[ Thanks for this link to Red Thomas, who says: "The guy
seems pretty knowledgeable about Windows as well as Linux, and
shows why Linux is a real contender for the server market."
"Administrative tasks in Windows NT are strikingly similar to
the same tasks in Linux. This comes as little surprise, as one of
Microsoft's first ventures had been Xenix, a Unix clone. Xenix
eventually evolved into SCO Unices (SCO was partially owned by both
Microsoft and Novell). Later, Microsoft worked with IBM on the
project that split to become OS/2. Windows NT played a role in
this, as well."
"As we saw in the last article, and will witness to a greater
degree here, the Windows NT 4.0 Resource Kit is almost
absolutely necessary to make Windows NT managable for the
administrator. Incidentally, it's in the Resource Kit that most of
the similarities to Linux/Unix are found."
"In Windows NT, the task manager may be found by pressing
CTRL-ALT-DEL. This presents a window with three tabs: Applications,
Processes and Performance. Applications show the friendly name of
the user-executed applications. This is commonly used to 'End Task'
when a windows application locks up. Sometimes, even that doesn't
work. Under the 'Processes' tab, the 'End Process' button is more
effectual, but it requires knowing how the system refers to the
application. This crypticness, as well as scrolling through the
entire list of running processes, makes ending a process here
somewhat cumbersome. Also, here's where you can set the priority of
the task. This would be done by right-clicking on the process and
selecting the 'Set Priority' button. It gives the options of Low,
Medium, High and Realtime. This function did not work in the
earlier releases of Windows NT."
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