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Operating Systems and Practical Networking

Your team's network plan can be supported by any network operating systems that SOPRO installs. The division supervisor wants recommendations from the Networking Team on which OS would best suit the client's needs. The criterion includes ease of use; a short learning curve, meaning that the users will be functional in the OS in the shortest time; low cost of the OS with ongoing support from the manufacturer; built-in security component available; provided web management; flexibility allowing the users to modify and build applications; and several off-the-shelf business programs/applications available. Lon remembers that you used to be on the Operating System Team and tells you to develop the base recommendation for his review.

I am required to review UNIX-like/Linux-networking, Window 2003 server, and Windows 2000 server and determine which of these operating systems best meets the client's criteria. You will write a draft recommendation for Lon. This is a recommendation not a final report. You will use the list of aforementioned needs. The tradeoff must be identified to support as many of the criterion as possible. Write a recommendation with rationale supporting the choices you present. Include the advantages and disadvantages of each OS.

1. Analyze the benefits and detractors in selecting an operating system for an organization.

2. Recommend an operating system to an organization based on its ability to provide the services and organizational requirement.

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An operating system is an integral part of any computer, whether it is a server or a client computer. There are specialized OS made to be used in servers, and some of these are Windows 2000 Server Edition, Windows Server 2003 and Linux. Each of the three has their own advantages and disadvantages to each other.

Both Windows 2000 Server Edition and Windows Server 2003 are popular due to their ease of use and fast learning of users with these operating systems. The reason behind is the user-friendly graphical user interface and window system that allow users to switch to different applications easier and to run programs by clicking on icons rather than the use of command lines. Windows 2000 has an interface close to Windows 98 while Windows Server 2003 has ...

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