Comparing Linux And Microsoft Windows And Windows Microsoft

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An Operating system is system software that controls the system’s hardware that interacts with users and the application software. As we all may know, Windows Microsoft has always been a commercial high-level sale in the retail industry and an in domain operating system used today. But there are more operating systems than just Windows Microsoft than the general population may assume. Linux is another well-known operating systems, which is free and open-source software. Linux is also used in companies we would have never thought of like Google, NASA, USPS, Amazon and many more companies. Linux and Microsoft operating systems have been in competition to see which one is the best operating system in the market. There are so many resemblances…show more content…
That same year, Windows 2000 Professional is released February 17, 2000, it’s not only an upgrade to Windows NT Workstation 4.0 it is intended to replace Windows 95, 98, and NT Workstation 4.0 on all business desktops and laptops. It added major improvements in reliability, ease of use, internet compatibility, and support for mobile computing. It also simplified hardware installation by adding support for many new Plug and Play hardware, including advanced networking and wireless products, IEEE 1394 devices, USB devices, and infrared devices. On October 25, 2001, Windows XP is released with a redesigned look, a focus on usability, and a unified Help and Support services center. It becomes one of the best-selling products in the coming years and is fast and stable. Windows XP Professional “. . . brings the solid foundation of Windows 2000 to the PC desktop”, enhancing reliability, security, and performance. With a new design it includes features for business and advanced home computing, including: remote desktop support, an encrypting file system, and system restore and advanced networking features. Key enhancements for mobile users include wireless 802.1x networking support, Windows Messenger, and Remote Assistance. In 2006 Windows Vista is released with the strongest…show more content…
Both operating systems however diverge from each other in various ways, their question isn’t necessary which one is better but rather what makes them so different. When comparing two operating systems a user should take the following categories in for consideration, cost, user, user interface, usage, file system support, and security. The cost of a Linux operating is completely free versus a windows operating system which can range from prices such as $50.00 to $450.00. Even though Linux operating system is free however according to their customer support is available for a

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