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is it possible to have TXlinux ? I'm searching for TM simulator or virtual machines which could help me using TM os or anything related to TM ! but I find it hard to locate ! can anyone help ?

Re: Hardware Transactional Memory on Linux. by yav (guest), 31 Mar 2009 12:43

Windows is the most widespread operating system at the moment (not because of its merits, but because of Microsoft's deals with OEMs) but I don't believe that is proof that it is more powerful than Linux.

I'm not an expert, but I found I could do an awful lot more with Linux than Windows in terms of using Terminal commands, package managers, etc.

Just my 2 cents :)

Re: windows is mor e powerful than Linux by (account deleted), 20 Jun 2008 09:05

Linux has a multiprocessing for any modern network operating system. It has the resources of multiple processors in an efficient manner. Like in windows too it possesd this. Linux supports symmetric multiprocessing (SMP). This support for SMP was experimental in version2.0. Experts has considered SMP to be stable versions for 2.2 later. SMP support and performance with the release of Linux version 2.4. The operating system supports SMP using a maximum of 16 processors per server. However, still Linux was created to use both physical and virtual memory efficiently, like windows 2000, and Linux allocates a memory area for each application. It attempts to decrease the inefficiency of this practice. In my perspective, I still agree that Windows still do more of improvement that Linux. Linux has be improving since all these while but windows happen to be the most wildy acceptable operatin system in circulation today

There is a lot to be said for a lot of operating systems. I use OSX because it runs big programs more stably and i personally think it looks nicer and is easier to get around. however, for my mother who doesn't know how to use a computer i could not possibly ask her to install something through terminal. the same thing sort of goes for setting up a network. I dont think anyone would deny the fact that unix based systems are better for networking, however, are they easier to set up for someone who doesnt really know what they are doing? that for me is the question.

Re: Windows by TimWaringTimWaring, 31 Jan 2008 10:43

Linux has a multiprocessing for any modern network operating system. must use the resources of multiple processors in an efficient manner. Like in windows 2000, Linux supports symmetric multiprocessing (SMP). This support for SMP was experimental in version2.0. Experts consider SMP to be sable versions 2.2 and later. SMP support and performance improved with the release of Linux version 2.4. The operating system supports SMP using a maximum of 16 processors per server. The Linux memory Model, form its inception, Linux was created to use both physical and virtual memory efficiently, like windows 2000, and Linux allocates a memory area for each application. It attempts to decrease the inefficiency of this practice, however, by sharing memory between programs wherever it can. my perspective, I still agree that Windows still more superior because all what Linux has gotten, Windows still have than Linux windowx happen to be the most widly accpetable operating system in circulation today most all application that linux has today can be found in windows operating system.

With the recent release of Windows Vista, the security of the new operating system will be coming under scrutiny.
According to the BBC, “Microsoft Windows has been the biggest target for hackers in recent years.” Although previous versions of Windows had security risks, it has been claimed that the new version of Windows, Vista, has even more security blunders and that the effects of these will be seen for many years to come. A recent poll at a security conference revealed that 97% of people polled believed that Vista will have security problems for years to come.

It has been claimed that the release of Vista was too early and that there were still many bugs in the operating system. It seems that making money is a higher priority than ensuring a safe, reliable operating system.

Hackers are currently being paid to find the weaknesses in this new operating system. Considering that Windows is used in many homes worldwide (estimated 90% of us), it creates a worrying concern of what internet criminals and hackers may get up to if they find easy ways to hack in to the new Windows Vista operating system.

Its also possible to convert from Linux to TxLinux, this operating system is a variant on Linux and is the first Operating system to use hardware transactional memory (H.T.M). By using TxLinux you will benefit from co-operation between locks and transactions and the integration of transactions with the operating system scheduler. This is achieved by using spinlocks, (cxspinlocks). These cxspinlocks have the same data layout as conventional Linux spinlocks; they occupy a single signed byte. Non transactional threads lock the spinlock in order to stop other threads from entering the critical section. Transactional threads make sure the lock is unlocked before entering the critical section. Basically without going into anymore detail Linux has found a way of improving its operating systems performance which shows that this operating system is always evolving.

Reference

Rossbach, C. Hoffman, O. (December 2007). Tx Linux.Operating systems review. Volume 41(number 6). P87 and P91.

Re: Windows
NazimNazim 28 Jan 2008 14:31
in discussion Windows Vs Linux / Discuss this site » Windows

here are some quotes to show the applications software compared with windows and linux

There is more application software available for Windows. Then again, there may be sufficient software for your needs.

link:
http://www.michaelhorowitz.com/Linux.vs.Windows.html

Re: Windows by NazimNazim, 28 Jan 2008 14:31

Linux v Windows

Linux is a free software as described by the ‘Free Software Foundation’. Free meaning that the code can be written/shared by anybody rather than it costs nothing. Linux is secure and virus free has a community of its own with software specialists willing to give free support and gives users the freedom of choice rather than having to be tied into a proprietory software.
http://www.icthubknowledgebase.org.uk/linuxrealworld recomends installing ‘LiveCD Linux’. This runs Linux from a CD, and doesn't touch what you have on your computer. Knoppix and PcLinuxOS2k4, are two of the most popular LiveCD Linux distributions.

Windows is the name given to the family of operating systems developed by Microsoft. The first release Windows 1.0 was released in November 1985 with the most recent version released in November 2006 Windows Vista version 6.0. The original windows was developed to work on a single pc and therefore securiy issues were not considered. Once windows was developed for use over networks, security was a major consideration but there were problems with internet security. Schneier, Bruce (June 15, 2005) reported that because of the popularity of Windows it is a frequent target of worm and virus writers.

Schneier, Bruce 1995
IC knowledge Base Hub (online) cited January 2008 [http://www.icthubknowledgebase.org.uk/]

My Research Windows v Linux by Paula_TPaula_T, 22 Jan 2008 19:56

There are mainly types of flaws with windows which can include security issues, other problems can includes a recent flaw which has been found in operating systems from Windows 98 to XP, this problem is that the digital certificates can be deleted, then this can give the attacker unwanted access through e-mail. If digital certificates are deleted then the user can not encrypt or send e-mails.

Even though Linux is an open source and is supposed to be much more secure then windows, they still have many flaws e.g. a flaw which affects a function which used to manage virtual memory. This flaw allows the attacker to control the administrative side of the operating system.

http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/2119921/critical-security-flaws-windows
http://www.computerworld.com/softwaretopics/os/linux/story/0,10801,88936,00.html

Re: Windows
blaydblayd 14 Jan 2008 10:08
in discussion Windows Vs Linux / Discuss this site » Windows

I agree with you there, was way more stable but I say bring back the Spectrum lol, who wouldn't want to use cassettes lol.

Re: Windows by blaydblayd, 14 Jan 2008 10:08

To be honest, I've got my PC set up as a dual-boot system which means I have both Windows and Linux installed and although on on Windows I have had to install an expensive firewall and a very up to date anti virus I have found that Linux is not generally prone to the same attacks as Windows and as such there is no need to have any where near the same level of security programs.

Re: Internet Security by blaydblayd, 10 Jan 2008 16:58

Bring back the amiga, i think it beats both windows & linux!!! It was brilliant! Rome AD 92, fun fun!

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Re: Windows by JamesCopeJamesCope, 10 Jan 2008 16:37

Hi Alan and Lauren,
I was wondering if you could tell me with regards to internet and anti-virus software, whether Norton Internet security would perform the same on both the Linux Operating system and the Windows Operating system.
Thanks Lee.

Internet Security by LeeRileyLeeRiley, 10 Jan 2008 16:23

To me,
Linux multiprocessing; for any modern network operating system must use the resources of multiple processors in an efficient manner. Like in windows 2000, Linux supports symmetric multiprocessing (SMP). This support for SMP was experimental in version2.0. Experts consider SMP to be sable versions 2.2 and later. SMP support and performance improved with the release of Linux version 2.4. The operating system supports SMP using a maximum of 16 processors per server. The Linux memory Model, form its inception, Linux was created to use both physical and virtual memory efficiently, like windows 2000, and Linux allocates a memory area for each application. It attempts to decrease the inefficiency of this practice, however, by sharing memory between programs wherever it can. Like instance, if five people are using FTP on mine Linux server, five instance of FTP program will run. in reality, only a small part of each FTP program called the private data region the part that stores the username , for instance, will receive its own memory space, most of the program will remain in a region of memory shared by all five instance of the program. In this case, rather than using five times the memory required one instance of the program, Linux sets aside only a little more memory for five users than it does for one FTP user. Most current version of Linux use a 32-bit addressing scheme tat enable program to access 4 GB of memory. Linux also runs on CPUs that employ 64 –bit addresses, enabling program to access more than 18 exbytes (264 bytes) that is more than 18 billions billion bytes of data three times the total number of words ever spoken by human beings by one estimate! Virtual memory in a Linux server can take the form of a disk partition created with windows fdisk command or it can be in a file much like the virtual memory pagefile.sys file in windows 200. (COM PITA, 2007)
In my perspective, I still agree that Windows still more superior because all what Linux has gotten, Windows still have than Linux.

windows is superior by idowu2004idowu2004, 10 Jan 2008 16:17
Re: Windows
blaydblayd 06 Dec 2007 15:12
in discussion Windows Vs Linux / Discuss this site » Windows

What are you basing your opinion on? Where did you get the "9 out of 10 people" thing? Seriously, I'd love to know as I've searched the internet and can't find any reliable statistical data about operating system usage. And by the way, Windows hasn't been around longer, Mac OS was the first (which influenced the design of Workbench for the Amiga) then Windows and Linux came out around the same time. At the end of the day some people may prefer Windows just because they are too scared to use anything differant, the trick is to experiment with differant operating systems as differant ones are better at differant things.

Re: Windows by blaydblayd, 06 Dec 2007 15:12
Re: Welcome to our Wiki by NazimNazim, 05 Dec 2007 15:07
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NazimNazim 05 Dec 2007 15:06
in discussion Windows Vs Linux / Discuss this site » Windows

i'd still go for windows, as its been around longers and its more established in the sence that 9 out of 10 people relay on windows so, it has to be windows all the way….

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