You can have it simple, or have it pretty, all depends on the users preference. However, due to Windows being licensed by Microsoft, visuals and whatever software you choose to install is about it as far as customizing goes. Linux can and does offer some of the same things but there is also the fact there are far too many different versions out there, and it may be difficult to determine which on can be customized as much as the other. As far as visuals go you may have to dig deep into the system to find out how to do it, but you can. Since it is open source, you can customize it much more, but it depends on the users knowledge of the operating system itself.
Some distributions like Linux Mint or Ubuntu were structured so that a Microsoft Windows user could easily adapt to a Linux environment. Windows has a lot of software available to the public. Video games can be accessed on all computers that have Microsoft Windows but not all video games can be accessed on Linux. Windows is also in command of most PC’s and has a huge selection of commercial software. Windows is not as reliable as Linux because some of the user friendly things on Windows are making its security weak.
Although, this version still has many disabilities which made it less famous in the market. Below is the image of Windows 1 that is very simple and based on 16 bit only. Image 1-Windows 1 • Windows 2 Using the same base as Windows 1, Windows 2 launched at 9 December 1987. It gave more features by presenting graphic application for Microsoft named Microsoft Excel for Windows and Microsoft Word for Windows. These applications could be proceed by MS-DOS through Windows to do the operation and will exit by itself when the application is closed.
However, it fully supports the Intel 80386, 80486, Pentium, Pentium Pro, Pentium II, and Pentium III processors. Nevertheless, some users feel that their 80386 Linux systems respond sluggishly, particularly when running X. So, if you want optimum performance, you should install Linux on a PC having an 80486 processor or better. Linux also supports non-Intel processors such as the Cyrix 6x86 and the AMD K5 and K6. Most Linux users have systems that use Intel chips; if your system uses a non-Intel chip, you may find it more difficult to resolve possible problems.
If there's one area where NT stands out over Linux, it's the willingness of third-party software vendors to develop versions of their software for it. Ad-serving software, search engines, databases, application servers, and e-commerce shopping carts are almost certain to come in NT versions, whereas big-name vendors such as Oracle, Sun, and IBM have just begun to commit to Linux. A Windows NT license costs about $300. A Linux license costs nothing. Not much overhead, but the real costs come later: lost income from downtime or unfixed bugs, high prices for technical employees who make things go, and extra machines and software as the site grows.
It also can perform basic task such as received input, display output, keep and delete files, multitasking in nowadays and control peripheral such as mouse and keyboard. Without OS, a computer is useless because it allow us to communicate with computer without knowing computer “language”. The most popular operating system at this time are Microsoft Windows like Windows 8 (released in 2012), Windows 7 (2009), Windows Vista (2007) and *Windows XP (Microsoft stop supporting at 8 April 2014), Apple’s Mac OS and Linux. While Microsoft Windows and Linux can be installed on standard personal computer but Mac OS only can run on Macintosh computer. Operating system can also... ... middle of paper ... ...eated as to improve upon the code and share within the community.
Anything Windows NT can do, it can do as well and often better; and the Justice Department is not trying to break up any Linux shops. When Linux was publicly released in 1991, creator Linus Torvalds and his team had been developing a system they and others could afford and use on the Intel 386 processor. The emphasis was on a networked desktop design that used and promoted Open Source Computing -- the sharing of source code so that others could adapt, adopt, and improve the original product. Open source has caused Linux to be developed into the contender for not only microcomputer OS dominance but for dominance of network server OS software. Presently, Linux is a weak alternative for the desktop market due to the momentum of the installed base of Microsoft Windows 95/98 products and lack of a clear marketing methodology.
Comparing any network operating system is really like comparing an apple to an orange. To judge between the underlying functionality of each operating system geared towards different networking environments is too broad of a subject to come to a reasonable conclusion. However, one could argue about the advantages and disadvantages pertaining to the Unix based Linux operating system and the infamous Windows NT operating system. I can compare and contrast these two operating systems, but I can’t take a strong stand because it all depends on a number of situations including the different networking environments, the applications that are readily available, and most important what the user wants. The goal is to find out which of these two operating systems is the lesser of two evils by examining their features.
Ubuntu 12.04 does not have a stop error. Ubuntu also has fewer lines of code making it more stable. Drivers are less available for Linux, because some of them are proprietary Windows community, the people that help by posting fixes for reoccurring problems on forums, lacks the sheer magnitude that Linux has.
This was Microsoft trying to combat spyware and other threats alongside the antivirus solu... ... middle of paper ... ...ch system offers a unique look, especially Linux when it comes to file management. Linux also operates on an open source platform, which makes it vastly different when securing the system. Windows and Mac do have many similarities in regard to file management, but when Windows vs. MAC vs. Linux 11 it comes to memory allocation and process management, there are noticeable differences between Mac and Windows. Windows is regarded as the most user-friendly operating system available but compared to Mac and Linux, it is much more at risk for security threats. All in all, these three operating systems provide users with quality memory, process and file management systems as well as unique security features, but when it comes down to choosing which one is best, it is impossible to say because each system has its pros and cons.