SearchEnterpriseLinux: Comparing Windows and Linux: Systematic File Storage
Jul 24, 2004, 21:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nigel McFarlane)
[ Thanks to Jan
Stafford for this link. ]
Both Windows and Linux organize disk-based files into a
hierarchy of directories. Such directories are usually called
'folders' when viewed in a GUI. One whole hierarchy is called a
'file system' on both platforms. The architecture of Windows and
Linux file systems is similar in some points, but diverges greatly
when tools are considered. Here's a quick comparison.
"On hardware derived from Intel or IBM PCs, both Windows and
Linux use the Master Block Record..."