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Architecture

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Kernel Comparison: Linux (2.6.28) versus Windows (Vista SP1)

 

 

Architecture

Kernel Architecture

Architecture Linux Windows
Architecture monolithic (with exceptions)' monolithic7 (with exceptions)'7
i.e. subsystems / drivers user space N

Y (exceptions below)'

N

Y (exceptions below)'

i.e. possible kernel protection from subsystems / drivers N

Y (exceptions below)'

N

Y (exceptions below)'

 

Architecture Exceptions

Architecture (exceptions) Linux Windows
user space - USB Y' Y
user space - printing Y Y
user space - filesystem (FUSE, -) Y N

Y (with freeware 50)

user space - audio (see below) Y' Y'
user space - graphics27 (see below) Y' Y'

 

 

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