windows and linux similarity features

By isaackarita ·
i want to know the similalities features of windows xp and linux operating system

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by jck In reply to windows and linux simila ...

They both have a text-based OS with the ability to run a GUI for user ease.

They both have text-based and graphics based tools and applications you can use.

They both run on Intel and AMD 32 and 64-bit processors?

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by CharlieSpencer In reply to um

Windows is a GUI-based OS with the ability to run a CLI for administrator ease. You can override the default GUI and boot to a command prompt, but it's not designed to routinely operate that way.

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by jck In reply to Quibble

If you load Windows, it goes to the command line interface and still executes pre-load items before executing its GUI (win.exe).

Windows (win.exe) is basically like X or Gnome or KDE, except the kernel and GUI are made by one company...unlike Linux where the kernel and GUI can be from different parties.

The CLI now in Vista is windowed, rather than drop to DOS like it was in 3.1 and 95 (I think it was like that then...can't remember that far back...God I'm old lol).

I don't think there are truly any boot-from-GUI OSes out. I could be wrong. SGI might be that way.

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I agree

by CharlieSpencer In reply to actually

that it doesn't boot from GUI. My disagreement is with your description of it as a "a text-based OS with the ability to run a GUI for user ease." Running Windows in text mode without the GUI is like eating nothing but All-Bran and prunes: the basic processes will function, but you won't produce anything useful.

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by jck In reply to I agree

I can write all sorts of useful stuff in cscript. It just doesn't display in a GUI interface is all.

And get output from All-Bran and prunes. It just might come out like you'd like. :^0

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Administrative stuff, sure

by CharlieSpencer In reply to hmm

But applications? My attitude is that an OS is only as good as the apps it supports, and Windows without the GUI is app-less.

I'm just picking nits here for the sheer enjoyment. I think we both agree the similarities between the two OS are pretty limited. There's a variety of apps that come in both Windows and Linux versions, and some apps exclusive to each that perform the same basic functions.

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Depends on the flavor of Linux

by dpalsen In reply to windows and linux simila ...

The only good way to answer this is to tell you to try Linux. Mandriva is the MOST like Windows, but quite often Linux users are people who don't WANT to use Windows, so they're trying a different direction. I've recently taken up Ubuntu myself, and it works pretty well, too. The issue is why you're trying to get away from Windows, or if you are at all. If you're just wanting to use another OS, Linux will work quite well. Please note, however, that you often can't just get software "out of the box" that will work well, so you're going to have to be able to get pretty involved.

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a few... not many...

by ---TK--- In reply to windows and linux simila ...

They both have a GUI, Both make use of the Win Key (Linux often calls it the "Super" Key), both are kind of stable, Both can be networked, both have services (Linux calles them Daemons).. the list can go on and on...

But the question is very broad. The "Linux OS", which Distribution are you comparing it to? Also which desktop are you using, Gnome, X-windows, KDE? Check out, they have the top 100 distros listed, and a lot of the time there are screenshots you can look at.

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linux is not an operating system

by cluegiven In reply to windows and linux simila ...

they can both allow you to connect to the interweb

from there use your favorite web search tool to collect answers

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by CharlieSpencer In reply to linux is not an operating ...

What do you mean when you say 'linux is not an operating system'? How do you define an OS, and how does Linux fail to meet that definition? Your opinion is definitely in the minority, and you're going to need some heavy-duty evidence to persuade to the contrary.

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