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SearchEnterpriseLinux: Comparing Windows and Linux: Systematic File Storage

Jul 24, 2004, 21:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nigel McFarlane)

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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..."

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