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Kernel Comparison: Linux (2.6.21) versus Windows (Vista)

 

 

Hardware

Hardware Architecture

Hardware Architecture Support (PC) Linux Windows
PC x86YY

N (Starter not all)

PC AMD64YY

N (Starter)

PC IA-64YY

N (Starter)

Hardware Architecture Support (general)
AlphaYN
PPCYN
PPC64YN
SPARC32YN
SPARC64YN
ARMYN
HP PA-RISCYN
Motorola 680x0YN
MIPSYN
MIPS (DEC)YN
PowerPCYN
IBM S/390YN
Cell (STI)YN
Atmel AVR32YN
Hardware Architecture Support (game consoles)
Nintendo WiiNN
Microsoft Xbox 360NN39
Microsoft XboxYN39
Sony Playstation 3 (PS3)YN
Sony Playstation 2 (PS2)YN
Nintendo GamecubeYN
Hardware Architecture Support (other)
othersYN

 

Multiprocessor Hardware

Multiprocessor Support (architecture) Linux Windows
Multiprocessor - SMP (-,#506)YN (Starter, Basic, Premium)

Y (Business, Ultimate, Enterprise)

Multiprocessor - NUMA (-,#506)YN (Starter, Basic, Premium)

Y (Business, Ultimate, Enterprise)

Hyperthreading (SMT) (-,#506)YY

N (Starter)

Multicore (-,#506)YY

N (Starter)

 

Hyperthreading Limits

Hyperthreading SMT (limits) Linux Windows
Maximum number of hyperthreads - 32bit (-,#506)2 (hardware limit) 0 (Starter)

2 (hardware limit) (others)

Maximum number of hyperthreads - 64bit (-,#506)2 (hardware limit) 0 (Starter)

2 (hardware limit) (others)

 

Multicore Limits

Multicore (limits) Linux Windows
Maximum number of cores - 32bit (#47, #506)2 (hardware limit) 0 (Starter)

2 (hardware limit) (others)

Maximum number of cores - 64bit (#47, #506)4 (hardware limit) 0 (Starter)

4 (hardware limit) (others)

 

Multiprocessor Limits

Multiprocessor (limits) Linux Windows
Maximum number of CPUs - 32bit (#47, #506)>1024431 (Starter, Basic, Premium)

2 (Business, Ultimate, Enterprise)44

Maximum number of CPUs - 64bit (#47, #506)>102443 0 (Starter)

1 (Basic, Premium)

2 (Business, Ultimate, Enterprise)44

 

Hardware Form

Hardware (PC) Linux Windows
DesktopYY
LaptopYY
Media CenterYY
TabletYN (Starter, Basic)

Y (others)

Rack, Server etcYY (see limits)
WearableYY
Hardware (other)
PDAYN
mobile phoneYN
routerYN
internet tabletYN
watchN

Y47

N
embedded (other)YN

 

Hardware Components

Hardware Components Linux Windows
supported listLDP Suse RHMS
Hardware Support (new PC hardware)
kernel15inconsistent (none-good15)consistently good (OK-good15)
drivers15inconsistent especially graphics (none-OK15)consistently good

exception graphics (none-good15)

Hardware Support (old PC hardware)
kernel15good (none-good15)OK (none-good15)
drivers15inconsistent (none-good15)inconsistent (none-good15)

 

Hotplug

Hardware (Hotplug) Linux Windows
CPU HotplugYY
RAM HotplugYY
PCI HotplugYY
I/O host bridges HotplugYN
PCI PnPYY
ISA PnPYN (default)

Y (not default)

 

ACPI

ACPI Linux Windows
ACPI 3.0 (some)YY
ACPI 2.0 (some)YY
ACPI 1.0 (some)YY

 

APM

APM (obsolete) Linux Windows
APMYN

 

Hard Disk

Hard Disk Linux Windows
NCQ (SATA)YY
TCQ (SCSI, IDE)YY
S.M.A.R.T (SCSI, IDE)YY
flash drive as disk cache (N.B. not swap file)NY
HHD (Hybrid Hard Drive - disk with flash cache)NY
HHD cache limit-2TB
RAID - Hardware - Concatenation,0,1,4,5,6YY
RAID - Hybrid (Fake) - Concatenation,0,1,4,5,6YY
RAID - Software - Concatenation,0,1,4,5,6YN

 

Peripheral Buses

PCIe Linux Windows
PCI-Express (PCIe)YY
PCI-Express AERYY
PCI
PCIYY
ISA
ISAYY
USB
USB 2.0YY
USB Bandwidth reservationYY
wireless USBYY
other
InfiniBandYN45
CardbusYY
PCMCIAYY
ExpressCardYY
FirewireYY

 

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