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A group of several graphical operating system families, all of which are developed by Microsoft

What is Windows?

A series of personal computer operating systems produced by Microsoft as part of its Windows NT family of operating systems.
Windows is a tool in the Operating Systems category of a tech stack.

Who uses Windows?

60 companies reportedly use Windows in their tech stacks, including doubleSlash, WeGift, and Ericsson.

559 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Windows.

Windows Integrations

Docker, Visual Studio Code, Slack, Visual Studio, and Sublime Text are some of the popular tools that integrate with Windows. Here's a list of all 271 tools that integrate with Windows.
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Decisions about Windows

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Windows in their tech stack.

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I want to create a Desktop app that runs on Windows (No problem if it's able to run on other devices but my main focus is windows). It needs to have a great design and looks pretty nice.

Can you please tell me which tool is better when I'm the only person designing the whole app?

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Hello, we have a bunch of local hosts (Linux and Windows) where Docker containers are running with bamboo agents on them. Currently, each container is installed as a system service. Each host is set up manually. I want to improve the system by adding some sort of orchestration software that should install, update and check for consistency in my docker containers. I don't need any clouds, all hosts are local. I'd prefer simple solutions. What orchestration system should I choose?

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William Miller

We are developing an AWS IoT app for large boats. The IoT devices have sensors all over the boat for engine oil pressure, position, water depth, fuel level, crew location, etc. When the boat has internet, we interact with AWS cloud using lambda and Amazon DynamoDB. When the boat is offshore, the captain and crew still need normal and emergency alerts and real-time sensor information. The crew might have an Android or IoS phone or a Windows or macOS PC to receive alerts and interact with sensors. We may use the AWS GreenGrasss edge computing solution and either MQTT or HTML for that function.

Question: We want to develop a cross-platform client to run on Windows, Mac, Android, IOS, and possibly Linux. We are primarily Python programmers, so PyQt or Kivy are options for us, but we have heard good things about React Native, Flutter, Xamarin, and others. We think an AWS Greengrass core on an RPI4 could communicate to the client with MQTT or a local webserver with a client web interface.

Any thoughts would be much appreciated.

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Windows Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Windows?
Ubuntu is an ancient African word meaning ‘humanity to others’. It also means ‘I am what I am because of who we all are’. The Ubuntu operating system brings the spirit of Ubuntu to the world of computers.
A clone of the operating system Unix, written from scratch by Linus Torvalds with assistance from a loosely-knit team of hackers across the Net. It aims towards POSIX and Single UNIX Specification compliance.
Debian systems currently use the Linux kernel or the FreeBSD kernel. Linux is a piece of software started by Linus Torvalds and supported by thousands of programmers worldwide. FreeBSD is an operating system including a kernel and other software.
The CentOS Project is a community-driven free software effort focused on delivering a robust open source ecosystem. For users, we offer a consistent manageable platform that suits a wide variety of deployments. For open source communities, we offer a solid, predictable base to build upon, along with extensive resources to build, test, release, and maintain their code.
It is the operating system that presently powers many of the mobile devices, including the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. It is designed to make your iPhone and iPad experience even faster, more responsive, and more delightful.
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Windows's Followers
481 developers follow Windows to keep up with related blogs and decisions.