A Short Note On Linux, Windows And Freebsd

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I/O Comparison between Linux, Windows and FreeBSD Name University Executive Summary This study compares the I/O functionalities such as data structures, algorithms and cryptograpy between Linux, Windows, and FreeBSD. Most importantly, the data structures used in block and character devices for Windows and FreeBSD are also compared against those of Linux operating system. With respect to I/O operations, this study specifically examines the different types of devices, I/O scheduling, and so forth, and compares their implementation in Windows and FreeBSD versus Linux. Introduction Generally, computer components are two-fold, namely hardware and software components. The hardware requires an operating system (OS) to manage and coordinate its software resources as well as provide services for computer application programs [4]. Application programs that run in a computer require an OS. In essense, the OS acts as a central host that handles hardware operation details [4]. All computers are run by an OS of some type. Some of the most popular OS versions in the market are Linux, Windows and FreeBSD [1]. Linux is an open-source development and free software whose source code can be freely used, redistributed and modified by third party OS developers. The range of Windows Operating Systems are created by Microsoft Corporation. Unlike Linux, Windows consists of proprietary closed sources [5]. FreeBSD is an advanced version of OS and runs on modern desktops, servers and

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