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Comparing Windows and Linux features

Where can I find some specific information comparing Windows XP/other Windows operating systems and Linux kernel architectures? Is there a place to find a features comparison? If not, could you list the features and show what features one has that the other doesn't?

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This question is very broad. In particular, which features are of particular interest to you? What are your goals and objectives? Are you interested in a theoretical comparison only? Do you have business goals that must be met?

Both are operating systems that are used by a large user base. Windows XP has a huge commercial software market behind it. Linux does not. A Google search for "comparison Windows XP Linux" returns a large number of links, many of which provide useful insights. Here's an example.

This was first published in July 2004

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