These Microsoft Windows basics help any user to learn more about the software bundle.
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Windows is a ubiquitous and constantly evolving, user-driven operating system. With many versions to choose from offering diverse user experiences and options, there is definitely a Windows operating system that fits the needs of every computer user, developer, and gamer.
Given the generalized nature of Windows operating system, there are also many benefits of using them. Most notably, this includes compatibility with most programs and a highly intuitive as well as easy-to-use Graphic User Interface. This makes it arguably the best set of operating systems on the market.
Windows also comes with many provisions to increase security for home computers, professional/organizational computers, and web browsing. From wireless connection protection to user-level access control, Windows operating system users can customize their security options for the best possible fit as well as the most possible security. This is even further guaranteed with updates that are released frequently to ensure that security is up to date.
This isn’t to say that steps shouldn’t be taken by users in order to verify that the utmost security is maintained. This includes avoiding open source and torrent programs, performing frequent virus scans, accepting Windows updates and keeping Windows Updater active, limiting access to resources, and turning off unneeded services.
Encryption on Windows operating systems is now easy with BitLocker software, which currently comes free with Vista or Windows 7. Alternately, for older operating systems, there is a simple process one can follow in order to manually encrypt and decrypt files and folders.
Microsoft provides a wide breadth of support of its operating systems. A simple visit to the Microsoft website will result in an offering of many options for problem solving and technical assistance, to include automated online clients that fix many problems automatically and links to updates for software and drivers.
Although debugging Windows programs may require knowledge of programming language, users can also use a preinstalled debugger called WinDbg. By following ten easy steps, users can attach this debugger to an active program and thus, debug that program. There are also a series of tools offered on the Microsoft website to help with software and services debugging for various Windows operating systems.