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Windows2000 vs. Linux. Seyhan Aydin 200098 CS134 Presentation. What is Windows2000 ?. Written by the Microsoft Corporation Introduced in 2000 as a replacement for its predecessor, Windows NT4.0 Features better networking support, incorporates newer technologies

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windows2000 vs linux

Windows2000 vs. Linux

Seyhan Aydin 200098

CS134 Presentation

what is windows2000
What is Windows2000?
  • Written by the Microsoft Corporation
  • Introduced in 2000 as a replacement for its predecessor, Windows NT4.0
  • Features better networking support, incorporates newer technologies
  • Easier to administer large scale networks
  • Two Versions: Professional and Server
what is linux
What is Linux?
  • An alternative OS to Windows!
  • Latest incarnation of UNIX based operating systems
  • Created by Linux Torvalds in 1991
  • Cheaper, modifiable, more stable?
  • Comes in varying distributions, e.g. RedHat, SuSE, to name a few.
operating systems timeline
Operating Systems Timeline
  • 1950’s: Single Batch Processing
  • 1960’s: UNIX (Bell Labs)
  • 1970’s: UNIX (‘Proper’ release, written in C)
  • 1980’s: MS-DOS, IBM AIX, MacOS, OS/2, Windows.
  • 1990’s: Linux, SUN Solaris, Windows 9x, UNIX, BeOS (defunct).
  • 2000’s: Windows2000, Windows XP, Linux 3.x kernel releases, Windows .NET family…
more of windows2000
More of Windows2000
  • Built on two model principles:
  • Layered Model
    • Core features of the operating system are modularised
  • Client / Server Model
    • The operating system is divided in many processes, all waiting for user requests
more of linux
More of Linux
  • Main component is the kernel
  • Continuously updated [ www.kernel.org ]
  • Integral support for all core functions
  • Recently updated to include support for USB, IEEE1394, DVD-RW, and new file systems
  • Two forms of interaction
    • Shell Input (Command prompt)
    • Window manager (GUI Interface)
what os to choose
What OS to Choose?
  • Many factors to consider:
    • Cost of Operating System
    • Cost of Hardware
    • Reliability
    • Average Downtime
    • Technical Support
    • Frequency of Upgrades / Service Packs
conclusion windows2000
Conclusion – Windows2000
  • Windows has the user base
  • More widely used in corporate / large scale networks – our University uses it!
  • Considered easier to use
  • Many popular applications used within Windows
  • More expensive to implement
  • Microsoft high licensing charges
conclusion linux
Conclusion - Linux
  • Very fast, stable operating system
  • Source code distributed and modifiable
  • Cheap to purchase, lower system requirements
  • More complicated to use?
  • Not as widely used in large networks
  • Widespread server use
  • A serious competitor for Microsoft
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