Windows Operating System, a legendary OS that almost all of us has used in our life. In fact most of us has learned computer operations on that. We can say that the credibility of computer education goes to Windows OS. Windows OS has delivered some of the greatest and most popular OS like Win XP and Win 7. This is one of the operating system which stands different from Unix or Unix like operating systems (like Linux and MAC). The operating system initially started with DOS (Disk Operating System) as its base structure however in the advanced versions they improvised their codes which was not DOS based. It collects the credibility of the widest used operating system in personal computing through out the world. Though in server level Linux is the widely used due to its large data handling capabilities and sustainability. Windows also takes the credibility of largest number of third party softwares available. Almost all major inventions and developments in computer field have taken place keeping in mind the Windows OS.

Since I was a windows user till 2019, I never thought of what are the other operating systems available in market, but in 2019 when I converted to Linux, and searched internet for help in Linux, I came across many resources and came to know that I was not the only person who moved on to Linux, for the same cause, “I was also a part of the race”. So that made me think, “Is Windows OS Fading???”.

In general, people who moved to Linux or other OS were suffering from, instability in operating system, crashing (which happens due to over loading of RAM), Win 10 not supporting older hardware, Virus and anti-virus issues, crashing of hard drives and operating system itself, loosing data, incompatibility of user interface of Win 8.1 and 10, and many more.

Windows tried to market its operating system for smart phones and tablets also but eventually it failed. Windows 8.1 didn’t rise so much due to its new user Interface, bugs and other issues, which people didn’t adopt as it was not like Win 7 or XP (people still love their task bars). In fact, as far as I have read that Win OS has also been removed from International Space Station, they are using Linux now. Win 10 was also much like it. In Win 8.1 and Win 10 Microsoft changed the cover (wrapper) of the operating system but the core object (product) was almost the same, there was no major difference in its upgrades.

I think, one of the reasons that people didn’t accept win 8.1 and win 10 is because Microsoft tried to change it’s user interface very fast, but as a human being, people don’t like fast changes, which Microsoft probably didn’t think. The second reason was forcing people to adopt the latest versions of Windows after Win 7, Which people didn’t accept, and moved on to other operating systems like Linux and MAC. I came across many people personally, and read over internet that they are still using Win 7 or Win XP due to it’s user interface, and they are comfortable with it. In fact in many cases people are forcing themselves to use the cracked and pirated versions of Win XP and Win 7 as they are not comfortable with the later versions of Windows and they also don’t know that there are also other operating systems available in this world.

Hope, Microsoft should understand that for a common person, which is majority of computer users, an operating system is what they see in user interface, and they look for how comfortable it is, rather than what is inside an operating system and how it works. People are unacceptable to changes so if you are making some changes it should be very gradual so that people can digest it. And please keep space for older systems as majority of computer users still use older systems and they can’t afford to buy the latest technologies.


Author :- Debashish Ray, Jalpaiguri, Bharat