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Operating Systems: Microsoft Windows 2000, Sun Solaris, and Linux Team 1 Presentation John Greves Brooke Hansen Jean-Philippe Frutos Fabio Sciortino Agenda What are the differences and strategies of the products? What is their source of revenue?

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operating systems microsoft windows 2000 sun solaris and linux

Operating Systems: Microsoft Windows 2000, Sun Solaris, and Linux

Team 1 Presentation

John Greves

Brooke Hansen

Jean-Philippe Frutos

Fabio Sciortino

agenda
Agenda
  • What are the differences and strategies of the products?
  • What is their source of revenue?
  • How do these products deal with pricing issues?
  • How do they handle rights management?
  • In what way are the products integrated into the internet?
  • Conclusion
product differences
Product Differences
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Built-in web and application services.
  • Internet-standard security.
  • Readily Scaled: One or two servers with a few clients or hundreds of servers with thousands of clients.
  • 32-bit Environment.
  • User-friendly interface.
  • Top market share—widely used.
product differences4
Product Differences
  • Sun Solaris
  • 64-bit Environment…
  • Easily handles heavy network traffic, huge data sets, enormously compute-intensive problems.
  • Enables web servers to handle many more users.
  • Dynamic reconfiguration—more reliable and serviceable.
product differences5
Product Differences
  • Linux
  • 32-bit Environment.
  • Uses pre-emptive multitasking.
  • Protected memory.
  • Supports multiple users.
  • Rich support for networking, including TCP/IP networking.
  • Runs on a variety of hardware.
  • Designed for experienced users—gives ability to create one’s own platform.
product strategies
Product Strategies
  • Windows 2000: Capture general market—most commonly used operating system.
  • Sun Solaris: Business oriented—reliable environment for network computing.
  • Linux: Provide stable and adaptable operating environment for more technical users.
windows solaris performance
Windows/Solaris Performance

SAP Retail Benchmark Tests

Measured in millions of line-items processed per hour

source of revenue
Source of Revenue
  • Windows 2000: Sales to home, business, and academic users.
  • Sun Solaris: Sales generated mostly from business users.
  • Linux: Distributing companies generate revenue from selling operating system. Distributors
product pricing
Product Pricing
  • Windows 2000:
  • Versioning—Microsoft created Windows 2000 on the NT server for businesses, and Windows Millennium for home users. Windows 2000 also ships in Professional and Server Family versions.
  • Group Pricing—Licenses discounted packages for schools, companies, etc.
  • Lock-in: Switching from Windows 2000 is expensive for companies since Microsoft dominates the market.
  • Customer Loyalty: By offering incentives to schools, students become familiar with the OS format.
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Product Pricing
  • Sun Solaris:
  • Versioning—Sun has created three versions of the Solaris system: workgroup, enterprise, or service provider.
  • Group Pricing—Licenses are provided in bulk to lower the price for businesses.
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Product Pricing
  • Linux:
  • Versioning—Linux offers different versions of their operating system for several different processors and bus systems, in order to reach all types of users.
  • Linux operating system is available for free though the Free Software Foundation, but commercial versions are available that offer help features and are easier to install.
rights management
Rights Management
  • Microsoft: Private company--holds patents on software and keeps source code private.
  • Sun Solaris: Private company—same conditions as Microsoft.
  • Linux: Publicly developed and copyrights are held by various creators, but source code available to all. Explanation
internet integration
Internet Integration
  • Microsoft: Built-in web capabilities and provides support for internet enabled applications.
  • Sun Solaris: Designed for internet—TCP/IP is core of Solaris networking.
  • Linux: Rich support for TCP/IP networking and runs several internet applications.
conclusion
Conclusion
  • Microsoft Windows 2000—User friendly and most popular, but not open to modification.
  • Sun Solaris—Designed for business users and considered more stable than Windows 2000.
  • Linux: Free and adaptable, but designed for technical users—less user friendly.
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