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

 

 

Hardware Form

Hardware (PC) Linux Windows
Desktop Y Y
Laptop Y Y
Media Center Y Y
Tablet Y N (Starter, Basic)

Y (others)

Rack, Server etc Y Y (see limits)
Wearable Y Y
Hardware (other)
PDA Y N
mobile phone (cell phone) Y N
router Y N
internet tablet Y N
watch N

Y47

N
coffee machine N N

Y (XP)

embedded (other) Y N

 

Hardware Components

Hardware Components Linux Windows
supported list LDP Suse RH MS
Hardware Support (new PC hardware)
kernel15 consistently good (none-good15) consistently good (OK-good15)
drivers15 inconsistent especially graphics (none-good15) consistently good (OK-good15)
Hardware Support (old PC hardware)
kernel15 consistently good (OK-good15) inconsistent (none-OK15)
drivers15 inconsistent (none-good15) inconsistent (none-good15)

 

Hotplug

Hardware (Hotplug) Linux Windows
CPU Hotplug Y Y
RAM Hotplug Y Y
PCI Hotplug Y Y
I/O host bridges Hotplug Y Y
SATA Hotplug Y Y
PATA Hotplug N Y

 

PnP

PnP Linux Windows
PCI PnP Y Y
ISA PnP (obsolete) Y N (default)

Y (not default)

 

ACPI

ACPI Linux Windows
ACPI 3.0 Y Y
ACPI 2.0 Y Y
ACPI 1.0 Y Y

 

APM

APM Linux Windows
APM (obsolete) Y N

 

Hard Disk

Hard Disk (Buses) Linux Windows
eSATA Y Y
SATA Y Y
PATA (P-ATA i.e. IDE, EIDE, ATA, ATAPI) Y Y
SCSI Y Y
Firewire Y Y
USB2 Y Y
USB1 Y Y
Hard Disk (Details)    
NCQ (SATA, eSATA) Y Y
TCQ (SCSI, PATA) Y Y
S.M.A.R.T (eSATA, SATA, SCSI, PATA) Y Y
SSD (Solid-State Drive) Y Y
flash drive as disk cache (N.B. not swap file) N Y
HHD (Hybrid Hard Drive - disk with flash cache) N Y
HHD cache limit - 2TB
RAID - Hardware - Concatenation,0,1,4,5,6 Y Y
RAID - Hybrid (Fake) - Concatenation,0,1,4,5,6 Y Y
RAID - Software - Concatenation,0,1,4,5,6 Y N
HPA Y N

 

Peripheral Buses

PCIe Linux Windows
PCI-Express (PCIe) Y Y
PCI-Express AER Y Y
PCI
PCI Y Y
ISA
ISA (obsolete) Y Y
USB
USB 3.0 N

Y (patch)

N

Y (Windows 7)

USB 2.0 Y Y
USB Bandwidth reservation Y Y
wireless USB Y Y
other
InfiniBand Y N45
Cardbus Y Y
PCMCIA Y Y
ExpressCard Y Y
Firewire Y Y
SCSI Y Y

 

 

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