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Re: Difference between windows platform ,unix and linux
To make a long answer short, Unix, Linux, and Windows are different operating systems. Each allow command-line commands and point-and-click operations. Unix workstations are used for running engineering software, programming, networking, web browsing, and electronic mail. Linux computers come with productivity tools and CSS is adding engineering software packages as they become available. Windows computers are used for productivity tools (word processing, database, etc.)
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When linux is properly installed, there no longer a need to use the mouse. Chances of you using a mouse is close to zero.
Use the extra cash for rewards
Linux is 100% free while Windows Vista Ultimate costs $398.99
at the time of writing. Companies that pay a licensing annually could
have used the money for other things like buying an additional server to reduce the load or even give a bigger bonus to its loyal employees.
Linux is open source so you are unlikely to violate any license
agreement. All the software is happily yours. With MS Windows you
likely already violate all kinds of licenses and you could be
pronounced a computer pirate if only a smart lawyer was after you. The
worldwide PC software piracy rate for 2004 is at 35%. Which means that
3 out of 10 people are likely to get into real trouble.
Transparent vs Proprietary
MS Windows is based on DOS, Linux is based on UNIX. MS Windows
Graphical User Interface (GUI) is based on Microsoft-own
marketing-driven specifications. Linux GUI is based on
industry-standard network-transparent X-Windows.
Better network, processing capabilities
Linux beats Windows hands down on network features, as a development
platform, in data processing capabilities, and as a scientific
workstation. MS Windows desktop has a more polished appearance, simple general business applications, and many more games for kids (less intellectual games compared to linux’s).
Linux is customizable in a way that Windows is not. For example, NASlite
is a version of Linux that runs off a single floppy disk and converts
an old computer into a file server. This ultra small edition of Linux
is capable of networking, file sharing and being a web server.
Windows must boot from a primary partition. Linux can boot from
either a primary partition or a logical partition inside an extended
partition. Windows must boot from the first hard disk. Linux can boot from any hard disk in the computer.
Windows allows programs to store user information (files and
settings) anywhere. This makes it impossibly hard to backup user data
files and settings and to switch to a new computer. In contrast, Linux
stores all user data in the home directory making it much easier to
migrate from an old computer to a new one. If home directories are
segregated in their own partition, you can even upgrade from one
version of Linux to another without having to migrate user data and
Why isn’t Linux affected by viruses? Simply because its code has
been open source for more than a decade, tested by people all around
the world, and not by a single development team like in the case of
Windows. This leads to a lightning fast finding and fixing for
exploitable holes in Linux. So that my friends, proves Linux as having
an extremely enhanced security and lesser chances of exploits compared
I would like to humbly state, if you are completely new to Unix it may be in your advantage to start with a flavor of Linux.
Poseidon Linux is specifically geared towards the scientific community, and contains many applications and tools centered around those needs.
Here's a download link for Poseidon in English: http://poseidon.linuxfreedom.com/
Scientific Linux, which is geared towards your ambitions is based of the Red Hat Distribution, which allows for easy installation via "Red Hat Package Management" or RPM.
Here's a link to Scientific Linux: https://www.scientificlinux.org/
Should you feel that a true Unix experience is required, the choice of Unix would be up to you. The reason why you would have to choose a Distribution on your own is because mostly all Flavors of Unix do not come with mission-specific applications installed.
You can get Unix in both Open (Free) or Licensed. Try this link for different flavors: http://www.crucialp.com/resources/tutorials/dedicated-server/unix-flavors-flavours-distributions.php
Hmmm... This is a BIG question, and it has a HUGE answer. Have you ever seen Unix and Vista? I think you would immediately see the difference between the two. 1. Vista has a Graphic User interface, Unix is a command line interface. 2. Totally different systems (Filesystem, application, Kernel... whatever) 3. Age - Unix is ooold, and Vista is new (Unix dates back from the 1980's)
Well i can go on like this for days ...Google it more.
Might be Linux. It is widely availble, easy to use and has as much eye candy as vista. On the other hand you need to register for Solaris and I haven't seen any apps that work on Solaris. Linux filesytems include EXT2 EXT3.
UNIX is a operating system which has only command user interface, and if the unix is installed in the system you cant install any other operating system after that ... one separate system must be allocated for the unix ...
LINUX is the graphical user interface and it supports multiple operating system ..
UNIX and LINUX are almost same, almost all commands which supports in UNIX supports in LINUX too .. with some extended features just like GUI(GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE),SECURITY,MULTI USER,MULTI TASKING,etc
COMMAND USER INTERFACE - the input is made to the computer by using commands and the output is obtained by command or by printer ...
GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE- the input is provided to the computer through the other input devices like mouse,joystick etc the input is provided either by command or by the just clicking the mouse on the particular icon ...
example for graphical user interface is windows,Macintosh etc ...
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