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Hardware

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Kernel Comparison: Linux (2.6.22) 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
SATA HotplugYY
PATA HotplugNY

 

PnP

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

Y (not default)

 

ACPI

ACPI Linux Windows
ACPI 3.0YY
ACPI 2.0YY
ACPI 1.0YY

 

APM

APM Linux Windows
APM (obsolete)YN

 

Hard Disk

Hard Disk (Buses) Linux Windows
SATAYY
PATA (P-ATA i.e. IDE, EIDE, ATA, ATAPI)YY
SCSIYY
Hard Disk (Details)
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
HPAYN

 

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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