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OS/2 Windows, Linux (Compare OS/2 vs Windows vs Linux)

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OS/2 Warp *

Windows XP

Linux

True object oriented UI

Yes

No

No

Multiple file associations

Yes

No

No

Needs no file associations

Yes

No

Yes

Tweak performance

of DOS/WIN16 apps

Yes

No

No

More than 10 peer connections

Yes

Vilaters License

Yes

Run server daemons

Yes

Violates License

Yes

Tune PC to specific tasks

Yes

No

Yes

Direct hardware access

Yes

No

Yes

Run multiple DOS versions

Yes

No

No

Built in voice recognition

Yes

No

No

Hard disk spanning

YES

(Journaled File System (fault tolerant))

Yes (Dynamic Disk, NOT fault tolerant)

Yes (JFS)

Separate user desktops

Limited

YeS

YeS

Assignable drive letters

YES

YeS

YeS

Built-in firewall software

YES(Uses the ported AIX firewall and TCP/IP)

Limited

YeS

Configuration recovery

Yes

No

Yes

Multiple processors

Yes UP to 64(SMP)

Yes(Up to 2)

Yes

C2 certified on a network

No

No

Yes

Run DOS applications

Yes

Limited

Limited

Run Win16 applications

Yes

Limited

Limited

Run Win32 applications

Limited

Yes

Limited

Run OS/2 applications

Yes

Limited

No

Run Linux (X11) applications

Limited(XFree86, HobLink)

Limited

Yes

Run JAVA applications

Yes

Yes

Yes

Flat memory model

Yes

Yes

Yes

Will network with OS/2 servers

Yes

Yes

(IBM Logon Client)

Yes

Will network with NT/2000 servers

Yes

Yes

Yes

Will network with Novell servers

Yes

Yes

Yes

Includes NFS client

Yes

No

Yes

Includes NFS server

Yes

No

Depends on distribution

Includes advanced REXX scripting language

Yes

No

No

Includes Remote access software

Yes

Limited Windows2000/XP only

Yes

File Level Access Control List support

NO(though possible w/ use of HPFS386)

Yes

No(Possible)

VirtualPC emulator available

Yes

Yes

Yes(VServer)

Support of shared IRQs

Limited(if drivers support it perfectly)

Yes

Limited

Updates/bug fixes

Yes(SoftWare Choice subscription, paid)

Yes

Yes

Pre-emptive multithreading multitasking

Yes

No(Single-threaded)

Yes

Single Input Queue (SIQ)

Yes

No

Yes

Multilingual Support

Limited

Limited

Yes

Remote OS installation

Yes

Limited

Requires Active Directory

Yes

System Restore and backup

Yes

Limited

Limited

Great multimedia support

Yes

WarpVision

Yes

Yes

Games available Limited

Limited

Could be game-platform, was never implemented

Yes

Limited

 

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