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An operating system unable to take any abuse by the user and crashes about 5 months after the computer is bought and internet has been surfed.
My windows is so slow
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When capitalized: An GUI (graphical user interface) operating system first released in 1986 by Microsoft Corporation.

When not capitalized: A glass plate inside of a wall that lets light into buildings.
Every operating system has errors and crashes every once in a while, no matter if you're running Windows, Macintosh, Linux, or whatever. Deal with it, guys!
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an operating system way better than any others. usually people say "windows crashes a lot!". well duh, idiots, if you install spyware virus crap its going to cause errors. and IT doesnt cause the blue screen of death, YOU DO!!!
i just bought windows, all the software i bought that didnt work with mac and linux works now!
by Sean Roth September 09, 2004
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An operating system that people love to hate. Especially Linux and Mac users love to exaggerate the stability of Windows. They are of course full of bullshit. Windows is user-friendly unlike Linux, and runs most $oftware, unlike Mac OS. I just wish some one would make it open source. Hack Micro$oft!
My installation of Windows XP has functioned since 2001 even though I install programs almost daily.
by apt-get June 21, 2004
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Written by programmers who use Linux, a far superior operating system.

Saying Windows is good because everyone uses it is just like saying fast food is healthy because everyone eats it.

Does things now that other operating systems could have done when they were being written (e.g. Linux).
Example: The typical Windows shell, the Blue Screen of Death
by eckXsz September 13, 2005
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1. Plural of "window," a glass enclosure in a wall permitting viewing of the surroundings outside of a building.

2. Operating system created for personal computers by Bill Gates and the team at Microsoft beginning in the 1980s as a graphical shell over their hugely successful MS-DOS operating system. Lambasted over the years for perceived inefficiency and insecurity that more often than not is the error of the operator, although some holes have been found and patched.

Now compatible with Macintosh computers bearing Intel processors thanks to Apple's Boot Camp.

Has come to the computing public in several iterations beginning with Windows 1.0 in 1985, and the most recent iteration is Windows Vista, already available to enterprise customers and set to be released to the public in January '07.

In the community, sources of lambasting are primarily Macintosh and Linux users, and sources of defense are primarily other Windows users.

Has been criticized for being the OS of choice for computer manufacturers and for "stealing" features from other operating systems.
My Mac is twice the computer it used to be now that it runs Windows!

Oh, just you wait until Windows Vista comes out! It'll pwn Mac OS X!
by William the Mac User December 18, 2006
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A functional, easy-to-use operating system that can be perfectly stable if you want it to be. The OS is only as good as its operator, guys.
I have been running Windows 2000 Professional for two-and-a-half years, and have yet to see it crash spontaneously. The only time it has ever crashed was when I caused software conflicts myself.
by Don March 08, 2005
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