Linux vs Windows

Linux File System and Windows File System, Difference


Windows vs Linux Windows uses FAT and NTFS as file systems, while Linux uses a variety of file systems. Unlike Windows, Linux is bootable from a network drive. In contrast to Windows, everything is either a file or a process in Linux. Please see one of my earlier post What “Everything Is a File” Means on Linux.…

Ubuntu 12.10 Beta 2 Release


Ubuntu released the second and final beta of Ubuntu 12.10 version, code name “Quantal Quetzal”, just two days before. It is a development release, the Ubuntu developers are moving quickly to bring an absolute latest and greatest software. From the release announcement “The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the final beta release of Ubuntu…

What “Everything Is a File” Means on Linux


One of the defining features of Linux and other UNIX-like operating systems is that “everything is a file.” This is an oversimplification, but understanding what it means will help you understand how Linux works. Many things on Linux appear in your file system, but they aren’t actually files. They’re special files that represent hardware devices,…