalled that can that are a necessity in todays world
  • I would like for it to tell whether a system is ably to handle any updates especially from windows too another to avoid any crashes
  • Better optimization on the disk usage
  • Constant updates can be very annoying
It is well suited in a work environment, being that an organization can set up their system to be specifically work related and only certain users can get access is really helpful. I also like that multiple users can log in on the same device and keep each account seperate without interfering with the other.
  • Preinstalled apps
  • User friendly
  • An uptake in work and assignements being done
  • Being very enjoyable to use
  • Ease of access
I Haven't used any other operating system so I wouldn't know.
Michal Wyrzykowski | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Microsoft Windows is an excellent operating system for nearly every situation. As we use computers for a variety of different tasks, having a dependable and secure operating system installed is a must. Microsoft provides this with regular updates and patches, which in turn results in a more secure and user-friendly digital environment. Further, Microsoft's various other software applications easily integrate with this operating system, which results in fewer technical issues interrupting the workflow.
  • Smooth operating system
  • Intuitive user interface
  • Easy integration of other Microsoft products
  • System encryption
  • Very secure
  • Forced updates occasionally have bad timing when ignored for too long
  • Microsoft Edge Web Browser is a bit clunky
  • The 3D desktop still needs some improvement
Microsoft Windows overall is well suited to most business and personal applications. It is an excellent operating system that provides plenty of features and integrations for the end user, as well as there is a great deal of software manufactured for use with this operating system. With the provided encryption possibility for professional users, this is a highly secure system. Logging onto the system with full encryption in place though can become a bit time-consuming.
  • Security
  • Smooth operation
  • Compatibility with most major software
  • Increased productivity
  • Intuitive interface
  • Quick operation
  • Minimal interruption from system processes
Microsoft Windows OS is very secure and user-friendly. When compared to Kali Linux, various other open source OS'es, and Apple iOS, this system keeps up well with their competition. As an end user, I have used all three systems, and each has its positive and negative points. Windows is great for the business setting and for a personal computer. iOS works great for anything involving graphic design due to its increased pallet of colors when compared to the others, and Linux is great for security and penetration testing as it is the most commonly used system for these tasks. It really is not about comparing the three systems but more about choosing the one that is intended for the task at hand.
Microsoft Windows overall is a very intuitive system that is very user-friendly. As an overall system used, I would definitely recommend it to most people out there, both within the industry and outside it. Then again, Microsoft Windows already has a reputation for being a reliable and secure operating system for the office and the home, so no need to really go into detail.
  • Integrated email application
  • Integrated web browser
  • Easy to use file management system
  • Command line (definitely not for everyone)
  • Bios settings
Yes, but I don't use it
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
All users machines are Windows 10 Pro, some older ones are Enterprise LTSB 2016. We image from PXE boot using Microsoft Deployment Toolkit. As always like before, there's spiritic GPO issues and some machines falling off the domain. Overall the OS handles blue screens and external drives much better than Windows 7.
  • ease of use
  • ease of deployment
  • ease of applying policies
  • blue screen and startup error handling could still be improved
General office day-to-day usage and code development in Visual Studio are great. But if doing other code then Windows doesn't work as well as Ubuntu IMO.
  • BitLocker
  • Domain and GPO
  • positive ROI
  • negative on time to troubleshoot issues for startup and blue screens
  • Ubuntu Linux and Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)
Windows is fundamentally different from Linux, each shines in their own spots and has cons as well.
all funtions
  • blue screen errors
  • startup errors
  • Bitlocker errors
  • none
  • none
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
  • Product Reputation
  • Prior Experience with the Product
no change
  • Implemented in-house
Change management was a small part of the implementation and was well-handled
  • deployment time
MDT helped deploy OS to users machines via PXE boot.
support remains spotty, researching online articles are a pain
no, to expensive!
They never did, unfortunately.
Works fine until it stops working, then hard to troubleshoot and fix!
  • general, office usage, printing
  • applying Group Policies
Yes, but I don't use it
Julia Kelly | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Windows is a great platform for all my trusted software programs. Always able to use Quickbooks/Word/Excel/Outlook seamlessly. Upgrading is very simple. Updating to solve bugs and make the program smoother is automatic when I shut down and restart. Wish Mac was as friendly with Quickbooks. Will definitely continue to use Windows with my desktop in the future. Great Product!!
  • Great integration with my business accounting software Quickbooks
  • Great integration with Microsoft Office 365
  • Easy to find files that I haven't used in awhile with search feature
  • Simple, easy to find listing of programs available
  • confusing at first when shut down is under start menu
  • task bar on 2 displays sometimes won't hide automatically even though set that way
  • not so intuitive to set up 2 displays
Microsoft Windows is great for accounting and basic Office 365 operations. Outlook is the best email available for me and Windows works well with it. Graphic capabilities has improved over the years and is almost on par with Apple.
  • Integration with software programs we use
  • Integration with Outlook, Word, Excell
  • Ease of use, including installation and updates
  • Positively effects our easy of use of other programs
  • Take it for granted because it is so transparent in use
  • Definitely worth the price.
Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365), QuickBooks Desktop Premier, Adobe Acrobat
Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Windows 10 has been the most solid version we've had in place since NT 4.0. It's a shame we have to jump through numerous hoops to disable telemetry, sneak around the consumer interface to perform basic business setup, and fight tooth and nail with the company to implement group policy while it sneaks around, attempting to tempt end-users into upgrading, signing up for accounts and switching from established, working applications to buggy MS alternatives. Unfortunately, it's in place as a workstation OS. The applications we run demand it and there's just no easily getting around that. When there is an option to run Linux as a workstation or server, I jump at the opportunity. Poorly supported is still better than battling the OS to get work done.
  • Run applications that require Windows.
  • Run telemetry behind your back to earn more money at the expense of your privacy.
  • Change standards on a dime.
  • Privacy
  • Administrative interfaces
  • Easily implemented corporate control
When your applications require Windows. Otherwise, I'd suggest running a Linux variant. The server will require less maintenance, your peer support will be better and in general, you can trust what's going on when you're not monitoring it.
  • Windows compatibility
  • End user familiarity
  • Widespread driver support
  • It's negatively affected IT productivity.
  • It's negatively affected end user productivity.
  • It's forced hardware upgrades across the board.
Because of its compatibility with third-party software requirements.
macOS, Ubuntu Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)
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