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Linux Serdar Yegalulp offers a long view of the current evolution of Linux, one that sees the open source OS firmly entrenched as a cornerstone of IT, evolving in almost every direction at once - including most demonstrably toward the mobile and embedded markets. "If Linux acceptance and development are peaking, where does Linux go from up? Because Linux is such a mutable phenomenon and appears in so many incarnations, there may not be any single answer to that question. More important, perhaps, is how Linux - the perennial upstart - will embrace the challenges of being a mature and, in many areas, market-leading project. Here's a look at the future of Linux: as raw material, as the product of community and corporate contributions, and as the target of any number of challenges to its ethos, technical prowess, and growth."
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RE[3]: changed my thinking
by Laurence on Thu 18th Jul 2013 09:37 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: changed my thinking"
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It must not be that easy, since your equivalence is off. ;-)

NT refers to an entire OS architecture (HAL, kernel mode, and user mode), not just the kernel. Microsoft never gave the kernel any "witty" code project name, so it is basically referred to as the "NT Kernel."

Fair point, though any such comparison was never going to be perfect even if NT did categorically state just the kernel as Windows uses a micro-kernel vs Linux's monolithic design. So there's some subtle differences between the two architectures in where different managers reside.

But for the sake of a general overview, I think the comparison I made works. It's just a question of how far you want to draw the comparison as, like with any analogy, there's always going to be aspects that don't compare perfectly.

Edited 2013-07-18 09:37 UTC

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