LinuxQuestions.org
Latest LQ Deal: Linux Power User Bundle
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 05-27-2005, 10:29 AM   #1
learnfast
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2005
Location: berlin
Distribution: Redhat 9, Fedora 3
Posts: 70

Rep: Reputation: 15
Linux vs. Windows: process handling


I've heard that UNIX/Linux has an advantage over Windows in terms of starting processes, that you can start more quicker and it is more stable.

Even Windows 2003 apparently does not really correct this.

Can anyone elaborate a bit on this, why it is the case, what the differences in process architecture is between the two systems?

Thanks,
 
Old 05-27-2005, 11:18 AM   #2
jonaskoelker
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jul 2004
Location: Denmark
Distribution: Ubuntu, Debian
Posts: 1,524

Rep: Reputation: 47
the easy answer would be: `micro-soft has, as always, malengineered their software', but I guess it doesn't have the depth you want.

Also, newer versions of w32 have tried to remedy this by preloading a lot of libraries, which of course leads to massive memory usage.

But since I don't have a deep enough understanding of either kernel, I ultimately must draw an 040 here.

--Jonas
 
Old 05-27-2005, 01:50 PM   #3
mlangdn
Senior Member
 
Registered: Mar 2005
Location: Kentucky
Distribution: Slackware64-current
Posts: 1,432

Rep: Reputation: 196Reputation: 196
I can't answer your question for a comparison, but this link explains the Linux side.

Here
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Linux boot up process Vs. Windows boot up process darkskull Linux - Software 7 12-30-2006 05:21 PM
Does a process goes back to same location after handling SIGTERM ? murugesan Programming 6 09-13-2005 08:44 AM
Linux & Windows Boot process, Comparision ? spooler General 9 10-09-2004 06:02 AM
Zombie Process Handling kghoshal Linux - Newbie 2 07-21-2003 10:10 AM
Remote Windows Process Spawning from Linux lcba Linux - Software 4 07-03-2003 12:29 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:55 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration