Please dont rool up your sleves just yet! I know the topic is jucy for most of the Linux fans but its different here. I just want to know which one would you prefer, basing your opinion on facts and not just ordinary facts but on facts relating to Operating system designing like Process handling, threads SMPs, Networking and Graphics.
I have an Operating System assignment. I have to compare the two operating systems in terms of process handling, Networking and Graphics. But I have to rationalise my opinion, For instance, in OPERATING SYSTEMS fourth edition William Stallings points out that
"NT4.0 has the same internal architecture as NT3.x. However, the most notable architectural change is that several graphics components that ran in user mode as part of Win32 subsystems in 3.x have been moved into the Windows NT Executive, which runs in kernel mode. The benefits of this change is that it speeds up the operation of these graphics functions. The draw back is that these graphics functions could now have access to the low-level system services, which could impact the reliability of the Operating System".
So, any information provided by you would help me understand the difference. I've already done some ground work by collecting data from two books. Now, I'm turning to the Internet for information. So far I've found sites that debate over "NT VS Linux" without rationlizing opinion with facts and some just keep going on and on about the evils of microsoft and how much they love linux. Some do provide good information.
So, whats your opinion?