Welcome

Software Developer

Why?

Evaluate Operating Systems (OS) that could be beneficial

Overview

What is an Operating System?

Types of Operating Systems

History of the two OS

Overview cont...

Opinion on subject matter:

Reliability, Performance, Applications, Support, Security, Installation and Setup, along with the cost of the two systems.

Recommendation of Operating Systems Presented

Summary of all Major Points

Operating System (OS)

What is it?

Primary Purpose

To support applications (programs)

Types of Operating Systems

Variety of Operating Systems

Refer to hand out for others

Linux and Windows

A little History about Linux and Windows

Linux History

Linus Torvalds

Implemented from Unix

Released Versions

1991 .02

1994 1.0

1999 2.2
... development still continues

Windows History

Bill Gates

Founded Microsoft Corporation

Released Versions

Windows 3.1, 95, 98

Windows NT, Windows 2000
... development still continues

Reliability

Linux

Rock Solid

Months - Years without crashing

Windows

Infamous Blue Screen of Death

Day to Day crashes

Winner: Linux

Performance

Customers

Performance cont...

Let’s check out the handout

Winner: Windows

Applications

Linux

Recent Corel version of WordPerfect

No other Office Applications

Windows

No plan to create Office for Linux

Stuck with windows

Winner: Windows

Support

Linux

Limited support but Increasing

Linux Care

Up coming Support

Microsoft

Huge Staff but Contacting is up in the Air

Possible charge fees

Winner: Windows

Security

Both Systems

Both Systems have loop holes (ways to get around security issues)

Both have been tested and verified for years

Security Advantages...

Linux:

Reinstall without replacing security information

Built in fire wall

Definition of firewall (On Handout)

Windows:

Tighter security available for a cost

Large number of accessing permission

Security Disadvantages...

Linux:

Not as strict

No auditing

Windows:

No fire wall built into the system

Current information is lost if reinstalled

Winner: Windows

Installation and Setup

Linux

Very complex for the common user

Red Hat and Caldera

Microsoft

Easy with each version

Winner: Windows

Cost

Let’ s take a look at the handout to help us out seeing the differences in cost.

Winner: Linux

Implementation

Implement Windows 2000

Memo

Summary

Which OS out performs the other in several categories

Given my opinion on OS

Questions ???