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Old 04-25-2004, 09:14 PM   #1
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Windows/Linux comparision for science project


Hey All,
I need to do a science project and I decided to compare Windows and Linux/Unix, but I haven't used Windows for a while, and I'm wondering if anyone can suggest anything that might be missing from my index of windows stuff:
Index:
(Note: All application specific comparisions (KWord vs. Word for example) will be contained in a seperate index tree.)
1. Windows
1.0 Introduction
1.1.0 Windows 3.x
1.1.1 Windows 9x
1.1.1.1 Windows 95 (single user)
1.1.1.1.1 Introduction
1.1.1.1.2 Specifications
1.1.1.1.3 Installation
1.1.1.1.4 GUI
1.1.1.1.4.1 Installation
1.1.1.1.4.2 Configuration
1.1.1.1.4.3 Use
1.1.1.1.5 Terminal (MS-DOS)
1.1.1.1.5.1 Installation
1.1.1.1.5.2 Configuration
1.1.1.1.5.3 Use
1.1.1.1.6 System
1.1.1.1.6.1 Installation
1.1.1.1.6.2 Configuration
1.1.1.1.6.2.1 Local
1.1.1.1.6.2.1.1 Basic
1.1.1.1.6.2.1.2 Advanced
1.1.1.1.6.2.2 Remote
1.1.1.1.6.2.2.1 Basic
1.1.1.1.6.2.2.2 Advanced
1.1.1.1.6.3 Use
1.1.1.1.6.3.1 Local
1.1.1.1.6.3.1.1 Basic
1.1.1.1.6.3.1.2 Advanced
1.1.1.1.6.3.2 Remote
1.1.1.1.6.3.2.1 Basic
1.1.1.1.6.3.2.2 Advanced
1.1.1.1.6 Tests
1.1.1.1.6.1 Speed
1.1.1.1.6.2 Security
1.1.1.1.6.3 Installation
1.1.1.1.6.4 Configuration
1.1.1.1.6.5 Applications
1.1.1.1.6.6 Networking
1.1.1.1.6.7 Other
1.1.1.1.7 Applications/Other
1.1.1.1.7.1 Application Setup
1.1.1.1.7.2 Application Configuration
1.1.1.1.7.3 Cross-Platform Application Support
1.1.1.1.7.4 System Cross-Platform Support
1.1.1.1.7.5 Networking Setup and Configuration
1.1.1.2 Windows 95 (multi user)
1.1.1.3 Windows 98 (single user)
1.1.1.3.1 Introduction
1.1.1.3.2 Specifications
1.1.1.3.3 Installation
1.1.1.3.4 GUI
1.1.1.3.4.1 Installation
1.1.1.3.4.2 Configuration
1.1.1.3.4.3 Use
1.1.1.3.5 Terminal (MS-DOS)
1.1.1.3.5.1 Installation
1.1.1.3.5.2 Configuration
1.1.1.3.5.3 Use
1.1.1.3.6 System
1.1.1.3.6.1 Installation
1.1.1.3.6.2 Configuration
1.1.1.3.6.2.1 Local
1.1.1.3.6.2.1.1 Basic
1.1.1.3.6.2.1.2 Advanced
1.1.1.3.6.2.2 Remote
1.1.1.3.6.2.2.1 Basic
1.1.1.3.6.2.2.2 Advanced
1.1.1.3.6.3 Use
1.1.1.3.6.3.1 Local
1.1.1.3.6.3.1.1 Basic
1.1.1.3.6.3.1.2 Advanced
1.1.1.3.6.3.2 Remote
1.1.1.3.6.3.2.1 Basic
1.1.1.3.6.3.2.2 Advanced
1.1.1.3.6 Tests
1.1.1.3.6.1 Speed
1.1.1.3.6.2 Security
1.1.1.3.6.3 Installation
1.1.1.3.6.4 Configuration
1.1.1.3.6.5 Applications
1.1.1.3.6.6 Networking
1.1.1.3.6.7 Other
1.1.1.3.7 Applications/Other
1.1.1.3.7.1 Application Setup
1.1.1.3.7.2 Application Configuration
1.1.1.3.7.3 Cross-Platform Application Support
1.1.1.3.7.4 System Cross-Platform Support
1.1.1.3.7.5 Networking Setup and Configuration
1.1.1.4 Windows 98 (multi user)
1.1.1.5 Windows ME (single user)
1.1.1.5.1 Introduction
1.1.1.5.2 Specifications
1.1.1.5.3 Installation
1.1.1.5.4 GUI
1.1.1.5.4.1 Installation
1.1.1.5.4.2 Configuration
1.1.1.5.4.3 Use
1.1.1.5.5 Terminal (MS-DOS)
1.1.1.5.5.1 Installation
1.1.1.5.5.2 Configuration
1.1.1.5.5.3 Use
1.1.1.5.6 System
1.1.1.5.6.1 Installation
1.1.1.5.6.2 Configuration
1.1.1.5.6.2.1 Local
1.1.1.5.6.2.1.1 Basic
1.1.1.5.6.2.1.2 Advanced
1.1.1.5.6.2.2 Remote
1.1.1.5.6.2.2.1 Basic
1.1.1.5.6.2.2.2 Advanced
1.1.1.5.6.3 Use
1.1.1.5.6.3.1 Local
1.1.1.5.6.3.1.1 Basic
1.1.1.5.6.3.1.2 Advanced
1.1.1.5.6.3.2 Remote
1.1.1.5.6.3.2.1 Basic
1.1.1.5.6.3.2.2 Advanced
1.1.1.5.6 Tests
1.1.1.5.6.1 Speed
1.1.1.5.6.2 Security
1.1.1.5.6.3 Installation
1.1.1.5.6.4 Configuration
1.1.1.5.6.5 Applications
1.1.1.5.6.6 Networking
1.1.1.5.6.7 Other
1.1.1.5.7 Applications/Other
1.1.1.5.7.1 Application Setup
1.1.1.5.7.2 Application Configuration
1.1.1.5.7.3 Cross-Platform Application Support
1.1.1.5.7.4 System Cross-Platform Support
1.1.1.5.7.5 Networking Setup and Configuration
1.1.1.6 Windows ME (multi user)
1.1.2 Windows NT series
1.1.2.1 Windows NT
1.1.2.1.1 Introduction
1.1.2.1.2 Specifications
1.1.2.1.3 Installation
1.1.2.1.4 GUI
1.1.2.1.4.1 Installation
1.1.2.1.4.2 Configuration
1.1.2.1.4.3 Use
1.1.2.1.5 Terminal (MS-DOS)
1.1.2.1.5.1 Installation
1.1.2.1.5.2 Configuration
1.1.2.1.5.3 Use
1.1.2.1.6 System
1.1.2.1.6.1 Installation
1.1.2.1.6.2 Configuration
1.1.2.1.6.2.1 Local
1.1.2.1.6.2.1.1 Basic
1.1.2.1.6.2.1.2 Advanced
1.1.2.1.6.2.2 Remote
1.1.2.1.6.2.2.1 Basic
1.1.2.1.6.2.2.2 Advanced
1.1.2.1.6.3 Use
1.1.2.1.6.3.1 Local
1.1.2.1.6.3.1.1 Basic
1.1.2.1.6.3.1.2 Advanced
1.1.2.1.6.3.2 Remote
1.1.2.1.6.3.2.1 Basic
1.1.2.1.6.3.2.2 Advanced
1.1.2.1.6 Tests
1.1.2.1.6.1 Speed
1.1.2.1.6.2 Security
1.1.2.1.6.3 Installation
1.1.2.1.6.4 Configuration
1.1.2.1.6.5 Applications
1.1.2.1.6.6 Networking
1.1.2.1.6.7 Other
1.1.2.1.7 Applications/Other
1.1.2.1.7.1 Application Setup
1.1.2.1.7.2 Application Configuration
1.1.2.1.7.3 Cross-Platform Application Support
1.1.2.1.7.4 System Cross-Platform Support
1.1.2.1.7.5 Networking Setup and Configuration
1.1.2.2 Windows NT (multi user)
1.1.2.3 Windows 2000 (single user)
1.1.2.3.1 Introduction
1.1.2.3.2 Specifications
1.1.2.3.3 Installation
1.1.2.3.4 GUI
1.1.2.3.4.1 Installation
1.1.2.3.4.2 Configuration
1.1.2.3.4.3 Use
1.1.2.3.5 Terminal (MS-DOS)
1.1.2.3.5.1 Installation
1.1.2.3.5.2 Configuration
1.1.2.3.5.3 Use
1.1.2.3.6 System
1.1.2.3.6.1 Installation
1.1.2.3.6.2 Configuration
1.1.2.3.6.2.1 Local
1.1.2.3.6.2.1.1 Basic
1.1.2.3.6.2.1.2 Advanced
1.1.2.3.6.2.2 Remote
1.1.2.3.6.2.2.1 Basic
1.1.2.3.6.2.2.2 Advanced
1.1.2.3.6.3 Use
1.1.2.3.6.3.1 Local
1.1.2.3.6.3.1.1 Basic
1.1.2.3.6.3.1.2 Advanced
1.1.2.3.6.3.2 Remote
1.1.2.3.6.3.2.1 Basic
1.1.2.3.6.3.2.2 Advanced
1.1.2.3.6 Tests
1.1.2.3.6.1 Speed
1.1.2.3.6.2 Security
1.1.2.3.6.3 Installation
1.1.2.3.6.4 Configuration
1.1.2.3.6.5 Applications
1.1.2.3.6.6 Networking
1.1.2.3.6.7 Other
1.1.2.3.7 Applications/Other
1.1.2.3.7.1 Application Setup
1.1.2.3.7.2 Application Configuration
1.1.2.3.7.3 Cross-Platform Application Support
1.1.2.3.7.4 System Cross-Platform Support
1.1.2.3.7.5 Networking Setup and Configuration
1.1.2.4 Windows 2000 (multi user)
1.1.2.5 Windows XP (single user)
1.1.2.5.1 Introduction
1.1.2.5.2 Specifications
1.1.2.5.3 Installation
1.1.2.5.4 GUI
1.1.2.5.4.1 Installation
1.1.2.5.4.2 Configuration
1.1.2.5.4.3 Use
1.1.2.5.5 Terminal (MS-DOS)
1.1.2.5.5.1 Installation
1.1.2.5.5.2 Configuration
1.1.2.5.5.3 Use
1.1.2.5.6 System
1.1.2.5.6.1 Installation
1.1.2.5.6.2 Configuration
1.1.2.5.6.2.1 Local
1.1.2.5.6.2.1.1 Basic
1.1.2.5.6.2.1.2 Advanced
1.1.2.5.6.2.2 Remote
1.1.2.5.6.2.2.1 Basic
1.1.2.5.6.2.2.2 Advanced
1.1.2.5.6.3 Use
1.1.2.5.6.3.1 Local
1.1.2.5.6.3.1.1 Basic
1.1.2.5.6.3.1.2 Advanced
1.1.2.5.6.3.2 Remote
1.1.2.5.6.3.2.1 Basic
1.1.2.5.6.3.2.2 Advanced
1.1.2.5.6 Tests
1.1.2.5.6.1 Speed
1.1.2.5.6.2 Security
1.1.2.5.6.3 Installation
1.1.2.5.6.4 Configuration
1.1.2.5.6.5 Applications
1.1.2.5.6.6 Networking
1.1.2.5.6.7 Other
1.1.2.5.7 Applications/Other
1.1.2.5.7.1 Application Setup
1.1.2.5.7.2 Application Configuration
1.1.2.5.7.3 Cross-Platform Application Support
1.1.2.5.7.4 System Cross-Platform Support
1.1.2.5.7.5 Networking Setup and Configuration
1.1.2.6 Windows XP (multi user)

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!
 
Old 04-25-2004, 09:34 PM   #2
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viruses , lock ups , activeX problems , price of windows , price of windows software and BSOD
plus you could say something about not being able to repair it and having to reinstall it as maintenance

and that almost none of this applys to linux
 
Old 04-25-2004, 10:20 PM   #3
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And the trend towards so called trusted computing which opens the possibility of way too much private system access and monitoring by microsoft on the premise of worm/virus protection, a nasty not going to occur with Linux/Unix/Mac
 
Old 04-25-2004, 10:57 PM   #4
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Thank you all for your replies, and any new ones would still be great!
I will be sure to include information about the viruses and worms associated with Windows and with Linux (there are linux viruses and windows viruses can affect linux if windows and linux share a partition!) and mantainence options.

For mantainence:
What is the Linux alternative to Defrag or is there such a thing?
What is the Linux alternative to Disk Cleanup or is there such a thing?
Is there any Linux Spyware/Adware removers/scanners? Info?
What are some good Linux Anti-Virus tools besides Bit Defender? Any front-ends?

Thank you!
 
Old 04-25-2004, 11:11 PM   #5
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In Linux I know of no defrag ,<edit> Linux uses the same as Mac .</edit>. There are cron tasks, daily weekly and monthly - these rotate out logs etc. Mac has an automatic file by file type of defrag, and similar crons and a native disk utility to control file permissions. There are virus type concerns, but they are minor by comparison to windows, and inherently pose less threat because of the user permission structure in all Unix type systems. Have a read in the Security Forums right here

Last edited by witeshark; 04-26-2004 at 12:32 AM.
 
Old 04-26-2004, 04:40 AM   #6
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Meybe the diffrence in kernel struckture would be intressting!
http://linuxquestions.org/questions/...hreadid=167451
 
Old 04-26-2004, 03:23 PM   #7
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Ooooh, Kernel structure... one of my favorite points about linux...... should that go into the terminal section? Or should it have a section of its own? Sorry, but I really don't know where it would go in the Windows section, as the Windows Kernel isn't talked about allot...
 
Old 04-26-2004, 06:23 PM   #8
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the kernel should probably go into a section of its own, as terminal is just an interface for the operating system
 
Old 04-27-2004, 12:27 AM   #9
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Maybe a few paragraphs on pre-3.x versions of Windows?
 
Old 04-27-2004, 12:53 PM   #10
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RE:

http://www.allaboutburton.co.uk/imag.../windowsnt.jpg
 
Old 04-30-2004, 07:09 PM   #11
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Well, thank you all for your input.... one more question:
Will a i386 Linux distro work on a 486 comp? Never really knew....
 
Old 04-30-2004, 09:52 PM   #12
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Quote:
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Well, thank you all for your input.... one more question:
Will a i386 Linux distro work on a 486 comp? Never really knew....
It should work just fine if not better
 
Old 05-01-2004, 06:11 AM   #13
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every x86 chip (starting with the 8086) is upward compatible, but not downward, a i386 distro could work fine on a Pentium 4 for all the chip cares, a 8086 program could work on a Pentium 4 also
 
Old 05-01-2004, 12:26 PM   #14
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how about the "permissions" structure of the filesystem.......
UNIX/Linux thought of this concept first, and M$ stole the IDEA(so what else is new) and incorporated it into winNT, win 2K, and win XP!!!
 
Old 05-03-2004, 12:19 PM   #15
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Well, sadly, my three main comps. were hacked Saturday night, and the IDE chipsets in 2 got wrecked when the computer overheated due to the fans being turned off, so I won't be able to compare any linux distros that require install for a long time, so could anyone recommend any English Live CDs not found on http://www.frozentech.com/content/livecd.php? The more the better.
Thanks in advance!
 
  


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