"Terrible program....a disgrace to operating systems"0.5 starson by microchip470
Pros: Features on ie...although still not the best browser, firewall
Cons: slow, full of bugs, creates high levels of stress and havoc, and a pain to work with
Summary: I am very displeased with this product and it’s certainly not the best operating system on the market. Maybe for people who have never seen or operated a computer before and idiot users, I guess windows is all right and probably seems amazing, for everyone else it's a living hell. While security has improved slightly, Microsoft still has a long way to go so that its operating system catches most threats. In addition, windows runs operations and procedures in the background without the user knowing what's going on, unless you have special programs to identify the procedures. I have friends that used this product for work and Windsows XP SP2 crashed their entire network and took a while to get the problem solved. I also had trouble just getting into my computer, I kept getting the XP blue screen of death, and my computer would shut itself down automatically. The only reason why I use this product is because windows is so popular, most of the operating systems are obsolete and not compatible with as many programs and peripherals as windows is. I have used windows since ver 3.1 and I have hoped that they would come with a better operating system, at least close to what UNIX and Linux can accomplish, but it hasn't. I am fed up with windows, and the next computer i'll buy won't have windows on it. I'll probably buy a Mac pc, which i recommend as a good alternative because they are easy to use, compatible with most peripherals and software, and is great for media. While Macs cost more than the average pc, I think it's a good investment and to enjoy a quality operating system rather than buy a cheap pc and spending the next few years wishing the people who wrote the os be shot.