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    Compare and Contrast Unix and Windows 2000

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    Compare and Contrast Unix and Windows 2000 in terms of:

    File Processing

    Program Capabilities

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    Well let us consider the file processing of both operating systems one by one:
    Windows 2000:
    Windows systems have used fat file system. The 16-bit fat file system has several shortcomings including internal fragmentation, a size limitation of 2 GB a lack of access protection profiles. The 32-bit fat file system has solved the size and fragmentation problem but its performance and features are still weak by comparison with modern file systems. The NTFS file system is much better it was designed to include many features as follows:
    1. Data recovery
    2. Security
    3. File tolerance
    4. Large files and file systems
    5. Multiple data streams
    6. UNICODE names
    7. Sparse files
    8. Encryption
    9. Journaling
    10. Volume shadow copies and file compression
    IN UNIX a file does not have to be an object stored on disk or fetched over a network from a remote file server. Rather UNIX file can be any thing capable of handling the input or output of a stream of data. Device driver can appear as files and interposes ...

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    The solution compares, contrasts Unix and Windows 2000. File processing and program capabilities are determined.