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TechRepublic: Understanding the differences between Linux and Windows files

May 06, 2000, 16:28 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack Wallen)

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"The Penguin and the Window have many differences and many similarities. The similarities, believe it or not, dig deep into the heart of simplicity and ease of use. The differences, however, range from the glaringly obvious to the subtly obfuscated."

"One of the more subtle differences between Linux and Windows is the way the respective operating systems (OS) deal with hidden files, permissions, and filenames. Below are some useful tips regarding these three differences."

"Linux filenames differ from Windows filenames in a number of ways that can easily stump the MS-trained user. Within the Windows environment, it is legal to create filenames with spaces..."

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