Windows Operating Systems Analysis

2068 WordsJul 11, 20099 Pages
Windows Operating Systems Analysis Introduction Riordan Manufacturing is a global industry leader in its field of plastic injection molding. With more than 500 employees, 46 million dollars in annual earnings and offices in the US and China, Riordan has chosen to upgrade its current operating system. The company’s goal is to upgrade the system without to much disruption to their current business processes. The objective of this paper is to compare and contrast Windows Operating System 2003 and Vista for Riordan Manufacturing. The analysis provided in this paper will be based on Cost, File Processing, Programming Capabilities, Availability of Application Software, and User Interface of the systems. Based on these various points we will…show more content…
Pontiac and Albany appear to be using the Token Ring protocol. The rationale for Adopting Existing Protocols TCP/IP and Ethernet are the most widely used protocols across a wide segment of different computer platforms. By upgrading the current hardware company-wide, the TCP/IP protocol will already be built into the client and server machines’ browser software. The file system would be compatible with the existing hardware and it is going to be manageable and would support long file names, large volumes of data in the mean time it is going to offer better security. Programming Capabilities The programming ability of Microsoft servers primarily revolves around the .NET Framework. The .NET Framework is available on Windows NT and 98 platforms and higher. .NET provides developers and programmers tools to build applications that are fully managed, protected, feature-rich, with simplified development and deployment. The claim is that virtually any programming language can be used. This is true if there are no specific needs for programming in Java language, either in the future or for purposes of backward compatibility. Other than this, applications can be built using C#, C++, ASP.NET, ADO.NET, Visual Basic .NET, to name a few. There are different versions of the framework available; however there
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