An enormous amount of software has been released for Windows operating system. In that sense, it completely overtakes any other desktop or mobile OS. From edition to edition, Windows features new preset software, but users often prefer to use applications from third-party developers. The default browser, antivirus, media player and other software are far from perfect. What is more, most Microsoft OS versions do not come with important programs like a built-in archiver, not to mention graphic libraries, frameworks and multimedia codecs. Thankfully, most applications from the aforementioned categories are available for completely for free. Thus, average users do not have to spend their hard-earned money on purchasing additional software.
The most important advantage of this OS over its competitors lies in the fact it supports more game releases, in contrast to Mac OS or Linux. This makes Windows the only appropriate choice for gamers. Microsoft sees its operating system as one of the key gaming platforms, and especially in the latest editions, the developers focus on optimizing compatibility with various hardware components to improve the in-game performance.
However, there is one major drawback — the OS requires constant maintenance. If users do not regularly clean their system from trash and traces of deleted programs, sooner or later they will experience performance problems. Even if protective measures were taken, it is recommended to periodically reinstall Windows. The need for this action depends on how intensively users work on their PC.