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Ans. Linux is, in simplest terms, an operating system. It is the software on a computer that enables applications and the computer operator to access the devices on the computer to perform desired functions. The operating system (OS) relays instructions from an application to, for instance, the computer's processor. The processor performs the instructed task, then sends the results back to the application via the operating system. Following are some of the important features of Linux Operating...

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Use of Unix or Linux in Business

Unix or Linux, You Decide! In the IT world there is a debate of which systems are the best to use in your business environment. These debates run between the Operation Systems (OS) Linux, Unix and Microsoft systems (MS). Looking at only two of these systems, Linux and Unix, comparing cost, operability, compatibility and downtime the decision is up in the air which system is right for business use. The decision is ultimately up to the business and their goals and vision. Cost is a large segment...

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Windows vs Linux

WINDOWS VS LINUX Ali Elreda ENG 352-456 Professor Moylan 3/16/2013 Table of Contents Abstract This article is a comparison between two similar but yet different operating systems Microsoft Windows and Linux. One will have a clear idea about each of these systems and would not find it difficult choosing between them. An operating system is somewhat a software program that connects the users with the hardware of the computer. Without an operating system a computer is useless. There...

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Linux vs Windows

Linux vs. Windows Question Linux vs. Windows Answer Users who are considering making a change from Windows to Linux or Linux to Windows commonly want to know the advantages and disadvantages of each of the operating systems. Below is a chart to help illustrate the major advantages and disadvantages of each of these operating systems. Topic Linux Windows Price The majority of Linux variants are available for free or at a much lower price than Microsoft Windows. ...

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Mac, Linux, and Windows Servers

Mac, Linux, and Windows Servers Comparison Apple offers only a few options for server hardware, and only one option for server software. The hardware I looked at was the Mac Mini with OS X Server. With a relatively low starting price point of $999 that includes the software, Apple surprisingly wins the cost category, at least when looking at up front costs (Mac Mini With OS X Server Overview, n.d.). The Mac Mini hardware includes 2TB of storage space, 4GB of Memory, and is backed by Apple’s...

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NT1430 Linux Networking

NT1430 Linux Networking: Study Guide Wed 21-November-2012 Linux Commands: Know these commands and what they do: • Directory and list commands o ls, ls –l o pwd o cd / o cd and cd~ (hint: both take you to your home directory) o cd .. (takes you up one directory • Know what cp and mv do and how to use them • File viewing commands: o cat o less and more (one page at atime) o vi and view o tail (shows the last 10 lines of a file) o head (shows the top 10 lines) • chmod for changing permissions...

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Red Hat Linux

----------Day 01: ----------Date: Friday 17th, June Time: 19:00 to 22:00 -----------------------------------------01. Introduction and Orientation --------------------------------------------02. Linux History and Redhat Certification --------------------------------------------------------03. Linux Installation I - Graphical Installation ------------------------------------------------------------04. Introduction to vi/vim editor --------------------------------------------- vi (pronounced vee-EYE...

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Compare Linux and Windows 2000

FreeBSD vs. Linux vs. Windows 2000 FreeBSD Linux Windows 2000 Reliability FreeBSD is extremely robust. There are numerous testimonials of active servers with uptimes measured in years. The new Soft Updates1 file system optimizes disk I/O for high performance, yet still ensures reliability for transaction based applications, such as databases. Linux is well known for its reliability. Servers often stay up for years. However, disk I/O is non-synchronous by default, which is less reliable for...

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Why Linux Is Better Than Windows

Jonathan Elliott Professor Supinski ENGL101C-13 15 November 2012 Why Linux is better than Windows Linux holds the highest, most used operating system when it comes to supercomputers. Although, Windows holds that title when it comes to the average desktop computer. “Now, not 20 years later, well over 90% of the world top 500 supercomputers are running Linux.” (Vaughan-Nichols) All operating systems from UNIX to Mac OSX have their pros and cons. Mac OSX is known more for making multi-media such...

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Linux Versus Windows Nt

Linux versus Windows NT Forget the browser wars. This year's big nerd battle is the server shootout between Linux and Windows NT - and it's not just a bunch of geeks nit-picking. While both offer more affordable platforms for Web service than in the past, Linux and NT are polar opposites on almost every other level. They look different, run differently, support different software, and cost money in different places. So far though, most press coverage of the Linux-NT debate has focused on the competing...

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