Discuss about the Graphical User Interface Operating System.
Windows 10 is chosen for this report; it is the graphical user interface operating system created by the tech giant Microsoft. Microsoft’s most selling product is widely used all over the world (van Ginkel, Bakker and Pouw 2017).
The report will highlight the background of Windows 10 and the operating system used prior to Windows 10. The technical aspects have been discussed in the report. The advantages and the disadvantages have also been stated. Windows 10 has improved in terms of server and networking during the course of these years. All these aspects have been showcased.
Windows is a graphical user interface based operating system developed by Microsoft. It came with a bunch of useful applications like Microsoft Word, Microsoft Powerpoint, Excel, and the users adopted the applications with open hands (Wallace 2016). Still, in the year, the operating system and their applications are quite useful and popular among the masses. This operating system dominates almost cent percent market share of all the operating system of the world. The windows operating system is more user-friendly compared to another operating system of the world and also the operating system comes with some pre-packaged services which further attracts the customers (Tidrow, Boyce and Shapiro 2017). Windows XP was the popular operating system and it was counted that almost sixty-two percent of the Internet users use the technology. Though some of the versions of the operating system failed, however, Windows XP, Windows 7 gained a mass popularity and too earned revenues. Windows 10 is the latest version of the operating system.
Explanation of Windows 10
Windows 10 is the operating system which is constantly evolving and improving. Microsoft released four popular editions of the operating system- enterprise, education, home and professional and is readily accepted and appreciated by all the customers all over the world. Windows 10 operating system is developed keeping in mind to integrate all the devices’ users like desktop, laptop, tablet computers and smartphones (Halsey 2015). The operating system user interface has been modified to touchscreen user interface. The Windows 10 mobile devices also have the Windows 10 mobile version installed and the user can access some of the features which they use in desktop versions like Microsoft Office, Microsoft Office 360 and other cloud services.
Windows also has the server edition popularly known as Windows Server 2016 and it was developed by Microsoft concurrently with Windows 10 (Halsey 2015). Windows Server offers the advanced networking features like DHCP, DNS, IP address management, Windows server 2016 also offers Hyper-V, with the help of Hyper-V individual or any organisation can run another operating system within the existing Windows Server operating system (Anderson 2015). Microsoft also offers Nano server, and it is the minimal version where the graphical user interface is missing, but it offers the same functionality which Windows Server 2016 does.
Technical details of Windows 10
Windows 10 has the following features-
- Windows 10 has got the Start menu from where the shortcuts can be accessed, it also provides the access to the apps in tile format (Vanhuss et al. 2016).
- Cortana, the virtual assistant provides access to the files on the computer and assist in finding stuff over the browser.
iii. Xbox App: Xbox provides high-quality gaming experience.
- Microsoft Edge: The browser providing fast browsing experience to the customers (Vanhuss et al. 2016).
- Virtual desktop: Provides multitasking environment to the users.
- The universal apps: Microsoft has planned to develop apps that will run both on the desktop and smart phone.
Advantages and Disadvantages of Windows 10
Advantages: As per the customers the latest version of Windows, Windows 10 is approved as the best operating system. Windows 10 has got the DirectX 12 via which customers can get high frame rates, now they can get high gaming experience on their desktop. The user interface of the operating system has been designed slightly aligned to Windows 7 to ease the customers’ experience. The latest apps for Windows 10 are designed in such a way that the apps can be navigated easily using keyboard and mouse (Tidrow, Boyce and Shapiro 2015). The latest feature, Cortana is the virtual assistant of the operating system which helps in searching any files on the computer or mobile. It also assists in browsing the internet for various kind of stuff. With the implementation of the windows store, users can access the useful apps. Microsoft Edge, the new browser integrated within provides fast browsing experience. Microsoft offers the features- virtual desktops.
Disadvantages: The Windows 10 provides the updates, it consumes the disk space, the operating system is relatively new, so the operating system contains bugs (Singh and Singh 2016). Cortana, the virtual assistant keep track of all the details of the personal data, the users can deny sharing the personal data, that can be the concern and that is the disadvantage.
Windows 1 released in the year 1985, and it was their first attempt to introduce graphical user interface, and it was executed on the top of MS-DOS. Later came the Windows 2, the facility of minimising and maximise was introduced, in Windows 3 it was possible to run MS-DOS under Windows, in Windows 3.1 the game Minesweeper was developed and integrated (Tidrow, Boyce and Shapiro 2015). Windows 95 version got the multitasking feature, the Internet explorer was added to the version, in Windows 98 Windows Media player was launched integrated with the operating system, it also got the drivers installed which assist the installation of the future versions of the Windows. Windows ME was the last edition based on MS-DOS, it got the Windows Media Player, Windows Movie Maker installed (Singh and Singh 2016). However, as the operating system was full of bugs, the project failed, later came Windows 2000 with the hibernation feature.
Windows XP was the most successful one, the version got the automatic updates features and the recovery tools. The Later successful venture was the Windows 7 which got the transparent features, after Windows 7, Windows is the latest and most innovative operating system of the times. The networking has advanced in the versions and the server versions have launched and advanced during the course of change in these years.
It can be concluded from the above discourse that Windows 10 with all its innovative features have already been appreciated by the users worldwide. Windows’s background has been discussed, Windows 10 along with Windows Server 2016’ features have been stated in this report. The report also shows lights on the technical aspects of Windows 10. Windows 10’s advantages and disadvantages have been showcased as well. Windows 10 has embellished in terms of server and networking during the course of these years. All these aspects have been grandstanded.
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