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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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