2) The most popular Computer Operating System today, 'invented' by Microsoft Corporation. It has good ease of use and a wide range of commercial software available.
Many computer experts ('nerds') say that Windows is bloated, unstable, insecure and requires users to upgrade too often. However, Windows is a perfectly fine Desktop OS for non, semi computer literate people and gamers, provided they can install a firewall, virus scanner and spyware remover.
However, for people more experienced with computers or for business applications, other Operating Systems such as Linux or *BSD are faster, more stable and secure, cheaper (erm, free) and more customisable than Windows.
Unfortunately, most of these OSes are harder to use and cannot run Windows software, although there are good free alternatives to Windows software for OSes like Linux such as Open Office for MS Office and Mozilla for IE.
Windows have been around for thousands of years, although they were originally just holes in the walls of buildings, without any glass panes.
Windows should not be confused with the remarkably unstable and virus-susceptible Windoze.
approximately 70% of the population have infected computers with this virus... and counting...
2. implies Microsoft Windows. A computer operating system developed by Microsoft. First released in 1985, running on top of MS-DOS, in order to implement a graphical user interface (GUI) computing.
"well, open the fucking windows!!"
"hey man, there are these faggots arguing about Windows vs. Linux again..."
"who gives a shit, I use whatever the hell I like."