It is hard to deny the overwhelming popularity of Microsoft operating systems, particularly their line of Windows products. In fact, these operating systems (OS) are found on a large number of personal and business computers. Prized for their simple interfaces and navigation systems, the operating systems offered by Microsoft are typically ahead of the technology curve and allow users to surf the net, organize and store data and access entertainment applications. The operating systems developed by Microsoft offer users other benefits as well including customization options, effective help files, outstanding performance and heightened security. Like any system, it also has several blatant problems, primarily compatibility, size and exposure to potentially harmful viruses.
Still, Microsoft has managed to maintain their hold on the industry. Their technology focuses primarily on data storage and organization. In fact, the Windows platform is prized because of the way it organizes data and information automatically and creates an easily searchable pattern. By focusing on organization and ease of navigation, Microsoft has created a platform that even a computer ‘noob’ can easily begin working effectively on a computer.
Microsoft has consistently worked to develop technology which addresses concerns raised by users. This is evident by the recent security advances seen in their two latest offerings, Vista and Microsoft 7. By integrating automated upgrades and creating high standards, many consumers find that the Microsoft operating systems are the best options.
Still, there are those who feel Microsoft has not adequately addressed security concerns. There is evidence that the systems that rely on these operating systems are especially vulnerable to attacks in the form of viruses, hackers, worms, Trojan horses and more.
With their overwhelming popularity and stunning marketing programs, it seems unlikely that these concerns will affect Microsoft at all. It is hopeful that as technology evolves, Microsoft will integrate more security into their next operating system release.