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Linux Advantages and Disadvantages: Part 1

This is the first article in a series on the advantages (and disadvantages) of Linux desktops over alternatives. While our magazine is all about how to accomplish things with Linux on your desktop, it is important that the why side is also addressed.

There are lots of studies of such issues as stability, security, performance, and reliability of Linux vs. Microsoft Windows. They can roughly be divided into two lists:

  • Studies paid for by Microsoft
  • Studies that conclude Linux wins

Now, before you get excited that I am about to trash the other guys, this is stuff I won't bother you with. Read what you want. Then, if you feel Linux will favorably address your issues, you are ready to start reading here.

I assert that the biggest practical concern is whether Linux will do what you need on the desktop. Rather than, once again, get into a discussion of studies, it is much more direct to just see what you want to do and then see if the tools to do it are available for Linux. Any other approach is more like concluding you can't own a car made anywhere but the U.S. because you don't have metric tools.

If you look at how desktop computers are used in a bank, you will likely find them doing four tasks and only four tasks:

  • Word processing
  • Spreadsheets
  • Email
  • Running a terminal emulator to access a database

Let's start here and see if Linux is ready for this environment.

Word processing is clearly a non-issue. Many Microsoft Windows users are already switching from Word to OpenOffice.org. OO.org offers compatibility to handle Word documents, a familiar interface and a non-proprietary file format as an alternative to Microsoft's .doc format.

The advantages of OO.org go way beyond this, however. With Word, it is common for a whole company to have to make a costly upgrade so that older systems can read documents created with newer versions of Word. This is a good sales approach for Microsoft but it is both costly and troublesome to desktop users and their administrators. As OO.org is free, there is no financial advantage for introducing incompatibilities.

A second advantage is security. For example, the quick save option of Word has resulted in many embarrassments and some serious security problems. Imagine someone taking a love letter to their girlfriend, deleting the text and then writing work correspondence. The quick saved file will contain the original letter and then the transactions to update it to the new letter. Enough said.

File size is another issue. Word documents tend to be much larger than the text they contain. This means more disk space, more complicated backups and, if you email these documents, slower email transfers and/or the need for more bandwidth.


LINUX is the operating system and LINUX will do what you need on the desktop. LINUX lot of studies of such issues as stability, security, and performance and reliability.While Microsoft Windows studies paid for by Microsoft and also studies that include LINUX wins.

Microsoft Windows is a series of software operating systems and graphical user interfaces produced by Microsoft. Microsoft first introduced an operating environment named Windows in November 1985 as an add-on to MS-DOS in response to the growing interest in graphical user interfaces (GUIs).[1] Microsoft Windows came to dominate the world's personal computer market, overtaking Mac OS, which had been introduced previously. As of July 2009, Windows had approximately 93% of the market share of the client operating systems for usage on the Internet.[2] The most recent client version of Windows is Windows Vista; the most recent server version is Windows Server 2008. Vista's successor, Windows 7 (currently at release to manufacturing), is scheduled to be released on October 22, 2009.

Advantages of Microsoft Access Based Accounting Systems

For those who are unfamiliar with MS Access it is a Windows based database system. Developing or modifying code is much easier and faster, hence cheaper, than doing the same thing in DOS, mini-computers or mainframes. Reports can be also be quickly added, modified, or new ones created based on already existing reports. However if you're inexperienced at doing programming or with MS Access keep in mind that computers only allow you to make mistakes much, much faster.

One big advantage of many of the following systems is that the source code either comes with the system or is available for an additional fee. This means that the systems can be adapted to suit your requirements.


MICROSOFT access it is a WINDOWS database system. Developing code is such easier and faster, than doing this DOS. MICROSOFT access keep in mind that computers only allows you make mistakes much faster.

Microsoft Windows Vista Beta 1 Fact Sheet
Windows Vista beta 1 is an important milestone on Microsoft’s path to releasing the final version of Windows Vista. Beta 1 is being delivered to more than 10,000 beta testers.

Windows Vista™ beta 1 is an important milestone on Microsoft Corp.’s path to releasing the final version of Windows Vista. Beta 1 will provide developers, IT professionals and Windows® enthusiasts with an opportunity to test the operating system’s infrastructure and provide Microsoft with valuable feedback. Beta 1 is being delivered to more than 10,000 beta testers via the Windows Vista Technical Beta Program, and thousands more people will receive beta 1 through the MSDN® developer program and Microsoft® TechNet.

Fundamental Improvements for Computing With More Confidence

Windows Vista beta 1 focuses on greatly improving the Windows’ fundamentals — security, deployment, manageability and performance — so developers, IT professionals and end users can have more confidence in their PCs. Enhancements have been made in the following areas:

Security. Windows Vista will deliver many new or improved security features that provide a usable, consistent and manageable experience in corporate, mobile and roaming environments, as well as in the home. Some examples of new security features in Windows Vista beta 1 include these:

User Account Protection features enable administrators to deploy PCs set up to give end users only the privileges they need to perform their tasks. This bridges the gap between user and administrative privileges by running applications with limited permissions.

Windows Service Hardening monitors critical Windows services for abnormal activity in the file system, registry and network that could be used to allow malware to persist on a machine or propagate to other machines.

Anti-malware features detect and remove worms, viruses and other types of malicious software from the computer during an upgrade.

Advanced data protection technologies reduce the risk that data on laptops or on other computers will be viewed by unauthorized users, even if the computer is lost or stolen. Windows Vista supports full-volume encryption to help prevent disk access to files by other operating systems. It also stores encryption keys in a Trusted Platform Model (TPM) v1.2 chip. The entire system partition is encrypted in both the hibernation file and the user data.

Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 in Windows Vista Beta 1 includes many features to help protect against malicious Web sites and malware. To help protect against phishing and spoofing attacks, Internet Explorer also does the following:

Highlights the address bar when users visit a secure sockets layer-protected site and lets users easily check the validity of a site’s security certificate

Allows users to clear all cached data with a single click

Network Access Protection. Viruses and worms can attack a protected internal network through mobile computers that do not have the latest updates, security configuration settings or virus signatures downloaded. Mobile users may connect to unprotected networks at hotels, airports or coffee shops, where their computers can become infected by malware or a virus. Windows Vista has Network Access Protection to help prevent security-

Advantage Windows Vista

After a long wait, new service pack has finally arrived, as a new year’s gift to Microsoft’s windows customers cum lovers. Windows VISTA is perhaps the major update to the windows family of operating systems, after a long gap of around five years. The operating system comes up with rich set of features. There are some distinct advantages and disadvantages of vista over XP. The operating system also has some advantages and some sort of disadvantages. Let us see all of them one by one, now.

Vista Disadvantages:

1. Requirements high, too hot deal:

Windows Vista, the next generation operating system requires superb computer to install. It consumes a lot more resources than its predecessor windows XP. For vista Aero to work, you need to invest something more than what you would have expected to invest before. The graphics card requirement is quite high. The graphics card must be of DirectX 10 supported. The required minimum graphics memory on the graphics card is 128 MB. For better performance, graphics memory must be of 256 MB. The minimum hard disk space required is 20 GB for installation of Windows Vista. Processor speed is also expected to be high for Aero to work smoothly without causing any hiccups. The memory requirement for Windows Vista system is high. The system will work smoothly when one has got RAM of about 2 GB installed. Totally, I would like to say that, Windows vista eats up lot of resources, than its predecessor, the Windows XP.


MICROSOFT WINDOWS VISTA BETA the generation operating system requires supercomputer install. It a lot more resources that its predecessor windows.

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