The Pros And Cons Of Linux And Microsoft Operating Systems

analytical Essay
1939 words
1939 words

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 of …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that linux and windows offer different system support, whereas windows offers a larger variety of file systems. the user interface is an important aspect when it comes to an operating system.
  • States brian sierer's article, weighing the pros and cons of the linux operating system, where he mentions four pros of linux.
  • Analyzes the pros and cons of linux in chris wright's article proceedings of the linux symposium.
  • Explains that linux has many advantages, but there are also many disadvantages that other operating systems don't have.
  • Explains that operating systems are system software that controls the system's hardware that interacts with users and the application software.
  • Explains that there is a rise in demand for gaming on pcs, but both can have operating systems that support this capability. linux is an open source operating system and can be customized in many varieties.
  • Explains that the pros override the cons of linux, stating that both operating systems are equally secure.

Brian Sierer wrote an article named Weighing the Pros and Cons of the Linux Operating System where he mentions four pros of Linux. For example, the first advantage is, “The most evident advantage of using Linux as an OS is the absence of licensing fees--users can download it for free and install it on any number of computers.” A second advantage is, “its fast performance and robustness that is a necessity in test, measurement, and automation applications.” A third advantage is, “it can execute on most processors, such as Intel 386 or 486, Pentium, SunSPARC workstations, Power PCs, and even the Palm handheld.” The fourth pro Mr. Sierer mentions is due to the Linux source code, “source code is also available at no cost.” This allows for problems in Linux to be solved, “the source code is publicly available, a community of Linux developers support and provide solutions to any problems found in the …show more content…

First, he mentions how user-modes Linux has its pros. For example; “Portable to numerous architectures”, “Can run on unmodified host OS”, “Efficient enough to run multiple instances on single host in virtual hosting environment”, “Very easy to debug system software”, and “Security through isolation.” He also, mentions Linux-Vserver pros that includes; “Highly efficient way to isolate resources”, “Can conserve on disk and memory by sharing basic resources like shared libraries”, and “Security through context separation.” Finally, Jiayi Wang wrote an article about, “Evaluation of open source IP based Embedded System with Linux.” Ms. Wang included a couple of pros and cons for Linux. One out of four of the pros of open source IP based embedded system with Linux is, “High flexibility and scalability: the enabled I2C controller of ORPSOC indicates that the embedded system consists of open source IP cores.” A second pro that Ms. Wang mentions is, “High software portability: With the help of Linux operating system, the software portability is increased because the software running on Linux user space is device independent.” The third pro Ms. Wang mentions is, “Lower software development difficulty: Linux provides hardware drivers for various devices. And any device is treated as a file in user space.” The last pro Ms. Wang mentions is, “High

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