Kernel Comparison: Linux (2.6.20) versus Windows (Vista)

Posted on Sunday, April 22, 2007 @ 10:04:03 EDT by meshal

This aims to be the most comprehensive kernel comparison of the latest most popular Unix style kernel versus the latest most popular kernel. In Q2 2007, this means Linux 2.6.20 kernel versus Windows Vista kernel..


Security Model

Security (model) Linux Windows
security model - Standard Unix Model Y N
i.e. immunity from viruses (given common usage15) Y N
security model - ACL N (Y SELinux21) Y
security model - AFS ACL Y N (Y with add-on)
security model - POSIX ACL Y Y
security model - Security Modules (#401, #402) Y - LSM Y - CAS
user definition - privileges, member groups Y Y
security is implemented - any object manager object (files, processes...) N Y
security is implemented - free from object-by-object assignment N Y


Complete Review

Topic: hardware
Associated Topicshardware