Battle will be Microsoft’s Windows and Apple’s MacOS. First

Battle of The Not So Different
Operating Systems

            Operating Systems have come very far
since Microsoft revealed Windows back in 1985. Many different versions and
types of operating systems have been released since then. Even though Windows
may be the leading operating system used by consumers many others still use
other operating systems that they may prefer to suite
there needs. We will be discussing the 2-main competing operating systems used
today by consumers and business’s alike.
These 2 operating systems will be Microsoft’s Windows and Apple’s MacOS.          

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First up is Microsoft Windows, the first
version of Windows was released back in 1985 and was first offered as an
extension to Microsoft’s current disk operating system MS-DOS. The extension
allowed current MS-DOS users to navigate a virtual desktop. Graphical contents
were displayed by opening windows, hence the operating system’s name. This lets users use the click of a mouse rather than
typing up commands and another
directory’s in a text prompt. As time went on upgraded versions of the
extension were created adding greater functionality like the Program Manager
and native Windows File Manager. In 1995 Microsoft released the first fully
integrated Windows operating system named Windows 95. The package offered many
new features including Internet Explorer and built-in Internet support. 6 years
later Windows XP was released which was the first of the Windows packages to
offer multiple conditions for consumers, multimedia developers, businesses, and
others. Windows XP also was released with a more powerful code base with
Microsoft abandoning the old Windows 95 kernel. Windows XP was highly
successful and later in 2006, Microsoft
released a new Windows operating system called Windows Vista. Vista’s launch
was troublesome and was met with considerable disdain from the Microsoft
consumers. Following Vista’s marketplace resistance Microsoft released Windows
7 in 2007, an operating system in some ways like Vista but was met with high
praise for its modest system requirements
and speed improvement. Windows 8 was released in 2012 offered applications
shown as tiles on a grid in place of the much beloved Windows 7 start menu.
Windows 8 was not accepted lightly and was also met with disdain from the
consumer market. In 2016 Microsoft released Windows 10, which like the Windows
phone came with a virtual assistant named Cortana. The longtime used Internet Explorer was replaced with a new Web browser
named Microsoft Edge. Microsoft also announced that this would be the last
version of Windows. Instead of large revisions, users will receive periodic
updates that make changes to the system over time. 

            Over 90 percent of computer users
use some type of Windows operating system on there PC. This is due to the mix
of easy accessibility and complex mechanics offered in the Windows operating
systems. Windows offers great customizable options to help tweak your operating
system to your needs. Windows easy to use File Explorer helps keep all your
files in on easy to access place and organize them however you prefer. On more
of the settings side, Windows Control Panel lets you adjust your computer
settings all in one place. You can check the hardware running on the PC or just change the background on your
desktop, it’s all offered in the Control Panel. Windows taskbar lets you pin applications,
so they are right there and accessible with the click of a mouse button. Along
with the applications on the right of the taskbar is the system tray. The
system tray offers basic options like volume control, the date and time, and in
Windows 10 the action center. In the control panel or settings (settings only
available in Windows 10) you can customize the icons that are in the system
tray to make it easier to access them. On the left of the taskbar is the
Windows Start Button, you may be familiar with this as it is in every version
of Windows starting from Windows 95 onwards. Every version of Windows has had
different looking start buttons and start menus. Before Windows 10 was released
Windows 8 discarded the traditional start menu for a complete different
grid-style screen called the start screen. This was heavily disliked by the
consumers so in Windows 10 the start menu
came back, and the grid style was added to it. You can pin applications to your
start menu in windows 10 if you would like also. These are just some of the options
Windows offers and why Windows can be a great operating system for anyone.

            Our next operating system was
created by the so-called computer of Microsoft. Mac OS