The desktop interface of Microsoft Windows
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro Best universal Hardware support
Since Windows runs on the majority of PCs it supports almost any hardware you can find.
You can buy a legal key for ~$15.
Pro Best Software support
The majority of software is available for Windows. You can find a software for any task.
Pro Backwards compatibility
It can even run software that was made over 20 years ago.
Pro Basic Linux support
With a growing subsystem in active development and a stated goal of eventual full cross compatibility.
Con Data collection
Per default Microsoft is collecting many data on newer Windows versions, and it is very unconfortable to turn them just off(eg you have to do it for every service seperately...)
Due its high distribution and the use of many third party code(eg: software/drivers) it is more vulnerable than any other OS.
Con Not free/open source
Con Tied to Microsoft
Windows suggests the use of Microsoft services (however, it does not force it like Apple does)
Con Terrible and inconsistent UI/UX
Con Low current cross compatibility
Unix support requires many tweaks and installations of secondary software. No MacOS support and few choices for Apple’s olderOSX and System software. All via third party.
Con Not modular/Big fat package
Due all the included drivers, 32bit compatiblty packages and Applications/utilities Windows 10 64Bit needs ~20 gb of hard disk space.
Con Poor performance
Windows is slower than Linux in many cases.