A comparison between Microsoft Windows and Linux

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WINDOWS - LINUX A comparison between Microsoft Windows and Linux 13th January 2004 by Christopher Cerny Table of contents: Table of contents 2 Preface 3 What is Windows? 3 What is Linux? 3 Different philosophies 3 Cost 4 Supported Platforms 4 Installation 4 Updating 5 Software 5 Look & Feel 6 Devices 7 Security 7 Support 8 Administration 8 Servers 9 Other differences 9 Conclusion 10 Preface:Operating Systems (OSes) are very complex programs that act as an intermediary between the user and the computer. Modern operating systems include a lot of features, so it is nearly impossible for one person to understand all aspects of an operating system. Most users only need their computer for doing their daily tasks like word processing or surfing on the web. They just want to be given an easy interface to their computer. However, advanced users need to be able to configure nearly everything, making their system safe and fast. Microsoft Windows and Linux are the two most popular operating systems. Both try to cover the needs of very different types of users. However, there are a lot of differences between them. This text tries to point out these differences, showing the advantages and disadvantages of these two operating systems. What is Windows?Windows is privided by a single vendor: Microsoft. Microsoft is a big and very mighty company which head department is located in Redmond USA.The first version of Windows was available in 1985. Since then it has changed almost ...

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