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

 

 

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 HotplugYY

 

PnP

PnP Linux Windows
PCI PnPYY
ISA PnP (obsolete)YN (default)

Y (not default)

 

ACPI

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

 

APM

APM Linux Windows
APM (obsolete)YN

 

Hard Disk

Hard Disk Linux Windows
SATAYY
PATA (P-ATA i.e. IDE, EIDE, ATA, ATAPI)YY
SCSIYY
NCQ (SATA)YY
TCQ (SCSI, PATA)YY
S.M.A.R.T (SCSI, PATA)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
ISA (obsolete)YY
USB
USB 2.0YY
USB Bandwidth reservationYY
wireless USBYY
other
InfiniBandYN45
CardbusYY
PCMCIAYY
ExpressCardYY
FirewireYY
SCSIYY

 

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