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Difference between windows platform ,unix and linux

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Could u please tell me the difference between the windows ,unix and liunux. and ofthese which one is better future.

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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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What is the difference between linux operating system and windows?


major difference between them are
  1. Reduces the risk of carpal tunnel syndrome
  2. When linux is properly installed, there no longer a need to use the mouse. Chances of you using a mouse is close to zero.
  3. Use the extra cash for rewards
  4. 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.
  5. Formats are free, freedom is preserved
  6. Linux file formats can be accessed in a variety of ways because they are free. Windows on the other hand makes you lock your own data in secret formats that can only be accessed with tools leased to you at the vendor’s price. “What we will get with Microsoft is a three-year lease on a health record we need to keep for 100 years”
  7. Zero risk in violating license agreements
  8. 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.
  9. Transparent vs Proprietary
  10. 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.
  11. Better network, processing capabilities
  12. 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).
  13. Customizable
  14. 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.
  15. Flexibility
  16. 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.
  17. Mobility
  18. 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 settings.
  19. Proven Security
  20. 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 to Windows.

Apr 25, 2009 | Operating Systems

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UNIX suitable for biginers


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

Hope this information has been helpful.

Apr 24, 2009 | Operating Systems

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What are the differences between windows vista and unix


Hi,

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.

Darko, Serbia

Mar 19, 2009 | Microsoft Operating Systems

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Difference charateristics for windows XP,VISTA,NT,98 and UNIX ?


It would take a week to list the differences. It's kind of like, the difference between your left shoe and your right glove.

Jan 12, 2009 | Google Operating Systems

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Difference


I believe you can . You will need a seperate Windows server as well as a seperate Linux server. Than you need a desktop program that will let you get into both servers at the same time.

Sep 01, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Server Standard 2003 for...

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What is filesystem in Linux


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.

Sep 01, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Server Standard 2003 for...

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How do i get started Linux


take some unix book and linux books or tutorials ...

there are many books available ...

the best book for the UNIX is by the author SUMITHBA DAS ...
it is one of our engineering book in syllabus ...
it is a very good book to study...

once you get through with the UNIX you can learn the LINUX very easily ...

but that books contains too much information if possible study that but it is too much hard ... but it is interesting to study ...

after that you take some book for LINUX ....

you can practice the commands of the UNIX by installing the LINUX ...

Aug 19, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Server Standard 2003 for...

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What is the difference between unix and linux


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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Aug 19, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Server Standard 2003 for...

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Domain problem


Linux and UNIX smbclient command help This option has not been seriously tested and may have some problems.


Getting into Windows Safe Mode Directory Services Restore Mode (Windows domain controllers only).

Linux and UNIX wget command help.

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Dec 22, 2007 | Microsoft Windows Server Standard 2003 for...

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Unix installation


Do you want unix or Linux? Since you said linux, you need to know which flavor you want. SCO, and others, look on google for the different flavors.

I have ubuntu linux and I am writing you from it now. I love it, it's very nice working with Windows.

See this link for all the downloads.
See this link for using windows.

When you download and burn the Linux ubuntu, just run the disk in your windos and it will start to setup the dual boot and other things. Mine was EEEEASY!

Dec 05, 2007 | Operating Systems

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