Curated by: Luigi Canali De Rossi

Friday, March 12, 2004

What Differentiates Linux From Windows?

What's really the difference between a Unix variant like Linux and any Windows OS? It's that Microsoft reacts to marketing pressure to make design decisions favoring running a few processes faster but then finds itself forced first to layer in backward compatibility and then to engage in a patch-and-kludge upgrade process until the code becomes so bloated, slow and unreliable that wholesale replacement is again called for. In total contrast, Unix developers advance systems research to provide both long-term continuity and continuous improvement in the software's ability to do more or better with respect to things like throughput, reliability, security and communications.



Reference: Linux Insider [ Read more ]
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posted by Robin Good on Friday, March 12 2004, updated on Tuesday, May 5 2015

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